Oversized Graphics nightmare

Posted on 2004-11-11
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Last Modified: 2010-04-07
Help! Our salesman take pictures of our products using their digital cameras.  Needless to say the pictures are HUUUUGE in size.  Which of course makes for a slow website.  Does anyone know of a program which would automatically shrink them to a size best suitable for a website?
Question by:steveLaMi
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Normally any Digital Camera that you buy comes with adequate
software to resize the photos for emailing, in turn reducing the
size of your photos with little knowledge of the technical eliments
envolved in doing so.

Check the box that the camera came in or try downloading the
software from the manufacturers website. Usually it's not a
problem to get it, and it's free.

Good Luck hope this helps!


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j2020_us earned 500 total points
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To my experience IrfanView (FREE) is a very good software for resizing pictures. More details can be found here http://www.irfanview.com/. After downloading the software you can resize all the pictures in a folder using just a batch conversion (just 3-4 clicks). You can also convert the images from one format to other (e.g. JPG -> GIF) too!!!
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by:Mark Gilbert
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If you are using windows XP, you can right click them and select the email as attachments option.  This then kicks the built in image compressor and asks you would you like your pictures resized.  While you don't have much control, it just takes two clicks to have images ready for the web.  You can then copy and paste these into a folder which can then be imbedded into your website.

However, the ultimate solution which is free, and really easy to download is a program called Picasa - http://www.picasa.com/content/download.php.  In the past 10 years, I have used many programs for editing graphics, including really expensive packages such as Adobe Photoshop, Macromedia Fireworks, etc and Picasa really does hit your requirements to a 'T'.  

Other than that I would always recommend that you take high quality pictures with your digital camera, because you never know when that particular picture you really like, is not suitable for printing, inclusion in a corporate video, or other manipulations where a high res file is always needed.

Hope this helps.


Expert Comment

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Steve, before progressing ANY further, nearly all web cams come with a setting for "web", which means that all photos taken are immediately rendered for web use while on the camera, so when you download them they are ready to go.

Older cameras may only have a setting for adjusting the quality, but if you set this to the lowest available your images may just be small enough to go straight online :)

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