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#1 Sani-T-Capt1

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Posted 16 February 2012 - 02:44 PM

When I send pictures via e-mail, I am told that they are so large that the image sent to the recipients can't be viewed without them scrolling. This has to be very frustrating to them as scrolling an image makes it lose the effect and/or background. Any suggestions would be welcomed.
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Posted 17 February 2012 - 06:31 AM

Hi STC1

If your pictures are that large, they also may be causing problems with bandwidth etc - I know there's a limit on file sizes I can send through emails.

Best suggestion is to resize and resample them through an image editing software until they're small enough to be easily handled. I use firefox or photoshop which does the job easily, but whatever you've got available on your computer ie MC paint or whatever came bundled with your camera software would probably do the trick.

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Posted 17 February 2012 - 09:18 AM

Thanks Kal, I have a bunch of software on my systems, i just don't know how to use them. I go to e-mail, browse my pictures, attach whatever pics i am sending and BOOM complaints from the recipients...."Dad the pictures are to big to see" said my children, son you know i don't see everything on this screen, says dear old mom. yo, cousin what did you do shoot this as a panorama? you have me scrolling for days just to see the nose.......... AAAAAAAARGH, i'm thinking that the e-mail compresses the photos and sends what i see. I'm using a Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W570 but something is getting lost in the sauce here :blink:
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Posted 17 February 2012 - 04:39 PM

What applications do you have on your machine that are able to resize images? If you can give us that info, we can most likely walk you through the steps to resize your images before you send pictures.

Another option is to have an image hosting account like photobucket. That way you can just upload them and send the links in your email. They can view and decide to download them if they or not.

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Posted 17 February 2012 - 06:32 PM

Hi Animal, I have Adobe Photo Shop, PMB which came with the camera (I have no Idea what PMB stands for and that's just sad and pitiful LOL), Adobe Premier Elements, HP Photoshop Essentials and all Nero stuff, start smart, media-hub, and vision, and trust me when I tell you, I don't KNOW ANYTHING about these products except how to save my pics in the My Pictures folder :huh:
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Posted 17 February 2012 - 06:40 PM

I don't have any of the fancy editing tools you have so I will let others chime in here who are more expert than I. As for PMB it stands for Picture Motion Browser and is by Sony who makes your Cyber-shot camera. It has editing features as well.

Info on PMB: http://vaio-online.sony.com/prod_info/software/picture_motion_browser/

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Posted 17 February 2012 - 06:55 PM

right now i'll take simple editing tools, the simpler the better. I want to send pics of my new grandson but don't want to hear the complaints :thumbup2:
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Posted 17 February 2012 - 07:24 PM

You can do it with PhotoShop, but like many people, I find Irfanview quick and easy to use:

http://www.irfanview.com/

When you load an image into Irfanview, the resolution is shown in the bottom left-hand corner.

Ctrl-R or Resize/Resample on the Image menu lets you convert to a smaller size. Resample gets the least quality degradation.

Unfortunately you don't know what size will require the viewer to scroll, it depends on their screen. But you could try choosing a width of 1024 pixels and setting the "Preserve aspect ratio" option, and the automatic settings generally do the rest OK.

Save the image as a .JPG under a different name and email it off, see what they say about it.

The principle is the same with PhotoShop, but IrfanView makes it real easy.

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Posted 17 February 2012 - 07:44 PM

A tutorial for using Irfanview to resize an image (with pictures, and a video :)):
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic65221.html
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Posted 17 February 2012 - 09:17 PM

A tutorial

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Posted 20 February 2012 - 06:53 PM

Hey there

If you have photoshop, it's a pity not to use it. I use it myself and it isn't the easiest to pick up, but the stuff it can do is great, and if you stick at it, it becomes pretty easy after a while. Theres an easy to follow set of instructions on how to resize in photoshop here

But either way, the problem you're having is that the shots you are taking on your camera are large file sizes and while that's ok on your computer, via email its a problem both for restrictions on attachment size but also because they're just too big to be seen comfortably.

If you don't want to give photoshop a try, you can prbably resize it in windows paint.

A tip i'd give is once you've resized the image, save it under a different filename so you protect the original - if you ever want to print it off, the bigger the filesize the better the quality usually.

Alternatively, stick em all up on facebook...

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Posted 22 February 2012 - 01:35 AM

Just right click on the photos...open with Microsoft Office 2010 (photo manger) and click compress photos so it wont be as large(memory wise) and also "resize" so it will not need to be scrolled .

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Posted 22 February 2012 - 06:37 PM

As suggested...resize, resample...and send a few emails to yourself where you post the graphic in the body of the email to get an idea of the minimum/maximum size you can insert in emails.

I would also suggest always using either .jpg/jpeg or .png format for the included graphics.

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Posted 24 February 2012 - 04:39 AM

Gmail lets you send pictures/music etc. files as large as 25 MB.

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Posted 27 February 2012 - 05:30 PM

Thank you Kaluk and all for your comments and suggestion, I don't do facebook so that's not an option LOL. so I'll tool around with some of the stuff I have. I just discovered another program that I have that was bundled with my Blu-Ray burner called Blu-ray Disc Suite that also has photo editing. right now I'm leaning toward creating some slideshows on CD or DVD and send them out (That I know how to do) and then fool around with the Adobe, Nero, etal stuff. Actually I'd better get some use out of this software because wifey would kill me for being so wasteful :whistle: :whistle: :whistle:
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