I've posted four images from my own pic files but they're 3 MB each. They are from a new digital camera. I realized my other pics are only a few hundred KB. How can I decrease these pics size? I know I need to 'optimize' my images, but I don't have a clue how. Could somebody teach me the simplest way?
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the above link contains info on online and offline programs that get the job done.
i haven't tested the offline programs myself, and so i can't offer a tutorial.
but the online programs are really easy. nothing much to teach, really!
all the best!
You might like to use Picasa from Google. It's also handy in combination with your new camera, besides resizing your images. Download it here: http://picasa.google.com/download/
You might also consult your owner's manual for the setting at which you're shooting. It sounds as if you're on a high-res setting, which is overkill for online use.
I always shoot at the absolute highest resolution and then downsize them as needed for the web. That way the original is always there at the highest resolution. The online solution sanjidabd and the picasa program tjukkie mentioned are both good.
Mark has listed several free image optimization and pre-sizing programs in this FAQs thread http://faq.wordpress.com/2006/05/08/optimise-your-images/
Photoshop / Paint Shop Pro and similar programs will do it, but there is no need to spend money.The following programs can be downloaded free of charge from the internet:
Here are two others that blogging friends of mine use use:
PIXresizer - The reduced files are saved in a different folder, so your original images are not altered at all. PIXresizer offers several different resizing methods to choose from and can automatically recognize image sizes to calculate the best fit. In addition, it can convert between image formats (JPEG, GIF, BMP, PNG and TIFF), rotate images, convert to grayscale and resize multiple images in batch mode. A great companion for webmasters and digital photographers.
Free batch photo resizer - * The tool is using high-quality resizing method, where color of each pixel is a weighted average of all covered pixels from the original image. Linear interpolation is used when zooming in.
* The algorithm is optimized to work with gamma-corrected pictures.
* High speed.
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