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Old Nov 20, 2011, 9:28 AM   #11
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I thank you all for your input. I found some information on another forum from someone in the same business I am in. He changes the pics to pdf and that may have some merit. I will experiment.
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Old Nov 20, 2011, 9:43 AM   #12
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PDFs are great, in that they contain a reasonably good graphic image of a page, but can also contain the searchable text of the document. But if the document is hand written, then extracting the searchable text can be quite difficult.

But remember that the graphic image in a PDF is the same graphic image you captured with your camera (or scanner.) Converting an image to a PDF won't, all by itself, make the file size smaller.

But good luck with whatever you do.
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Maybe you didn't get the important bit from what Tcav explained.

STOP RESIZING

It will take longer to download because they have all the data. When you resize you throw away most of the picture, hence blurry.
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I realize that the best picture would be the original size but many times I just do not have time to upload big pictures. I am talking about upload times of two hours or more. We are talking many many images at a time. The final quality of the image is not important as long as the text can be read. Oh by the way, some is typed and some is hand written.
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If you can get away with monochrome images, that will be a way to significantly reduce file size without losing detail and legibility.
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Old Nov 24, 2011, 8:25 AM   #16
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Now you are talking. How do I do that?
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G'day Dave

Many cameras within their menu have options to alter the image in some way
Many cameras give this choice as 'colour, sepia, B&W, etc etc ... so look into the camera menu... it could also be under 'scenes'

If you need to convert large numbers of colour images to B&W, then something like photoshop elements can 'batch process' quantities of images to change various things all at the same time. It's under File > Process Multiple Images, and you can bulk resize, bulk re-colour, bulk "tweak" to do lots of thinks. I use this to work on 100-150 images at a time when I need to re-process things

Hope this helps a bit
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