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14 Jan 2012   #1
wegoelectro

windows 7
 
 
Photos from SD card in windows 7 importing too large

This is my first post. I hope this is the right place. I have a problem. I can get my pictures on to the computer, but at my new job I am required to take pictures of houses and send them over email. I have zipped them, but even that took 3 minutes to get to 1% uploaded, needless to say I aborted. What am I doing wrong? Do I really have to go and re size each pic one by one? The emails usually include up to 30 photos. Any help would be greatly appreciated, thanks


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14 Jan 2012   #2
Dwarf

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

What format are the pictures in?

Take a look at these, both of the same picture. The first is .png, weighing in at 391.3KB, whereas the second is .jpg (61.2KB), a saving of 330.1KB (84.36%).

Name:  F17.PNG
Views: 4
Size:  391.3 KB Name:  F17.jpg
Views: 4
Size:  61.2 KB

Note that the original was .jpg and I saved a copy as .png for this example. Images saved originally as .png and then converted to .jpg may give slightly different results, but you get the idea.


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14 Jan 2012   #3
wegoelectro

windows 7
 
 

It automatically uploaded a pic I just took and tried to attach but it wouldnt let me. It uploaded as Jpeg 4.90 MB
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14 Jan 2012   #4
wegoelectro

windows 7
 
 

Name:  gggg.JPG
Views: 267
Size:  17.1 KB


I snipped this, but I dont want to have to do that for every pic, I just dont know how to make it so it will upload and go into a folder at a smaller size


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14 Jan 2012   #5
Dwarf

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

Is it possible to deal with this at source? Try taking multiple images of the same scene (it doesn't matter what it is) at the different resolution/quality settings offered by your camera and compare the results.
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14 Jan 2012   #6
ickymay

win7 ultimate / virtual box
 
 

once you have the pictures on your computer open them with paint then resize by percentage to say 50% and save them as a jpeg, this will reduce a picture thats 3.5mb to 700kb which is 20% of its original size ?

If you need to maintain picture quality you might have to consider using something else to resize them with and if you need to do batches you might consider something like Photoshop ?

I personally use PrishResizer that gives me a right click menu and seems to do a decent job
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14 Jan 2012   #7
seavixen32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

You haven't said what camera you are using, but you should be able to to choose a picture size before you shoot your images.

Choose the smallest JPEG size for the houses images.

Failing that, download PIXresizer, which is free utility that will quickly batch resize your images before you email them.

Download PIXresizer
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14 Jan 2012   #8
wegoelectro

windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dwarf View Post
Is it possible to deal with this at source? Try taking multiple images of the same scene (it doesn't matter what it is) at the different resolution/quality settings offered by your camera and compare the results.
Thank you so much. I found the quality choices. This camera was a gift so I never really got to explore it. I sent a test zip file and it went much faster. Much thanks to you.
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14 Jan 2012   #9
Dwarf

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

You're welcome. Many email providers have a size limit per email of around 10MB maximum (this can vary between providers) and this includes both visual (the message itself) and non-visual content. I noticed from your earlier post that the image you uploaded was 4.9MB in size and already in the .jpg format, which, by definition, is already compressed. Two such images, plus the associated text of the message and the overheads would very likely take you over the email size limit anyway.
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14 Jan 2012   #10
Duzzy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

If you prefer to take the larger image for whatever reason then a batch resizer like seavixen32 suggested would be your best option. Another one is FastStone Photo Resizer - Powerful Image Converter/Resizer, it also has a portable version and can do a couple of other things than just resizing.
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