How Do I Reduce Pixel Count

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by Mike, Oct 21, 2006.

  1. Mike

    Mike Guest

    Hi, I want to email somepictures but they are slightly over 5MB each. How
    I reduce to siz and maintain picture integerity? They are pictures of a
    I don't own any photo editing software. Ooops, I do own Olympus
    Master v1.42 photo editing that came with my Olympus C-7000 but I don't use
    because it';s not intutive and some features aren't available unless I enter
    a code from a xD card package. I bought a 1MB hi speed xD card then threw
    the packaging. Turns out I need a # number from the packaging to enable
    some features in the Olympus software.


    Mike, Oct 21, 2006
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    Paul Heslop Guest

    You need something like Irfanview, which you can download free and
    which is pretty much intuitive. When you make changes to an image such
    as this the best thing is to make the changes and save as a different
    file, then you're not losing the image in case you're unhappy with the
    results. If you don't need a massive size but still want reasonable
    quality then try the resizing options.
    Paul Heslop, Oct 21, 2006
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  3. Mike

    Dan Sullivan Guest

    Download picasa2 (it's free and easier to use than OM software) and
    email from there. You can reduce the size of the files in the email

    And picasa2 is great for correcting, fixing and tuning your picts, too.

    Also special effects.
    Dan Sullivan, Oct 21, 2006
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    jpc Guest

    free and intuitive

    jpc, Oct 21, 2006
  5. Mike

    Mike Guest

    Thanks, I've used that before but couldn't remember thge name.
    Very nice website. Which camera did you use to take the photos?

    Mike, Oct 21, 2006
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    Paul Heslop Guest

    Thanks Mike... my camera on most of those was my old Olympus
    c-220zoom, though a couple are from my incredibly dodgy c-725 SZ.
    Paul Heslop, Oct 22, 2006
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    Roy G Guest


    If you are running Win XP, it can do the resizing semi automatically for

    Just select image or images in their folder and click on "Email this File"
    in the Left Hand Pane.

    You will get a dialogue box which allows you to select a couple of reduced

    Roy G
    Roy G, Oct 22, 2006
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    Paul Heslop Guest

    heh you learn something new every day, thanks Roy. I guess it uses OE
    to send though?
    Paul Heslop, Oct 22, 2006
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    JohnR66 Guest

    I'll second that. I just reduced some 600-some KB images down to 150K for
    email. OP should be careful of the settings so the originals are not over
    written by mistake!
    JohnR66, Oct 22, 2006
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    Paul Heslop Guest

    Yeah, I know when I first started messing with images I was always
    doing that.
    Paul Heslop, Oct 22, 2006
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    chaser Guest

    Powertoys from Microsoft is a good one. Highlite in an Explorer window/
    right clik and resize. As many as you want, to any size you want. Resize
    the original or make a copy.


    "No one can tell me where my soul might be;
    I searched for God, but he eluded me;
    I sought my brother and found all three."

    -Ernest Howard Crosby
    chaser, Oct 22, 2006
  12. Mike

    Mike Guest

    Thanks will do.
    Mike, Oct 22, 2006
  13. Mike

    Mike Guest

    Great, I'm using Outlook Express to send/receive email.
    Mike, Oct 22, 2006
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    Mike Guest

    Mike, Oct 22, 2006
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    Roy G Guest

    Hi Paul.

    Don't think so, it sends mine via MS Outlook, which is my default Email

    Roy G
    Roy G, Oct 22, 2006
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    Paul Heslop Guest

    ah, my default is netscape (old) but windows doesn't let me set it for
    all applications I would like. I don't use outlook either. Oh yeah,
    forgot to mention I also installed that windows resizer which lets you
    right click any image and resize.

    It's on this page
    Paul Heslop, Oct 22, 2006
  17. Mike

    Paul Heslop Guest

    Paul Heslop, Oct 22, 2006
  18. Mike

    Paul Heslop Guest

    It's still good to have something like Irfanview anyway as it can do
    other processes and you can sharpen image if resizing makes them look
    soft etc.
    Paul Heslop, Oct 22, 2006
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    Bill K Guest

    I didn't know that. You learn something every day. Thanks, Roy. I need
    to get my nose out of Photoshop. But, then, I spent all that money for
    Bill K, Oct 22, 2006
  20. Mike

    Mike Guest

    I'm very impressed w/ Picasa2. Really like the "I'm feeling lucy" and "auto
    contrast" features.
    Mike, Oct 23, 2006
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