changing jpeg file size

June 26, 2007 at 00:19:56
Specs: xp, p 3 500

I am using sony dsc w 50 digital camera. Photos taken from it have large sizes, abt 4mb. Is there any free tool available for selecting multiple photos and reduce their sizes without reducing resolution. Once we open it in Paint and save, size reduces to below 1000kb.

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June 26, 2007 at 00:31:34


BTEW there is a digital photo/video forum up the page for future reference.

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June 26, 2007 at 00:32:11

shejintr, sure about the original filetype? As I understand it, jpg IS a compressed type. Sure your original isn't bmp?
Take a look at Irfanview, an outstanding freebie picture manipulator @:
Ed in Texas.

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June 26, 2007 at 09:01:45

You may also want to look at the resolution setting on your camera. The higher the resolution, the larger the picture will be in size.

My digital cam is pretty low-end and I know the higher my resolution setting, the less pictures I can fit in it's memory. Ergo, the lower the resolution, the smaller the image file is (and vice versa).

Take a test shot or two with your present res setting then reduce it one or two settings and take identical test shots. Do that all the way down to your lowest res setting and compare sizes and quality of images.

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June 26, 2007 at 09:32:37

Reducing the file size will reduce the resolution, there's nothing you can do about that. some formats reduce the file size with less reduction in resolution then others. Do some tests and make a decision about which you prefer.

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June 26, 2007 at 16:10:51

All good ideas,.....especially Irfanview. If you want to reduce simply for e-mailing, you can do that with XP. Simply select the shots you want to send to someone, (control/click), and then right click. From the menu chose "Mail to" (I believe). It will then ask if you want to send the pictures reduced and it will batch reduce them to between 60-100Kbs each, before inserting into your e-mail. In a pinch I sometimes use it as a batch reducer, since you can then "cut and paste" from the e-mail, back into a folder.
Just another thought!

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June 26, 2007 at 17:11:06

You can achieve the same thing with Image Resizer (M$ powertoys). I use it to resize multiple jpegs all at once for e-mail. It's available at the link below.


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