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Mon, 31 October 2005 07:30 Go to next message
robert bigley (Photoshop begginer)
Hi, wondering if anyone can help.

I occasionally get pictures sent to me in email which are 1 to 2 MB (real
estate)...and I have to somehow compress these to put on a website.

Can anyone recommend a decent freeware program that would easily enable me
to compress images to a manageable size?

TIA
Mon, 31 October 2005 07:54 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Andrew Morton (Photoshop expert)
robert bigley wrote:
> I occasionally get pictures sent to me in email which are 1 to 2 MB
> (real estate)...and I have to somehow compress these to put on a
> website.
>
> Can anyone recommend a decent freeware program that would easily
> enable me to compress images to a manageable size?

You forgot to say Mac or PC, but for PC, there's IrfanView
http://www.irfanview.com/

(you would save as jpg or gif).

Andrew
Mon, 31 October 2005 08:17 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Rudy Benner (Photoshop expert)
"Andrew Morton" <akm@in-press.co.uk.invalid> wrote in message
news:3smigcFos62gU1@individual.net...
> robert bigley wrote:
>> I occasionally get pictures sent to me in email which are 1 to 2 MB
>> (real estate)...and I have to somehow compress these to put on a
>> website.
>>
>> Can anyone recommend a decent freeware program that would easily
>> enable me to compress images to a manageable size?
>
> You forgot to say Mac or PC, but for PC, there's IrfanView
> http://www.irfanview.com/
>
> (you would save as jpg or gif).
>
> Andrew
>

That would be my choice too. Not too fancy, yet enough features to be worth
installing.
Mon, 31 October 2005 08:25 Go to previous messageGo to next message
robert blake (Photoshop begginer)
"Andrew Morton" <akm@in-press.co.uk.invalid> wrote in news:3smigcFos62gU1
@individual.net:

> robert bigley wrote:
>> I occasionally get pictures sent to me in email which are 1 to 2 MB
>> (real estate)...and I have to somehow compress these to put on a
>> website.
>>
>> Can anyone recommend a decent freeware program that would easily
>> enable me to compress images to a manageable size?
>
> You forgot to say Mac or PC, but for PC, there's IrfanView
> http://www.irfanview.com/
>
> (you would save as jpg or gif).
>
> Andrew
>
>


thanks Andrew and Rudy.

yes, it is a pc that i use here.

Gonna download irfanview.

Many thanks for the help.
Tue, 01 November 2005 13:48 Go to previous message
Walter Donavan (Photoshop expert)
Might also consider www.xat.com Image Optimizer, $49, but worth every penny.
It runs rings around the rest. It can easily reduce a 250 KB Photoshop JPEG
to 60 KB with no visible (to me) loss in quality. You can even selectively
reduce areas of an image, usually parts you don't care about. Since you are
trying to put 1-2 MB files on the web, it sounds like you can't do without
it.

I have no commercial or other connection with the product.

Walterius
Old and compressed in Fort Lauderdale
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