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[PHOTO] Re: What's blooming

  • Subject: [PHOTO] Re: [iris-photos] What's blooming
  • From: "Harold" <harold@directcon.net>
  • Date: Wed, 24 Apr 2002 06:38:57 -0700

Is the attached too small? The file size is 15K from an initial 600+K. That size was achieved by cropping, adjusting dpi, image sizing and compression.
I realize that the image was her first attempt and she asked for comments. I was trying to be helpful by explaining why the image was a problem for me and her both, possible techniques for changing and a criteria range that is wide enough to accomodate good quality images without unduly tying up slow machines. Secretly I was hoping that others on this list would get the hint and change their sending habits.
I know of only one way to filter the transmissions from this list without adversely impacting my other uses of email and that is to drop the list. I will have to give that option serious consideration.
Harold Peters
Beautiful View Iris Garden
2048 Hickok Road
El Dorado Hills, CA 95762
harold@directcon.net  www.beautiful-view-iris.com
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Wednesday, April 24, 2002 5:54 AM
Subject: Re: [iris-photos] What's blooming

Yes the photo was very large but the lady explained it was her first attempt at sending one. It was a very pretty iris BTW.  Perhaps it would be better to just point out that the picture needed to be resized? I suspect it was scanned which usually makes the picture too large and then it has to be edited. I agree with Catherine, if the picture is too small to see detail it's just as much a waste of time.  Pearl
-------Original Message-------
Date: Wednesday, April 24, 2002 06:54:58 AM
Subject: Re: [iris-photos] What's blooming

In spite of your plea, big emails are still gonna happen. There's junk mail
out there thats half a meg... Don't know what you use to read email but most
decent ones have an option setting where you can skip any that are over a
certain size (you pick the size). Some will even send you just the headers
and let you delete it without downloading it. This might be a good option for

In my case I HATE the teeny tiny pics that come up one inch by inch or
smaller. I can't see any detail and they almost aren't worth the effort to
open. And my eyesight just seems to keep getting worse.... I really LIKE the
big ones... So no, I can't say that I would agree with you on this one. Maybe
we need two iris-photos lists!


> I saved the "what's blooming" file just to see what my software said about
the file. I use Outlook Express and the image was so large that it was
meaningless. According to Picture Publisher the size was 20" x 15" at 72 dpi
and a file size of 630K. I am in the boondocks telephone service wise and
limited to 44k bps. It seemed to take forever to receive the file. I receive
business emails on the same computer and have to wait through the big files
to see if there is a business one in the batch. The big ones always seem to
be 1 or 2 in the batch. Since this group is just for viewing pleasure, as a
personal favor I would like to request that any email be limited to a total
of 300k or less. I don't think any of us need large files. File size can
easily be controled by cropping, using 72 to 75 dpi, significant jpg
compression and an image size that fits a normal email viewer. Most systems
will have some type of image editing capability that can achieve these
objectives in just a couple of minutes. Mastering simple image editing is not
all that difficult. I know that I am not the only one out there who feels
this way.
> Harold Peters
> Beautiful View Iris Garden
> 2048 Hickok Road
> El Dorado Hills, CA 95762
> harold@directcon.net  www.beautiful-view-iris.com

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