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    Question Compressing photos for email

    I'm having all my emails with attached photos sent back to me as they are too large. I'd rather not send them one at a time, how do I compress them or make them more email friendly? My children aren't at home to ask

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    Re: Compressing photos for email

    Have you got Google Picasa on your computer? Or any photo viewing software?

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    Re: Compressing photos for email

    Google Picasa can do it as FF says or you could use Microsoft Office Picture Manager (MOPM) if you have that?

    If you have Office (I'm running 2003 and assume it's still there in other versions) right click on the file icon before you open it and select "Open With" then choose MOPM.

    When the picture opens in there click "Edit Pictures" then "resize". If you choose "predefined width and height" and select the largest file size you can see there they ought to come out to a sensible size. The suggested web and email sizes were fine for dial-up (actually they weren't fine for anything really but offered to allow you to send stuff without waiting forever) but the 1024 x 768 images give a reasonable picture without being a massive size.

    It appears you can even do it in MS Paint too if you feel the need (open the picture, go to "file", select "properties" and there is a resize option in there ). I've never even seen that until tonight though but assume it works ok.
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    Re: Compressing photos for email

    Go here and download Pixresizer. http://pixresizer.findmysoft.com/ It is Norton Secured and it was last updated in October. I have used it for years and resizing a photo. takes about 10 seconds.

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    Re: Compressing photos for email

    Another option worth considering perhaps is using a service such as dropbox ?

    You could upload your pics, full size, and then send a link to 'share' the folder. Offers storage for you and a quick way to make full size images available.

    I find it very easy to use day to day, having linked my smartphone which automatically uploads pics once within range of wi-fi.

    I like dropbox but there are plenty of other similar sites available.

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    Re: Compressing photos for email

    Quote Originally Posted by zaza View Post
    Go here and download Pixresizer. http://pixresizer.findmysoft.com/ It is Norton Secured and it was last updated in October. I have used it for years and resizing a photo. takes about 10 seconds.
    Another vote for pixresizer.

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    Re: Compressing photos for email

    I have something - I *think* it's windows 'power toy/tool' and then you just right click on the icon of the proto anf you get the option to 'resize'

    Alternatively, if you open the picture in 'Windows Photo Viewer' there is an option to 'e mail' and from there there is an option for the picture size.


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    Re: Compressing photos for email

    Quote Originally Posted by zaza View Post
    Go here and download Pixresizer. http://pixresizer.findmysoft.com/ It is Norton Secured and it was last updated in October. I have used it for years and resizing a photo. takes about 10 seconds.
    Quote Originally Posted by Barney View Post
    Another vote for pixresizer.

    Its pretty good, although most of mine I now do with Picasa as I use that to keep images organised anyway.

    For Pixresizer though, download it here http://bluefive.pair.com/PIXresizer.zip direct from the developers site. You should get the real deal without any of the unwanted "freebies" other sites smuggle/con you into.
    If you read the warning here on his download page http://bluefive.pair.com/downloads.htm about his opinion of CNet, then click on the "avoiding toolbars from being installed" link for a bit more advice!

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