Reducing Picture Size

Reducing Picture Size
Reducing Picture Size

Hey here are some techniques to reduce the size of photo
One of my holidays time picture weighs 1.53 MB. If I want to share it through email, I cannot directly attach more than 5 pictures in one email. So I was googling around several times and found different options to reduce the size. Here are some tips for it.

Method 1: Using MS Picture Manager

  • Open in Microsoft Office Picture Manager 2010
  • Click on Edit Pictures
  • Click on Compress Pictures
  • Select the different options Documents/web pages/Email Messages
  • Then File ? Save AS --> New name (Select JPEG in File Type)
Documents 273 Kb
Web Pages 52.2 Kb
Email Messages 6.66 Kb

Method 2: Using MS Paint

If your pictures are in different format like *.tif/*.gif/*.png, You may store it as JPG which will drastically reduce the size

  • Open the picture in MSPaint
  • Click on save as name.jpg

Method 3: MS Paint plus Manual

Another method an unusual method but it reduces the sizes drastically. It requires some manual work. Just cut copy paste ?

  • Open the picture in any viewer (MS Picture manager or any)
  • Click on Print screen and take the image
  • Paste in MS Paint then
  • Cut the unwanted portion
  • Save as name.jpg

Print screen view

Cut the unwanted portions. Save as JPEG. You can picture reduced from 2.15 MB to 88 KB

Method 4:

Would you like to share a bulk of pictures with your friends and cannt do these manual steps? No worries. You can use some of the free online web-sharing sites and free tools.

  • Picasaweb.google.com
  • Shutterfly.com
  • Snapfish.com
  • GIMP With Save for Web Plugin

Upload your pictures using the free tools available (picasa). Select the selected picture and then share (i.e upload ) to the website.

You may use tools to download the pictures from picasa.

Note: As you reduce the size of pictures, you might lose the clarity of the picture.

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