Solved can'tt load photos onto site on computer as they are too big

February 28, 2014 at 16:16:49
Specs: Windows XP
when i try to put pictures onto computer from My Pictures told pictures are too big need to be under 5mg how do I fix this on my camera?

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#1
February 28, 2014 at 16:29:16
some sites will provide a link to an area within the site where you can shrink the file size.. You actually reduce the overall resolution and thus reduce the file size.

I think you can do the same with utilities like Paint Shop (Pro) and that is around in freebie (trial version) and sometimes an older version may be around"free"…?


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#2
February 28, 2014 at 20:59:30
✔ Best Answer
You might take a look at irfanview:

http://www.irfanview.com/

It's a free but powerful viewer and you can use it to reduce picture size:

http://www.wikihow.com/Easily-Shrin...

Also, you ask about changing the picture size on your camera. You can lower the resolution. You might want to experiment with various resolutions and see what file sizes each produces but I would think that most online posting would be happy with something around 1024 x 768.

Reducing the resolution now won't change the pictures you've already taken but ones taken after will have smaller file sizes.


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#3
March 1, 2014 at 10:22:16
The file size restriction on XP is more like 4GB. It shouldn't have rejected single pictures of 5M. Did this error message pop up on XP itself and can you let us know exactly what it said please?

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#4
March 1, 2014 at 11:41:40
Download & install the Image Resizer PowerToy. Once it's installed, all you need to do is right click on an image file (.jpg for example) then select Resize from the right click menu. You'll then have size options to choose from.

Direct Download - Image Resizer PowerToy

Resizer Menu

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#5
March 3, 2014 at 08:45:46
I assume from Best Answer that IrfanView fixed it. It is a very good viewer but this issue is mighty strange - it should have been OK without a third party viewer.

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#6
March 3, 2014 at 10:18:49
I have yet to understand the "Best Answer" aspect; as sometimes the answer tagged as such - to me at least - seems sometimes very much "not so"…

And how does one know that the person who tagged it as "Best Answer" isn't the same person who posted it…?


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#7
March 3, 2014 at 11:13:51
Yeah I don't always understand it either. The original question was how to set the camera so the picture file size was smaller. I assume my also answering that was what the OP wanted since the other suggestions for reducing the size of pictures already taken were probably better than using irfanview.

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#8
March 3, 2014 at 12:29:00
mmm

Now I'm not all sure just what was being asked…

Sometimes what one writes isn't what another reads. Sometimes what one writes isn't quite what one intended to say (ask) here…; and the permutations and konphusions can grow a plenty…

I read this post as reducing an existing image size so as not to exceed some size limitation when uploaded to say chat group page/profile etc?


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#9
March 3, 2014 at 14:45:10
trvlr

I don't think Computing.Net allows you to mark your own response as Best Answer.

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#10
March 3, 2014 at 14:49:55
Sacre Bleu and curses galore… that explains why I keep failing to achieve it…!

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