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Old Oct 13, 2006, 2:44 PM   #1
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Can or will anyone help me by letting me know how to change picture format from bmp to jpg as iv'e been told the picture quality is better"More Crisp"!!!

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Old Oct 13, 2006, 3:05 PM   #2
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it is very easy to do....

if you have windows you can you can use Windows Paint.

to do it with windows paint you simply open the image file into the program and click save as. Before you click save change the format to jpeg.......

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Old Oct 13, 2006, 3:16 PM   #3
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you can also do it with another program called PhotoFiltre, it is free!

you can download it from: http://www.photofiltre.com/....

This is how you do it. Open the program, open your image file and then click save as and change the file type to JPEG, then click Save and the set the compression level to 100 for best results.

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Old Oct 13, 2006, 3:45 PM   #4
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I like Faststone Image Viewer (freeware) http://www.faststone.org/

Basic cropping, fixes, etc
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Old Oct 13, 2006, 3:49 PM   #5
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Hey Thanks for the tip!!!

Which is the best format?? Is it Jpg??
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Old Oct 13, 2006, 4:05 PM   #6
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Jpg is a lossy format, ie open it, work on it in an editor and resave it - you have just thrown away information as the compressed file, recompresses itself.

Repeat that afew times - picture is reduced to a horrible mess.

So, jpgs are fantastic for the web, are small, but if you are going to edit them, keep an original copy, as if you need more editing later, it often pays to use a fresh copy not an over compressed/recompressed image you used before.

When saving you always have an option as to the amount of compression, usually in an advanced tab or selection in the save box, always use the least compression you can.





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Old Oct 13, 2006, 4:26 PM   #7
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Ive just open a picture of the enemy (The Wife) with the program you told me about, and hey presto the image was better!! I kept the original "I Always Do"!!! and ran them side by side, even with no adjustments i could see a better picture. Not a drastic differnce but none the less better!!!

Thankyou for your advice as i'm only just getting into the "Upgraded Photography" seen!!

I bought a Fuji finepix S9500 and am experimenting with it at the moment

Cheers once again

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If you do shoot jpeg and post process, save the processed image in a non-lossy format, such as .psd for Photoshop Elements. The resulting file can then be opened, further processed and close with no further loss. Once it is to your taste you can keep the final .psd but also save as a jpeg for printing or posting.
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Thanks all for your kind wisdom!!!
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