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Old Sep 17, 2010, 6:37 PM   #1
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How do I decrease size of file so I can put an attachment in my thread.
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Old Sep 17, 2010, 7:00 PM   #2
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I guess the part I really need is how to best compress the file. Like I said, I am new. One picture I was going to attach is 5mb. Thanks for the help!


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What you want to do is resize the image. If you have Microsoft Office, you can use Microsoft Office Picture Manager to File : Export. If you have Adobe Photoshop Elements, it's Image : Resize. Different photo editting programs call it different things, but the result is that you have a 4000x3000 pixel image and you want an 800x600 pixel image.

What programs do you have?
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I bet you can find Irfanview.
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I have microsoft office
On the Start menu (All Programs), there's the Microsoft Office folder. In that folder there's the Microsoft Office Tools folder. In that folder, there's Microsoft Office Picture Manager. You can use that to Export your photos to a smaller size.

JOOC, what are you using to view your photos now?
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I just use the windows photo viewer right now.
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I have microsoft office 2000 and I don't think the Microsoft Office Picture Manager was started untill 2003.
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I have microsoft office 2000 and I don't think the Microsoft Office Picture Manager was started untill 2003.
In earlier versions of Microsoft Office, there's Microsoft Picture Editor. You can open the photo by using the File : Open... command, and resize it using the Image : Resize... command. In the dialog box, change the Units: to Pixels, and change the Width or Height so that the larger of the two is 800. The smaller of the two will automatically change to the apporpriate number that will preserve the aspect ratio and prevent distortion. Use the Save as... to save the result with a different name, and check to make sure the new file is smaller than the 253.9KB maximum permissible file size for attachments here at Steve's.
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