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Offline oldcrone

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Another photo attachment query...
« on: Wednesday 12 November 08 17:18 GMT (UK) »
I'm really sorry if this has been covered laboriously in the past, but:  I'm attempting to attach a couple of photos which I've scanned in.  I've been trying to resize them in Irfan, but in spite of making them the size required (ie not more than 800 pixels wide), they are both too large in terms of KBs (about 525 each).

I'm pretty hopeless at this stuff, so I would be really grateful if someone could give me some guidance (in very basic terms, please!). 

Clarax
Shaw/Smith: Ottawa, Canada<br />Davies/Hill: Monmouth/Gloucestershire/Middlesex/Surrey<br />Chatfield: Kent<br />Crone: Kent/Sussex/Surrey/Ireland<br />Lyden: Ireland<br />Pannell, Newland, Proudley (travellers): Sussex/Surrey<br />Dobson, Hollins: Staffs/Cheshire/Warwicks<br />Boys: Sussex/London<br />Payne: Suffolk/London
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Re: Another photo attachment query...
« Reply #1 on: Wednesday 12 November 08 18:32 GMT (UK) »
Hi Clara

There are various ways of doing it but I think I'd go for resizing to about 750 pixels wide. This will mean that the original scan, which sounds like a decent one by the size you've quoted , will be preserved rather than using any other methods which might reduce the information they hold.

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Re: Another photo attachment query...
« Reply #2 on: Wednesday 12 November 08 18:42 GMT (UK) »
hello Gadget!

Thank you for your help and patience, but even though I've tried to resize to less than 800 pixels width, the file size still shows the same (ie 526KB).  They are both A4+ size photos.

Gaaah.

Clarax
Shaw/Smith: Ottawa, Canada<br />Davies/Hill: Monmouth/Gloucestershire/Middlesex/Surrey<br />Chatfield: Kent<br />Crone: Kent/Sussex/Surrey/Ireland<br />Lyden: Ireland<br />Pannell, Newland, Proudley (travellers): Sussex/Surrey<br />Dobson, Hollins: Staffs/Cheshire/Warwicks<br />Boys: Sussex/London<br />Payne: Suffolk/London
Hasting(s): Sussex

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Re: Another photo attachment query...
« Reply #3 on: Wednesday 12 November 08 18:48 GMT (UK) »
I'll send you my e-mail and you can send them to me and I'll resize if you like.


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Re: Another photo attachment query...
« Reply #4 on: Wednesday 12 November 08 19:02 GMT (UK) »
You're too kind, Gadget!

I'm not remotely tekkie, but it cheeses me off that I can't follow basic instructions, or if I follow them, I still get stumped.

Your email address, and your help, will be gratefully received!

Clarax
Shaw/Smith: Ottawa, Canada<br />Davies/Hill: Monmouth/Gloucestershire/Middlesex/Surrey<br />Chatfield: Kent<br />Crone: Kent/Sussex/Surrey/Ireland<br />Lyden: Ireland<br />Pannell, Newland, Proudley (travellers): Sussex/Surrey<br />Dobson, Hollins: Staffs/Cheshire/Warwicks<br />Boys: Sussex/London<br />Payne: Suffolk/London
Hasting(s): Sussex

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Re: Another photo attachment query...
« Reply #5 on: Wednesday 12 November 08 19:04 GMT (UK) »
Just a thought - I'll do them for you but  are you doing a 'save as' <newname> after you've resized?
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Re: Another photo attachment query...
« Reply #6 on: Wednesday 12 November 08 19:17 GMT (UK) »
Yup, I'm doing the 'save as' thing...

I've also just downloaded the latest version of Irfan, so I'm still not sure why I'm bungling!

Clarax
Shaw/Smith: Ottawa, Canada<br />Davies/Hill: Monmouth/Gloucestershire/Middlesex/Surrey<br />Chatfield: Kent<br />Crone: Kent/Sussex/Surrey/Ireland<br />Lyden: Ireland<br />Pannell, Newland, Proudley (travellers): Sussex/Surrey<br />Dobson, Hollins: Staffs/Cheshire/Warwicks<br />Boys: Sussex/London<br />Payne: Suffolk/London
Hasting(s): Sussex