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Re: Re: photo size

  • Subject: Re: [iris-photos] Re: photo size
  • From: John I Jones <jijones@usjoneses.com>
  • Date: Thu, 23 May 2002 14:46:54 -0700

I appreciate that sometimes it is not the easiest with the software that
comes with the camers. However, there is a lot of free or "shareware"
software out there that does a decent job. Since I am on a Mac I can't
help you with PC software. I will check with some friends.


Linda Mann wrote:
> John, just to make you aware, sometimes it's hard to do something that
> seems like it ought to be simple.  I think I have finally figured out
> how to do my photos (?), but it requires using two different software
> pkgs that came with different hardware (scanner & camera).  Both are
> abbreviated versions of software & neither indicates photo size (i.e.,
> 3X3), or DPI.  Nor do they indicate file size.
> However, one of the software packages (Adobe ActiveShare) has
> something
> called 'web ready jpg' as one of its 'save file as' features which
> yields files that fit on the monitor screen.  This also does some
> compression, but usually the files are still a little large (slow).
> I have to use a different software (either Photoimpressions or
> Photomax)
> for editing  and compression of bytes.  I can't tell ahead of time
> exactly what size the file will be, but if it goes in as a <web ready
> jpg>, I can save it as 60 to 80 (%? bytes? kilo, giga or some unknown
> unit) and get a good image that is only about 35 Kb (is that the right
> unit?) and fits on the screen.
> So it isn't always that simple for those of us without decent
> software....
> Also, a tip for those who aren't sure what the file will look like on
> a
> monitor once it's posted - open your web browser, click on 'open'
> 'file'
> and then browse to your photo jpg file.  Open it and it will display
> on
> your browser the same way it will look when sent as email.  At least
> it
> does in Netscape.  Or mail it to yourself first.
> John Jones said:
> <A good picture size would be around 3X3. But remember that  virtually
> all computer monitors display at 72 DPI (Dots Per Inch) and anything
> above that just makes the picture bigger on the screen. Also setting
> your jpeg compression for smaller files will help.>
> Linda Mann Tennessee USA zone 7/8
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