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    How do you reduce a photo to 50K bytes??

    A few weeks back I attempted to attach a photo to a post in the test forum.The photo was 78K bytes and I couldn't reduce that number.How do you do it??
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    Harry,

    There are two ways to reduce the file size.

    1. You can use your graphics program to reduce the dimensions of the pic; for instance from 1280x1024 pixels to 640x480 pixels. This example would reduce the file to roughly one-fourth it's original size.

    2. Assuming it's a JPG file, you should be able to set the level of JPG compression when you save the file with your graphics program. The smaller the percentage, the smaller the file size. The trade-off is that image quality falls as well.


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    how to reduce a photo by 50k bytes

    Hi Harry,
    An easy solution to your question is Ifranview. It is available at
    www.webtree.ca/newlife. If you installl
    it make sure you uncheck all the file
    associations. Otherwise it will take over
    your pc. I use it all the time. It is free and
    will resample gif. tif ..etc to jpgs.
    Good luck,
    Nevio

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    Thanks Nevio!......

    I finally wound up solving the problem by having ioconnell reduce the photo in question. I am still trying to learn my way through graphics converter which is a similar program to the one you recomended. Many thanks for your assistance and congrats on making your first post! See? its easy!:D
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    easy for you

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