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I just downloaded it to shink my photos, but I can't figure out how? :confused
I have used "paint" that comes with Windows to reduce the file sizes for 150K to around 40K with it, but it looses some of the sharpness.
I have heard that there is no degration with Irfan. :feedback
TIA,
Al
 
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Al,

Irfanview is my tool of choice for reducing picture sizes as well.

Here is a quick tutorial on how to shrink them down.

click on File>
then click open...find where your picture is located on your computer>
Once picture is selected>
Click on Image>
Select resize, once the box pops up, unput your diensions, hit OK>

Picture should now be resized.

In order to sharpen it up as it will lose some of the sharpness once it is shrunk follow these steps.

Click on Image>
Go down and click on Sharpen>

That should do it.

Let us know how it works out for you.
 
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Al, if you're working with paint, just "Copy" and paste all or a portion of the reduced image, open Irfanview and "Paste" it there.

After that, save it as a JPEG and set it up to the quality you want from 0-100%. 80% is usually the way to go but you can always do more.

Hope this helps.

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I already take the pic at 640x480. So what should I resize? I did it and the size only went from 117K to 107K. Which it is still too large for DX.
 
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Al,

I use Irfan as well. Once you've resized your pic (and it should be 640x480), when you "Save It" as a jpeg, it will give you an option on the upper right hand side of the Irfan program, a little sliding bar, for Picture Quality....you will have to adjust this until your find a number that brings the file size down to 55kb or smaller. But just resizing and then saving will not change the file size.

Hope this helps.
 
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640x480 is a good size.

I would recommend that you take your pictures with the settings at the maximum for picture size. I believe my camera takes pics ar 1200x 900 or something close to that.

That way when I crop them down to size and then shrink the them down to 640x480, the file size is well below 55kb.
 
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