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*Photo File Size Too Large- Pls Help*
Hi All!.

I recently bought the Nikon Xti and love it! When saving photos on my computer as a JPeg and then trying to send more than one photo at a time via e-mail or up load even one on Craigslist they are too large..

Any feedback on how I can reduce the size of the file/s?.

Thanks for your help in advance!Amanda..

Comments (13)

You Canon (not Nikon) Xti produces a 12MP output image which means a large jpeg file. You only need 1MP or less for e-mailing, so you need to learn how to reduce the file size using software. You probably also need to increase the jpeg compression..

I am sure that some of the software supplied with the camera can output a file for e-mail..

This is a very basic digital camera question, so you might want to get a book which explains basic digital photography.Chris R..

Comment #1

Either reduce the size using one of the camera menus (look in the manual), or do it after you've loaded the photos onto the PC (better because at least then you've got the big original). Microsoft Photo Editor or similar allows you to resize them..

Alex.

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Comment #2

1. As the previous poster said, reduce the resolution BEFORE you take the picture.

2. Reduce the number of pixels AFTER taking the picture (Using any number of free photo viewing/editing packages like IRFANVIEW.

3. Increase the JPEG compression setting either before or after taking the photo.

I prefer #2, since it maintains your original photo in case you want to enlarge it later.

-Warm regards,DOF.

P.s. There are three types of people in the worldThose that can countThose that cannot..

Comment #3

P.s. There are three types of people in the worldThose that can countThose that cannot.

I was amused by the above... my son has a T-shirt that says.

'There are 10 types of people in the world: those that understand binary, and those that don't.'.

Nobody else in his class gets it..

Best wishesMike..

Comment #4

....to resize your photo, but be sure to use 'save as' and add something like rz5 (for resize 500 on long side) to the file name, and if you want to email it, use 'save for web' that makes a smaller sized file for email. Be sure not to overwrite your original...yes you will have two files, but you always want to keep your original untouched..

Does Craigs list specify the size they want? When you resize you will see how many kilobytes (KB) it come down to and make sure it's the size they want. For emailing, under 200 kb is good..

Good luck!.

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Comment #5

Rezizing them for email especially outlook doesnt need any thing..

Simply right click on it than choose sent to mail recipient on option box will then pop up asking if you want to make it smaller or keep the original sizeeasy.

For uploading to Photobucket I either shoot at 2 meg or reduce the size in photoshop elements. all you do is open the picture then save as and it will ask you the size you want it saved at..

Comment #6

I would never advise reducing the size before (I guess you mean when) taking the picture. You will end up taking a great shot and only having a small file..

Reducing the size of an image after taking it is very basic stuff and can be done in Windows, PS, PSE, ACR, you name any editing programme and it will do it. I usually reduce the image to 400 pixels across for emailing. But always keep the large original file.Jules.

Dad_of_four wrote:.

1. As the previous poster said, reduce the resolution BEFORE youtake the picture2. Reduce the number of pixels AFTER taking the picture (Using anynumber of free photo viewing/editing packages like IRFANVIEW3. Increase the JPEG compression setting either before or aftertaking the photo.

I prefer #2, since it maintains your original photo in case you wantto enlarge it later.

-Warm regards,DOF.

P.s. There are three types of people in the worldThose that can countThose that cannot.

Why can't you blow bubbles with chewing gum?..

Comment #7

By reducing the size of an image, there are two reductions..

One, you want to reduce the actual size dimensionally of the image. If it comes out of the camera at 3000 pixels width, that is too large for email or posting on the web..

Two, you want to reduce the file size of the image. If it comes out 10 megabytes, that's too big for email or posting on the web..

When you resize the image in a photo editor to something like 400x600 pixels for email, the file size will also reduce, but not enough. Most times when you save, it asks you what level of quality to save as. It also shows the file size to be something like 800 kb. I believe that email or web images should stick to around 100k plus or minus some..

So you want an image to be between around 400 and 800 pixels on the longest side (height or width) and a file size around 100 kilobytes..

Keep that original huge image for later. You might want to print it and therefore the huge image is better..

I would never resize in the camera. Might as well get a point and shoot if you do that...

Comment #8

Guidenet wrote:.

Keep that original huge image for later. You might want to print itand therefore the huge image is better..

I would never resize in the camera. Might as well get a point andshoot if you do that..

Not every photo gets printed. The OP was sending a photo via email or craigslist..

In the case of craigslist, I say set the size in-camera, shoot away and send it to craigslist. Not every picture is a keeper..

Comment #9

Dad_of_four wrote:.

Guidenet wrote:.

Keep that original huge image for later. You might want to print itand therefore the huge image is better..

I would never resize in the camera. Might as well get a point andshoot if you do that..

Not every photo gets printed. The OP was sending a photo via emailor craigslist.In the case of craigslist, I say set the size in-camera, shoot awayand send it to craigslist. Not every picture is a keeper.

But there's no down side to sizing in your computer. You might actually want to print or have a better quality image later. If there were some small remote advantage to changing the size in the camera, I'd say have at it, but the only thing I can see is a disadvantage in that you might forget and leave it set to crappy image. Moreover, changing image size means you really have to mess with sharping and other factors possibly. Then put them all back..

Again, if one wants a camera to email snaps of the grandkids and use for craigslist, a cheap point and shoot would serve better. If one only occasionally shoots for email and craigslist, resizing in the computer makes more sense to me..

But it's really no biggie how ever one does it as long as one keeps the file size and image size within reason. I would think that's much easier done in a computer. How on earth do you determine file size setting in the camera? I have never looked personally. I only shoot RAW...

Comment #10

Davoe wrote:.

Rezizing them for email especially outlook doesnt need any thing.simply right click on it than choose sent to mail recipient on optionbox will then pop up asking if you want to make it smaller or keepthe original sizeeasy.

Yes, the email re-sizer in Windows is the easiest way to get images of the right size..

I usually use the middle size from the list of size options..

The new mini-fles DO NOT overwrite the full sized ones..

When the files are ready they are pre-attached to a blank e-mail that opens automatically. All you have to do is write it and send it off..

The mini jpegs remain on your system.Regards,Baz..

Comment #11

Your camera comes with editing software that does this for you. You simply decide the pixel size you want (for example 600x800) and select a quality setting if it lets you do that and the software will resize the photo for you. Then copy this photo and send it in your email or post to Craiglist...

Comment #12

Get picasa (free download). It is a cataloguer, you can do simple 1 click editing and you can send email from it..

When you send email from it, it will send a reduced size version.

You can also select the shots, export to a folder, specifying a reduced size of your choice..

Very quick to use, no File>Open, File>Save.....Tries to leave your originals intact..

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