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Does anyone know of a way to reduce file size of high quality digital photos to make them more easily included in powerpoint or for emailing? I am thinking of reducing a file from greater than 1 Mb to a few hundred kb or less..

I have access to Photoshop 6 and I know it can be done there under Help, resize photos. But I am looking for this info for a friend who does not have access to any photoshop. Does Elements do this? or is there any other program that will do this as a feature? prefer low cost or free if at all possible. I believe she is planning to download Picassa as an organizer and I don't think Picassa will do that.thanks S T..

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I don't use Picasa but I think it can in fact do the resizing..

I would also like to recommend Irfanview which is a free image browser, which can also do some editing including resizing. http://www.irfanview.com/Use the high-quality resample rather than resize which gives poor results..

Regards,Peter..

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I downloaded gimp on my work computer just for resizing. Its free and it'll do the job...

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If you are running XP right click resize choose your size.Frank Perry..

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+1 vote for Gimp. It has a lot of the features of expensive image manipulation software but is completely free. Give it a try!..

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Thank you all so much!!I will check out the options..

I think my friend is running widows 2000 (time for a new computer soon I hope!) but we will check out all the suggestionsS T..

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I'm low tech, I open a pic, right click and choose "send to" and choose e-mail recipient, it gives you size choices, then I sen it to myself. Crude but to the point and it works.Steve-Seattle..

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STPitt wrote:.

I'm low tech, I open a pic, right click and choose "send to" andchoose e-mail recipient, it gives you size choices, then I sen it tomyself. Crude but to the point and it works..

I too use the Windows email re-sizer for a quick resized copy that I don't have to think about too much, but I certainly don't bother with sending them out through my ISP and into the wilderness of web communications!!.

Instead, just right click on the attached files as they lie in the header bar of the blank email, select 'Copy', and then paste them into a convenient folder... the desktop will do for temporary storage, of course...

Then 'Cancel' the email... Regards,Baz..

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The optimum pixel dimensions and resolution for Powerpoint is 1024x768 at 72PPI. That size will fill the full screen in a Powerpoint presentation with only minimum resizing. The resolution of most digital camera created images is read by image editing programs as 300PPI, though digital cameras don't capture resolution only actual pixels. Using a program like Elements, you can easily resize an image by changing resolution to 72 and the long pixel dimension to 1024 and then save it as a maximum quality JPEG for Powerpoint..

You can use the same size for e-mail (but I recommend smaller) but the image can use more compression for a smaller file size that transmits faster. I treat them both entirely differently making web and e-mail images 500 pixels long dimension and always add a copyright to any image I send out from my computer or put on a web site..

Photoshop 6 is fine. It's under Image>Image Size. And after resizing the pixel dimensions, you can go to File>Save For Web to create a compressed JPEG because Save For Web gives you control over how much compression an image can take with visual confirmation. Save For Web also automatically changes resolution to 72PPI..

Sr telchilde wrote:.

Does anyone know of a way to reduce file size of high quality digitalphotos to make them more easily included in powerpoint or foremailing? I am thinking of reducing a file from greater than 1 Mb toa few hundred kb or less.I have access to Photoshop 6 and I know it can be done there underHelp, resize photos. But I am looking for this info for a friend whodoes not have access to any photoshop. Does Elements do this? or isthere any other program that will do this as a feature? prefer lowcost or free if at all possible. I believe she is planning todownload Picassa as an organizer and I don't think Picassa will dothat..

Larry Bermanhttp://BermanGraphics.com..

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Forget all about resolution 72ppi or 1000ppi makes no difference in this context,just alter it to the required pixel size. save to web does not assign any information on ppi. as this info cannot be used on the web anyway.Frank Perry..

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Instead, just right click on the attached files as they lie in theheader bar of the blank email, select 'Copy', and then paste theminto a convenient folder... the desktop will do for temporarystorage, of course...

Then 'Cancel' the email... Regards,Baz.

Baz...thank you for the hint. Much easier!!Steve..

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