As one who has often transgressed by
sending too-large photos, I have tried hard to find a way to reduce size and
keep quality. So far, I think I have found the key to keeping some amount
of detail while reducing size. In my case, using PhotoShop, I reduce
the dimensions of the photo, rather than the pixels, i.e., when using the Resize
feature, I reduce the document size (inches x inches) of the
photo by whatever percentage it takes to get the photo down to between 50
and 100kb, but leave the pixel dimensions alone. I'm attaching
to this message a photo which was originally 438kb, but is now -- at least
at the point of sending (heaven knows what the cybergremlins may do to it
enroute) -- 60.4kb. (This takes some experimentation and getting used to,
since PhotoShop shows this document's dimensions, for instance, as 2.8" x
3", and reducing it by 50% drops it to 1.4" x 1.5", seemingly thumbnail-size,
but it actually ends up about 4 1/2" x 4 3/4" on the
Next, (brace yourselves, fellow
dial-uppers), I'm going to send the original at 438kb. I have
deliberately chosen a flower with delicate shadings -- and even a
guest aboard -- so the difference between the two versions can
be seen. If someone can reduce photos and keep better quality, I would
welcome learning how to do it. I've seen some pretty good-looking ones
here on our list that are under 100 kb, but still as much as 4x4" on the screen,
but don't know how it was done. Maybe someone will tell us.
Meantime, I, too, feel bad about having to send photos which by their small size
obscure lots of beauty. -- Griff
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Sunday, November 06, 2005 10:20
Subject: RE: [iris-photos] REB: unknown
Isn't it just easier to send the picture if someone wants it
I think Dana was referring to the often sited
restriction of this photos list. While I TOTALLY agree with you and wish all
the photos were large enough to actually see, it is meant to be kind to the
folks who only have low speed internet access.
Although you do give me
an idea. It seems a shame to punish what is likely more than half the members
of this list to make all the photos shrunken (as well as the extra time to do
so). Why not a solution that works for everyone? We have the technology! Why
couldn't the list be like one of the photo sites where folks send all their
photos there and a notice with a thumbnail (larger than most thumbnails but
still just a few bytes) goes out to all. Then those who choose to can click on
the thumbnail and view (or download) the big pic...
That might not be
the only solution either. But if we have 670 list members, maybe the first
thing that should be done is to find out just what percentage don't have
hi-speed connections. Maybe the simplest solution would be to increase the
minimum size to something a little bit more visible!
Since this list
is still on yahoo, they have the capacity to do an automated poll even. We
could poll everyone and suggest a couple of new size limitations - I would
suggest 200k limit per email, so if you choose to attach more than one,
you still don't go way overboard.
Any other ideas?
On 11/6/05, KEITH
. IT is great. Once loaded and installed. Right
click on a photo , save it and it automaticallly resizes it for you. I like
that large photos so i can see them . Thanks David for leaving them large...
Dana, you will be glad you did get the program.
Original Message -----
Sunday, November 06, 2005 5:19 AM
RE: [iris-photos] REB: unknown bicolor again
I hate to be picky but your pictures are huge and take a lonnnng time to
download on my dial up email. They are beautiful and I love seeing
them but please, compress them down to about 50 kb.
AIS, ASI, MIS,
RIS, SPIS, TBIS
Zone 7 USDA, Zone
YAHOO! GROUPS LINKS
Button Network Administrator and corporate
I drop in my tracks, I want the body to skid for a
YAHOO! GROUPS LINKS