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Old Dec 4, 2004, 2:15 PM   #1
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One free editor that can do this is is Irfanview. You can download it from http://www.irfanview.com. Then, download the free plugins, too.

You can either convert one image at a time (under Image, Resize/Resample), or you can convert multiple photos using Batch Mode. To use Batch Mode, go to "File, Thumbnails" and select a folder. Then, use the "File, Start Batch Dialog with Selected Thumbnails" menu choice. You can add more photos to the ones you want to process then.

Make sure to select a different output directory so that you don't overwrite the originals (especially since you don't want to ruin them if you make a mistake). Also, make sure to select the "Options" button by your file format you're saving in (which will default to JPEG), so that you can select the desired JPEG Quality.

Then, select the "Advanced" button and you'll have lot of options (including resizing, converting to grayscale, etc.).


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Old Dec 4, 2004, 4:23 PM   #3
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The EASIEST way is to use the Microsoft Image Resizer.

It is a very small download.

Once installed just right click on an image or a selection of images and pick "Resize Pictures" from the popup menu.

It gives you preset sizes to pick from (320x200, 640x480, 800x600 & 1024x768) or you can choose your own size.

It will either create a new image(s) of the selected size or it can overwrite the original one(s) with the resized one(s) if you want.

You can find it here

http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/d...powertoys.mspx

Just look down the right hand side for it.

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Old Dec 5, 2004, 1:46 PM   #4
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Also, if you use Canon's zoombrowser software that came with the camera to capture the pictures from the camera (or cf card) the zoombrowser has a function to send as an email and you can reduce the file size there. Thus there is no reason to go to a different software package.
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Using Zoombrowser is a reason to use a different package.

Does it strip the meta data for the send by email?
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Old Dec 8, 2004, 3:18 PM   #6
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Thanks Pekkle,I downloaded like you said and it works very well.
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Old Dec 8, 2004, 9:44 PM   #7
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You can also try Picasa. http://www.picasa.com/picasa/ It is free image software from Google.

It will automatically resize the image and attach it to a new email, all you have to do is address the email.
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Keep in mind that you are trying to do two different things. One is to decrease the pixel size of the image to something like 640x480. The other is to increase the JPEG compression to cut the file size. Look through your photo editor to see how those are done - even the simplest editor will do the job.
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Great Software - Seems to be little better than http://www.fxfoto.com, but for free who can complain.

Thanks,

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Old Dec 30, 2004, 3:34 PM   #10
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Thanks Pekkle,I downloaded like you said and it works very well.
It removes EXIF information I notice, so be careful
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