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How to reduce .bmp file size?

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I am getting huge bmp files in MS Paint.
The problem is that I need to send these as an email attachment.
What program could I use to reduce the size of these images so I can email them? Possible free?

I gues I would need to save it as jpeg or gif?

They should still have ok resolution for viewing it on the screen.
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Retired bureaucrat/desktop support
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In MSPaint, just select Save As... and save it as a JPG.

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Greetings, howei !

Irfanview will reduce the size of the picture and thus the file size. And it is free.
http://www.irfanview.com/

Reducing the picture size will reduce the BMP size.  If you want further size reduction, JPEG will allow you to compress the file.

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There's a nice free tool from microsoft that will do the job called imageresizer.

you can get it here:  http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/downloads/powertoys/xppowertoys.mspx

Eric BDirector of Information Technology
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just get Easy Thumbnails. its free, easy to use, can do batch conversions, etc
All you have to do is save the pic as a jpeg file...this will greatly reduce the file size and is one of the standards for internet\email use.
A SyscokidRetired bureaucrat/desktop support
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Well, we've come full circle, as that was my original suggestion.  What say ye, howei?
Oops...sorry asyscokid....didn't soak in...anyway...at least you had some backup!!
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No prob!
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