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Old 12-11-2002, 12:01 PM   #16
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I got it!!!!!!! THRILL OF VICTORY !!!!!!!!!
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Old 12-11-2002, 12:03 PM   #17
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nice dogs too

They go for birds often?
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Old 12-11-2002, 01:15 PM   #18
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greetings from sunny??? england

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1. polite, plain english posts, recieve little replys.

2. rude abusive loud mouthed posts = lots of response.

conclusion.....

can any of you bug eyed, sawn off, muther fukin septic tanks
answer my question ?????

seeing as you probably dont have the intelligence to go back and find it.......

how do i reduce the picture size without losing picture quality ?


oh yeah....if any of you shit for brains techno-superior fags do manage to answer this for me, may i take this opportunity in advance to............


thank you very much, i am a complete computer retard and appreciate your assistance.

HTW (hope this works !)
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Old 12-11-2002, 01:58 PM   #19
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resize

Well
Bottom line is that you can't reduce size while maintaining info (quality)
However...
Some image formats are more efficent than others.
Try saving the image as a jpg if you are currently saving it as a bmp.
You can also save as different "colour depths".
I don't know what you are using to edit your pics
I usually just use MS paint or MS photo editor, just cause they are there.
You can probably save the image as 8 bit colour rather than true colour.
Check in properties or image options or something like that.
Save one copy of the image somewhere safe
Then experiment.
Often there are settings for:
image size
image resolution
colour depth
image format
Changing any of these can reduce the size of the image
But
The smaller the image, the worse the quality (generally speaking)
The trick is just finding a compromise you can live with.
Computer experts are just people who are not afraid to screw around with them until the machines do what they want.
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Old 12-12-2002, 05:40 AM   #20
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greetings from snowy ???? aarrgh england.

thanx man, i will try playing around as you say, if i can keep this damn computer running long enough.

i've got that ifranview thing and ulead photo express, but absolutely no idea what i'm doing with them.

all the best
thanx a lot mate
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Old 12-28-2002, 11:01 AM   #21
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baldy, fish, et al...

so (I'm new at this)...I use ifranview and take a pic that is 2048x1536 = 1221kb and reduce it to 800x600 = 67kb...would that be the right idea on posting a pic here? Also, when actually taking the pics...does it matter what "quality" you set the pic for if you are going to reduce it with ifranview? Thanks.
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Old 12-28-2002, 11:09 AM   #22
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Re: baldy, fish, et al...

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so (I'm new at this)...I use ifranview and take a pic that is 2048x1536 = 1221kb and reduce it to 800x600 = 67kb...would that be the right idea on posting a pic here? Also, when actually taking the pics...does it matter what "quality" you set the pic for if you are going to reduce it with ifranview? Thanks.
My .02.

#1 You are correct. Also, when I open an image in Photoshop, and then save it as a JPEG, I'm asked what quality I want. I always select a low quality for posting on the web (it's just another way of lowering the resolution.)

#2 Always begin with the highest quality pic, then work your way down in post-production. So set you camera to the highest level you can.
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Old 12-28-2002, 11:18 AM   #23
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Yeah, wxwax is corrrect. The reason digital cameras have so many pixels is for printing, where you can really see the difference between a pic with lots of pixels and one with few. And you can generally compress the image much harder (in Photoshop, jpg compression 5 is usually okay for online display) without being able to see much difference.

There are online sites like pbase & smugmug that don't make you go through all that. You just upload your pics and a gallery automagically gets made with original sizes retained for printing and a choice of smaller photos for online display, compressed and sharpened at reasonable settings for small file sizes but good quality. You can link to ADVrider from both those services to display your photos in posts.

Disclaimer: I work for one of those companies but you should feel free to use any you wish, including some others out there like ofoto.
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Old 12-28-2002, 11:49 AM   #24
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thanks a lot guys...I mean it.

This is a test.
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Old 12-28-2002, 11:50 AM   #25
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Old 12-28-2002, 02:19 PM   #26
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Baldy,

Smugmug ROCKS! This digital shit is cool.

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Old 12-28-2002, 02:47 PM   #27
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Smugmug ROCKS! This digital shit is cool.

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Thanks! We've had a surge of computer-hating, AOL-using grandparents sign up lately and it's been humbling to discover how some nuances in user interface design can make the difference between getting something and not.

Any little things, any nuances that bother you, send us email and slap us around. Hell, even fish made me get real about the colors on ADVrider and if he can have an influence anyone can.

Digital photography is going to rock our world. It's incredibly amazingly cool.
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Old 12-28-2002, 03:36 PM   #28
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Thanks! We've had a surge of computer-hating, AOL-using grandparents sign up lately and it's been humbling to discover how some nuances in user interface design can make the difference between getting something and not.

Any little things, any nuances that bother you, send us email and slap us around. Hell, even fish made me get real about the colors on ADVrider and if he can have an influence anyone can.

Digital photography is going to rock our world. It's incredibly amazingly cool.
Baldy,
Another kudos on smugmug. I've spent the day trying to figure out my new digi, and the flug pointed me that way when I asked about where to put them. I spent a while looking it over, and took your advice and downloaded Irfanview. Now that I have a basic understanding of that, I'll be jumping onto smugmug. Now I just need to figure out the best way to take a shitload of old photos and getting them onto disc(?).
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Old 12-29-2002, 10:40 AM   #29
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Now I just need to figure out the best way to take a shitload of old photos and getting them onto disc(?).
Very interesting subject. For my wife's bday, I secretly collected old slides and prints from her parents and scanned them to produce a photo album that goes back to when she was a baby. http://mom.smugmug.com/gallery/172/2/5510

I thought the results, for the most part, were pretty good considering the sad state of the slides, being faded and dirty.

We did it ourselves with an Epson flatbed scanner with a filmstrip attachment. Half the key was adjusting the photos in Photooshop afterwards. But it was a multi-day project.

We've talked about offering such a service as part of smugmug or forming a relationship with service bureau that does it, but no decision yet.

The scanner can be had relatively cheaply if you're interested in that option.
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Old 12-29-2002, 01:36 PM   #30
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Very interesting subject. For my wife's bday, I secretly collected old slides and prints from her parents and scanned them to produce a photo album that goes back to when she was a baby. http://mom.smugmug.com/gallery/172/2/5510

I thought the results, for the most part, were pretty good considering the sad state of the slides, being faded and dirty.

We did it ourselves with an Epson flatbed scanner with a filmstrip attachment. Half the key was adjusting the photos in Photooshop afterwards. But it was a multi-day project.

We've talked about offering such a service as part of smugmug or forming a relationship with service bureau that does it, but no decision yet.

The scanner can be had relatively cheaply if you're interested in that option.
Yeah, I have a scanner. Only problem is, its getting to be five years old, and the quality of the scans has gone to hell, so I'd need a new one to do it with. It's the time factor that I don't want to deal with. I know that my trip out west is something like 200 photos, so It would take me the better part of a week to scan them in. I'd rather be able to drop off all the negatives, and have em done for me, but I guess since All my new photos are going to be digi anyway, I might as well do it myself, and just count on working on it here and there for the next few years !
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