Digital Spy

Search Digital Spy
 

DS Forums

 
 

How Do I Reduce Photo Size To Under 100 kb?


Reply
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 15-05-2006, 21:49
Justmadeit
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Bury, Lancashire
Posts: 5,243

i was trying to upload a pic to a friends reunited type site tonight and it needed to be under 100kb. so i used paint to open the pic (digital camera pic) then save it as a jpeg. it only saved it to a 417kb size file and was obviously still too big.

how can i reduce it to the size i want in the easiest way possible ??
Justmadeit is offline   Reply With Quote
Please sign in or register to remove this advertisement.
Old 15-05-2006, 21:51
bwt1406
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Saxmundham, Suffolk
Posts: 250
i personally use paint shop pro as i find that the best program to resize photos, and then it can be made to under 100kb

Cheers
BWT1406
bwt1406 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 15-05-2006, 21:53
pjb007
Forum Member
 
Join Date: May 2003
Location: Shropshire - (Tx: The Wrekin)
Posts: 10,284
What file type is it, and what are the dymentions, can it be resuced in size (keeping the aspect radio).

Irfan View is good software and so is Ezthumbs which will allow you to scale down images (not just to thumb nails)

http://www.irfanview.com/
http://www.fookes.com/ezthumbs/
pjb007 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 15-05-2006, 23:47
BexTech
Banned User
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Back where I belong.
Posts: 12,574
I use Paint Shop Pro also for reducing the file size, for websites you can get away with reducing the actual size of the photo and also save in JPG format with compression up to 45 - 50%.
BexTech is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 16-05-2006, 01:07
RobAnt
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: South West
Posts: 10,218
Yep, in PS Pro, which is also my favoured image editor (probably because it's what I've got, rather than what it can do), you simply Save As, then click on Options, then Click on Optimizer.

You can then compress as much as you like, and see what ill effects it's going to have on your image at the same time.

I regularly reduce 800x600 images down to 70kb before noticing anything untoward.

My Photos Onlne

I understand Google's Picasso (which is free, I believe) can also compress image files.
RobAnt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 16-05-2006, 08:18
artnada
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2000
Posts: 8,924
Microsoft Powertoys
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/d...powertoys.mspx

"Image Resizer"
http://download.microsoft.com/downlo...ertoySetup.exe

You simply right click and change to what size you need. Quick, easy and fast.
artnada is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 16-05-2006, 10:53
RobAnt
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: South West
Posts: 10,218
Originally Posted by axious
Microsoft Powertoys
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/d...powertoys.mspx

"Image Resizer"
http://download.microsoft.com/downlo...ertoySetup.exe

You simply right click and change to what size you need. Quick, easy and fast.
This is a common problem. Don't confuse compression with resizing. Changing the physical dimensions of an image is not the same as changing the file size.
RobAnt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 16-05-2006, 11:07
artnada
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2000
Posts: 8,924
This powertoy can change the dimensions of the image and also change the physical size of it. (And keep the original dimension if you want it too.)

See my sample below.
http://artnada.myby.co.uk/untitled.JPG
artnada is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 16-05-2006, 12:39
stvn758
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Posts: 15,641
Just upload it to imageshack, they can re size it automatically.
stvn758 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 16-05-2006, 15:39
RobAnt
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: South West
Posts: 10,218
Originally Posted by stvn758
Just upload it to imageshack, they can re size it automatically.
And surround it with advertising. No thanks, I'll do my own.

Have you looked into what happens to copyright by using a site like that? I haven't I'm merely curious, but you rarely get something for nothing.
RobAnt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 16-05-2006, 15:44
Carmen Queasy
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Middesbrough (via Manchester)
Posts: 37,343
Originally Posted by RobAnt
And surround it with advertising. No thanks, I'll do my own.

Have you looked into what happens to copyright by using a site like that? I haven't I'm merely curious, but you rarely get something for nothing.
There's no advertising with it. Well, when you upload you get a direct link which you can use.

You have an option to resize it when uploading it, and then you get a direct link to the image, too. The quality doesn't remain the same, though, which is why it's better to do it with a proper program. I use Photoshop because it's great. There's no point in getting it if you're only going to resize images, though.
Carmen Queasy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 16-05-2006, 15:44
t1mmyb
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Aquae Sulis
Posts: 3,930
Originally Posted by RobAnt
And surround it with advertising. No thanks, I'll do my own.

Have you looked into what happens to copyright by using a site like that? I haven't I'm merely curious, but you rarely get something for nothing.
So use Flickr. All of the fun, none of the nasty copyright issues or pernicious ads.
t1mmyb is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 16-05-2006, 16:04
stvn758
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Posts: 15,641
Originally Posted by RobAnt
And surround it with advertising. No thanks, I'll do my own.

Have you looked into what happens to copyright by using a site like that? I haven't I'm merely curious, but you rarely get something for nothing.


http://imageshack.us/


This person obviously wants an avatar size image, and unless the site itself offers an upload facility - most don't, they'll have to upload their picture to an image host anyway.

Just upload your picture, then download the small version or use the link provided.


No need to make a drama out of a crisis people.
stvn758 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 16-05-2006, 19:40
Justmadeit
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Bury, Lancashire
Posts: 5,243
Originally Posted by stvn758
http://imageshack.us/


This person obviously wants an avatar size image, and unless the site itself offers an upload facility - most don't, they'll have to upload their picture to an image host anyway.

Just upload your picture, then download the small version or use the link provided.


No need to make a drama out of a crisis people.
ive used the image resizer file to do it, i wasnt after a small avatar,but the same pic size but just less kb
Justmadeit is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 16-05-2006, 20:42
RobAnt
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: South West
Posts: 10,218
Originally Posted by stvn758
This person obviously wants an avatar size image, and unless the site itself offers an upload facility - most don't, they'll have to upload their picture to an image host anyway.
Not necessarily, most ISPs offer a modicum of webspace along with their surfing package, completely free of charge. Lots of people simply don't realise they have it or can't decipher the cryptic instructions on how to use it, or even what it's for.
RobAnt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 16-05-2006, 20:56
Sir Chasm
Banned User
 
Join Date: Nov 2000
Location: everywhere and nowhere
Posts: 3,569
Originally Posted by stin74
i was trying to upload a pic to a friends reunited type site tonight and it needed to be under 100kb. so i used paint to open the pic (digital camera pic) then save it as a jpeg. it only saved it to a 417kb size file and was obviously still too big.

how can i reduce it to the size i want in the easiest way possible ??
If all you want to do is create an "icon" or avatar, you might find the easiest solution is to switch to Firefox (if you haven't already) and install the ElJay Icon Maker extension
Sir Chasm is offline   Reply With Quote
 
Reply



Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

 
Forum Jump


All times are GMT +1. The time now is 06:36.