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Photo File Shrinking suggestions fightingillini (81)::2008-03-09 20:08
I'm really new to this and was wondering the best way to shrink the photos to the maximum file size. Any suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks.
Re: Photo File Shrinking suggestions joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)::2008-03-10 1:51
Hi Bill,

firstly we need to know what software you use?

Thanks,
Joe
Re: Photo File Shrinking suggestions fightingillini (81)::2008-03-10 5:05
Hey Joe-

I have just been using iPhoto on my mac. I did some research and learned I need to use the export option. Is this even the program you would use, or do you have any other suggestions?
Re: Photo File Shrinking suggestions joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)::2008-03-10 5:24
No I don't have a mac so I'm not familier with its software.

Are you willing to spend any money on dedicated software such as Photoshop Elements?

If not then there's a few free programmes that will resize your photo quite easily.
My favourite is Google's Picasa2. You can download it straight from Google.

If you download this programme then I can run you through the process of resizing.

Regards,
Joe
Re: Photo File Shrinking suggestions fightingillini (81)::2008-03-10 5:36
I actually do have the newest Photoshop, but really have no idea how to use it, so it's really overwhelming. Eventually I'll learn, but right now it's just too much to figure out. Maybe I'll try Picasa.

Thanks,
Bill
Re: Photo File Shrinking suggestions fightingillini (81)::2008-03-10 5:46
Also, someone suggested to me that I shrink the photo, but still keep the 800pix so that the picture is bigger. Not sure exactly what this means.
-Bill
Re: Photo File Shrinking suggestions joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)::2008-03-10 5:55
Hi Bill,
so do you have CS3?

If so then there's a great online tutorial that will teach you all the basics, including resizing.

You can see it here.

I think it's also compatible with Adobe Elements as well.

I wouldn't worry about what the other person said. Just follow the site's restrictions.

I hope this helps,

Joe
Re: Photo File Shrinking suggestions aido Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 1044 W: 156 N: 1218] (4046)::2008-03-10 9:14
Bill,

There are two steps to resizing your image for Treknature. Firstly the image size in pixels (the measurements of the image if you like) and secondly the quality, which affects the file size of the image. The treknature rules are that the longest side of the image cannot exceed 800 pixels and the file size cannot exceed 200K.

These steps assume you are using Photoshop.

Image Size:
With your image open in Photoshop do the following:

Click Image (on the menu bar at the top of the window) then Image Size.
In the window that pops up, make sure the "Constrain Proportions" box at the bottom is checked.
In the drop down boxes adjacent to Width and Height at the top, make sure "pixels" is selected.
Enter a new value in the Width or Height box at the top. If your image is vertical then the maximum value for height would be 800, if it horiziontal then the maximum width would be 800.
You only need to enter one value, with Constrain Proportions set Photoshop will adjust the other.
Click OK.

Image Quality:
From the "file" menu select "Save for Web" or "Save for Web & Devices". Which option you see depends on which version of Photoshop you have.
There is a pane to the right of the window, towards the top is a drop down menu labelled "preset". Select "JPEG High" from this.
Below the preset menu to the right is an option labelled "Quality". Click the arrow to the right of the number and a slider appears. You can move the slider to adjust the quality of the image which will change the file size. The file size is at the bottom left of the window, as you move the slider you will see the number representing the file size change. The aim is to get the file size below 200K but as close to 200K as you can.

Once that is done click save and you can select the folder to save in etc.

Hope this helps, please ask questions if not.

Regards,
Adrian
Re: Photo File Shrinking suggestions darwin Gold Star Critiquer [C: 259 W: 0 N: 403] (1401)::2008-03-10 9:25
Hi Bill
I Have been using iphoto also while i am still learning how to use photoshop CS3. in iphoto i
export jpeg
Quality = maximum
Size = custom
Max dimension = 790
Export to folder on desktop open image with preview tools, tweak
sharpness in image correction,then it should be ok for TN.Hope it helps while you learn Photoshop. Cheers jon
Re: Photo File Shrinking suggestions fightingillini (81)::2008-03-10 10:02
Thanks for the help everyone.
Re: Photo File Shrinking suggestions andyswiny Silver Note Writer [C: 0 W: 0 N: 26] (191)::2015-01-12 1:14
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Re: Photo File Shrinking suggestions Luis52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1175 W: 8 N: 4240] (15809)::2015-01-12 15:10
I suggest you work on a copy of the photo., And let the original as is,
regards
Luis52