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Posted: 9/13/2004 10:33:16 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/13/2004 10:34:29 AM EDT by vmax84]
Just bought a Mustek $100 3.0 megapixel camera. It will be fine for what I want to use it for, however, the pictures are huge when loaded onto my computer and when I email them, the pictures are huge. Any way I can shrink these pics down before emailing them off? Thanks.

Link Posted: 9/13/2004 10:35:25 AM EDT
Saving them as .jpg, changing the photo dimensions either by changing the option in your camera or with a photo editing software, or changing the quality level on your camera.

Link Posted: 9/13/2004 10:35:34 AM EDT
Link Posted: 9/13/2004 10:37:58 AM EDT
So what you're saying the ability to read would come in handy here?? Dammit. Just spoils the fun of everything. Thanks!!

Link Posted: 9/13/2004 10:38:37 AM EDT
Run them through the dryer.
Link Posted: 9/13/2004 10:41:04 AM EDT
Move closer to the subjecth.gif

Link Posted: 9/13/2004 10:44:43 AM EDT
Go to paint and open the file. Click "Image" and scroll down to Stretch/Skew. Under Stretch, change the 100% to 50% for both horizontal and vertical. Save file.

Should work


Link Posted: 9/13/2004 10:45:21 AM EDT

Originally Posted By vmax84:
So what you're saying the ability to read would come in handy here?? Dammit. Just spoils the fun of everything. Thanks!!


Yeah, I just checked my digital camera's manual at work and it has a small section on how to scale down the photo memory size.

Link Posted: 9/13/2004 10:47:38 AM EDT
1) Right Click the Photo you want resized, Select "Open With" --> "Paint"
2) Select the "Image" menu, then "Stretch and Skew"
3) Change the Horizontal and Verticle Stretch to like 50% or 25% then press "Ok"
4) Select "Save As" from the "File" menu NOT "Save"
5) Save the file as "<youfile>_sm.jpg" where <yourfile> is the photo's name, press "Save"
Link Posted: 9/13/2004 10:49:36 AM EDT
Image -> Image size - pretty straightforward from there
Link Posted: 9/13/2004 10:57:45 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Camper17:


­Oh...er...on topic...if the included camera software is not to your taste (some of this included software stuff is crap, others work out nicely). Photoshop does it...and it'll do a whole batch automatically, but that's a bit over the top...very pricey too. Paintshop Pro is nice, but it's like $100. MS Paint will do it, but it's clunky. The Gimp does it for free, but the learning curve is a bit steep. One of the easiest free software titles is Irfanview. It's doesn't batch like Photoshop, but it's fast, free, and easy (insert joke about the mother of somebody you want to lampoon).
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