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blairgowrie
01-20-2005, 07:51 AM
Is there an easy way to do this? I currently use Abode Photoshop 6 but it seems like a slow and cumbersome way of reducing a 2mb pic down to 30K. I asked my computer shop and they just stared blankly at me.

blairgowrie
01-20-2005, 07:51 AM
Is there an easy way to do this? I currently use Abode Photoshop 6 but it seems like a slow and cumbersome way of reducing a 2mb pic down to 30K. I asked my computer shop and they just stared blankly at me.

TgD Thunderbolt56
01-20-2005, 08:00 AM
That's the way I do it too BG. I guess it doesn't seem so cumbersome as I simply accept it...maybe I shouldn't.

TB

F19_Ob
01-20-2005, 08:33 AM
I think its possible to do that in "Irfanview"
a free program that can open most formats.
I dont have it on my comp anymore but I think it was possible to quickly save for web in it.
Hope I'm not mistaken.
Overall a good program.

zdenkaxx1
01-20-2005, 08:40 AM
irfanview is easy to use too,type it in your search engine

voyager_663rd
01-20-2005, 09:17 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by F19_Ob:
I think its possible to do that in "Irfanview"
a free program that can open most formats.
I dont have it on my comp anymore but I think it was possible to quickly save for web in it.
Hope I'm not mistaken.
Overall a good program. <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Irfanview will do it (re-size). It's somewhat faster loading than photoshop (ie: don't have to have the plug-ins load). As long as you know the size you want first-time in, it's as easy as any other program.

WUAF_Black-Rose
01-20-2005, 09:20 AM
Acdsee is the best...

http://www.acdsystems.com

WOLFMondo
01-20-2005, 09:25 AM
I use Acdsee also, very good app from doing anything with images.

Chuck_Older
01-20-2005, 10:00 AM
You can do it and spend zero dollars

Use Paint. Not PaintShop, the Paint program on your PC. "Stretch/Skew" is the tool you want

adlabs6
01-20-2005, 10:03 AM
Check your Photoshop manual for batch processing files. My PhotoShop Elements 2 has a batch resize and save for web feature that's really nice.

blairgowrie
01-20-2005, 10:11 AM
Thanks guys. There are quite a few options to pursue. I'll try them all and see what works best for my limited mind http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif.

flyingscampi
01-20-2005, 10:18 AM
You asked someone in a computer shop? http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/34.gif

Jagdgeschwader2
01-20-2005, 12:29 PM
I use Hyper Snap it's real easy. With Hyper Snap
you just select the photo then click on image and then click scale. If you don't like the size you scaled it to simply click revert and
start over. You don't need to be a rocket scientist to use Hyper Snap and it takes great
screenshots. You can get it here and you get
free upgrades for life:http:www.hypersnap.com

Here is an example.
http://home.earthlink.net/~jagdgeschwader26/sitebuildercontent/sitebuilderpictures/snap2.jpg

http://home.earthlink.net/~jagdgeschwader26/sitebuildercontent/sitebuilderpictures/jagdgeschwader2s.jpg

blairgowrie
01-20-2005, 01:12 PM
I tried Hyper Snap and you are right Jadgeschwader2, it is very easy to use and does what I need. Certainly a lot quicker than Photoshop. But I see that it is a 15 day trial and then you have to enter a product code. I didn't see a price but will go back to the site and see how much they want for it.

The ACDSee software looks real nifty too but they want about US$45.00 for it.

blairgowrie
01-20-2005, 01:16 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by flyingscampi:
You asked someone in a computer shop? http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/34.gif <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>


Well, I asked the owner who builds computers. He said to just save them as Jpeg files but that is obviously not the right answer. I have lots of 2 mb Jpeg pics.

blairgowrie
01-20-2005, 01:20 PM
The price on Hyper Snap is US$35.

Jagdgeschwader2
01-20-2005, 01:39 PM
The price of photo editing software is outrageous. Especially if your like me
and only use it occasionally to edit digital
camera photos. I still like HyperSnap though
and it's way cheaper than the full version of Photoshop.


http://home.earthlink.net/~jagdgeschwader26/sitebuildercontent/sitebuilderpictures/jagdgeschwader2s.jpg

Jagdgeschwader2
01-20-2005, 01:44 PM
I found one for $9.95 called Picture Resize.
I never tried this one before but you may
want to check it out.

http://www.pictureresize.com/

http://home.earthlink.net/~jagdgeschwader26/sitebuildercontent/sitebuilderpictures/jagdgeschwader2s.jpg

JG52_Helgstrand
01-20-2005, 02:36 PM
Can't you just use the "Save for Web" feature in Photo shop?
It's pretty simple and quicke I thought.

blairgowrie
01-20-2005, 03:52 PM
Unless I am using photoshop incorrectly, you have to open the picture you want to save for the web, then reduce it for "Fit to screen" then resize it by reducing the pixel size from 3000 down to 1000, and then save it and then find the next pic. If you have 15 pics to do this will take a long time. But then I am self taught on photoshop so I may be way off base.

plumps_
01-20-2005, 06:09 PM
Is 0.00$ (http://www.irfanview.com) too expensive?

CV8_Dudeness
01-20-2005, 09:34 PM
i think its the name plumps . . .

i think irFanview is fantastic , but have gotten a lukewarm response before as well when ive told others about it

blairgowrie
01-21-2005, 06:01 AM
I'll give irfanview a try.

Thanks all for the great choices.

blairgowrie
01-21-2005, 12:36 PM
Yes, Irfanview certainly does the job.

steve_v
01-21-2005, 02:57 PM
Haven't seen you for awhile and wanted to say hi.

rumor is you got the girl. (knew you would)

http://www.moviegoods.com/Assets/product_images/1020/244368.1020.A.jpg

blairgowrie
01-21-2005, 03:21 PM
Hi Steve. Thanks for saying hi. Guess you have been busy lately but I think the Forums are finally beginning to settle down again after the short burst of insanity http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

That is one girl I wish I had got!