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Adjusting compression on Jpeg/GIF

Discussion in 'Tech Talk' started by Weezer, Dec 4, 2005.

  1. Weezer

    Weezer

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    Burbs of Detroit
    I'm trying to reduce file size of some pictures of my guns. I have windows XP, and I remember doing it once where a simple window comes up and lets you resave the picture with different amounts of compression ( Best, Good, etc..) Anyone know how to do this? I can't believe I can't figure this out.

    Thanks!
     
  2. NRA_guy

    NRA_guy Unreconstructed

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    I assume you are talking about .jpg files. Some file types have no compression capability.

    Typically, whatever software you are using to edit .jpg files offers you an option of compression after you click "save" just before you save it to your hard drive.

    Of course more compression = smaller files = more pixelation if you ever intend to print them.
     


  3. Weezer

    Weezer

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    Burbs of Detroit
    Exactly what I'm looking for. Doesn't Microsoft windows come with some generic picture editor that has a few buttons to allow to you crop, cut, etc?

    Thanks
     
  4. NRA_guy

    NRA_guy Unreconstructed

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    I am not sure about Microsoft.

    I use several photo editing packages.

    Someone on Glocktalk pointed me to Photofiltre and it works well:

    Here is a link Photofiltre

    It is a French thing, but otherwise works well. I think there are English help files, too.

    It says "shareware" but has never bugged me to register.

    Just go to the Download --> English link and get it.
     
  5. Furant

    Furant Millennium Member

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    I love IrfanView. By default, the image save dialog has a slider that allows you to adjust the compression amount. Also, it has a batch conversion that allows you to resize, resample and rename multiple files.

    It's about as powerful of a freeware viewer/file manager as I have seen.

    Joey
     
  6. DeadMansLife

    DeadMansLife Senior Member

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    Weezer

    Save the file. Goto the folder, right click the file>Open With> MS Pohto Editer.

    You can crop, resize, etc from there.