Resizing (file size) if JPEG files

Jegajothy vythilingam
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My OS is win 7 64 bit, and it is a Dell 3600 lattiitude.  
I downloaded a few jpeg files from facebook, etc.    In its original format, the file size is big.  
I am trying to create a slide show with a sound track and since the number of files number more than 50.
the software  I am using is Pinnacle /studio 21 Plus (still in the learning curve), thus the need to reduce the size of each file to its mininum size losing the min of the qualities of the graphics only.
What software can do this or how to save the files in a smalller size jpeg (or other formats that can be inserted into Pinnacle studio 21.  thank u n regards
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Joe WinogradDeveloper
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Commented:
Hi jegajothy,

Two comments:

(1) This EE article explains how to reduce the size of many JPG files easily:
Reduce the file size of many JPG files in many folders via an automated, mass, batch compression method

If you wind up getting interested in GraphicsMagick, these other EE articles show additional use of the product:
Create a PDF file with Contact Sheets (montage of thumbnails) for all JPG files in a folder and each of its subfolders using an automated, batch method
Create an image (BMP, GIF, JPG, PNG, TIF, etc.) from a multi-page PDF
Convert a multi-page PDF file into multiple image files

(2) You may want to try IrfanView, excellent (free!) software that I've been using for many years:
http://www.irfanview.com/

It works fine in W7 64-bit (W10, too). It has an enormous number of features, but I'll focus this answer on only what you requested. For a slideshow with image files, click the File menu and then Slideshow. You will get a dialog box with many options that looks like this:

IrfanView Slideshow
Fill it in and then click the Play Slideshow button. Works great! As you can see, it can even loop an MP3 for background music, so it it will support your sound track fine, as long as it's an MP3. Also, notice the two options that I outlined in red. They provide both a stand-alone feature to play the slideshow on another PC (the EXE file) and the ability to burn it to a CD/DVD. Regards, Joe
JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)
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Commented:
I use IrfanView for this as Joe suggested above. Best lightweight, free tool for this work.  I use it.
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Commented:
You can use small tool "Fast Image Resizer" to do this.

http://adionsoft.net/fastimageresize/

fast image resizer
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this software is the easiest to use,even in batch mode.  thank u.
SuhaibIT specialist

Commented:
You are welcome :)
Andrew LeniartIT Professional | Freelance Journalist | Looking for Opportunities
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Commented:
this software is the easiest to use,even in batch mode.  thank u.

Which software? You have two excellent answers here. Can you confirm which solved your problem and select the appropriate comment that was the solution please?

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thank u everyone I am using Imageresizer.
Andrew LeniartIT Professional | Freelance Journalist | Looking for Opportunities
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thank u everyone I am using Imageresizer

Thanks for the clarification Jegajothy. Could we please trouble you to finalise this question and select the best comments as solutions and Helpful accordingly? Would be much appreciated.

Note that one or more comments can be marked as "This is my solution" and "This is helpful." Thanks.

Regards, Andrew

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