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Old    Bruce Mac (brucemac)      Join Date: Dec 2005       02-04-2007, 10:08 AM Reply   
tried searching, no luck

how are you guys compressing your jpgs down to less than 150k? i wanted to post some pics from the seattle boat show from my new camera, but i couldn't get them to look decent after compressing.
Old    Rich Dykmans (richd)      Join Date: Oct 2003       02-04-2007, 10:27 AM Reply   
I use Aperture and constrain the jpeg on export to 1000x1000 and use a quality setting of 4-6 depending on the shot. If there is a lot of sky you can use less compression, a real busy scene you need more. 150kb is very limiting however, right on the edge of the image going to shizz (many of mine have)

If you constrain to 800 or 640 pixels you can use less compression and have a better looking post as well.
Old    Bruce Mac (brucemac)      Join Date: Dec 2005       02-04-2007, 10:35 AM Reply   
any suggestions for pc?
Old    Scott (scott_a)      Join Date: Dec 2002       02-04-2007, 10:40 AM Reply   
photoshop:
File -> Save For Web. Set image size accordingly and save file. You SHOULD be able to get 800x533 sized pictures down to as little as 80kb depending on how detailed the photo is, and they'll still look good.
Old    Swami (swami)      Join Date: Apr 2006       02-04-2007, 3:48 PM Reply   
what scott said. I just use Photoshop and saveas and drop the quality slider down until it goes under 150k
Old    Mikeski (mikeski)      Join Date: Aug 2003       02-04-2007, 5:36 PM Reply   
windows power tools, image resizer, right click-select med-OK, does whole folders at a time
Old    Bruce Mac (brucemac)      Join Date: Dec 2005       02-05-2007, 7:24 AM Reply   
hey thanks. photoshop's save for web wasn't getting me there. mikeski that power tool was perfect. thanks again people.
Old    Danny Laird (dhands88)      Join Date: Jul 2006       02-06-2007, 1:37 PM Reply   
where do i find power tools at mikeski
Old    root (rootc)      Join Date: Aug 2002       02-13-2007, 12:26 PM Reply   
I don't compress the files - I resize them. I use photoshop and paintshop pro. For resizing I typically use paintshop pro. You can reduce your image size until it's in your file size range.

By resizing, your picture gets small but maintains a lot of clarity. By compressing you maintain size and reduce clarity.

Actually - I crop the picture first - Get rid of the crap i don't need. If it isn't below my max file size then I reduce the size until it does.
Old    Mikeski (mikeski)      Join Date: Aug 2003       02-13-2007, 9:59 PM Reply   
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/downloads/powertoys/xppowertoys.mspx

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