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Old 03-27-2004, 11:30 AM   #1 (permalink)
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What are some of the software that is capable of converting big image files (a few MBs) to much smaller size (couple hundred Kbytes)? The original image files are in JPEG format

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Old 03-27-2004, 12:19 PM   #2 (permalink)
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paint...that's what i use...but photoshop also has a good saving system where you can choose the quality as well...just takes longer

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Old 03-27-2004, 12:29 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Or just use winzip or use the compressing agent. But with the compressing agent the opening of those images takes longer. You also could save it as .gif images but that isn't something which you would like to do I guess.
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Old 03-27-2004, 12:49 PM   #4 (permalink)
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photoshop is perfect for the job...but its $650, that what i use
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Old 03-27-2004, 03:07 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Isn't there anyway you can reduce it and not affecting its quality?
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Old 03-27-2004, 03:25 PM   #6 (permalink)
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what you are asking is called file compression not reducing image size. download a trial version of winACE. for settings use:

use winACE 2.0 compression
maximum compression level
add recovery record
check CRC after compressing

when you create your archive select "sfx module" and choose the english version of self-extractor
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Old 03-28-2004, 02:34 AM   #7 (permalink)
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i have some jpgs that all i have to do is open them in paint and save as.. and it will reduce the size dramatically for some reason even tho the starting and ending format is jpg
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Old 03-28-2004, 02:49 AM   #8 (permalink)
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because MSpaint compression engine sucks. compare it to your original source, there is a huge amount of quality loss.
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Old 03-30-2004, 05:17 PM   #9 (permalink)
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If you just want to resize the pic (make it literally smaller when you view it), then just use Microsoft Photo Editor (I think it comes with Office).

But for optimizing graphics for the web (keeping their viewing size the same, but smaller file size and still keeping decent quality), I use Adobe PhotoShop 6.

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Old 04-04-2004, 02:54 PM   #10 (permalink)
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I use ACDSee v6.0 for my image resizing. Plus its great for cataloging and veiwing all images on the harddrive. you can get it at for the free trial version.

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