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Sizing photos for the web

Leapy
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Sizing photos for the web

My photos are jpegs and around 5MB each.

If I was to put them on the web, for say Gumtree, or eBay or Recycle,  I understand I can make them smaller, with minimal effect on the viewing quality.

Is there a simple and free way to do this and can it be done in a batch?

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Re: Sizing photos for the web

Assuming you're on Windows then:

http://www.irfanview.com/

It's free and does batch mode as well.

 

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Re: Sizing photos for the web

or http://birme.net/
no need to install anything.
all browser based.
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Re: Sizing photos for the web

@Leapy  @Mook The BEST image resizer is    FASTIMAGERESIZER    its free...

 

http://adionsoft.net/fastimageresize/

 

Will reduce a 5mb pic to about 800 kb without loss of detail or colouring... and...you can use the options to have the pic put in a separate SUB FOLDER in the original folder... so ... you still have the orginal size in it`s original location, and you have the resized ( smaller file version  ) in the sub folder of the orginal location...

 

AND... you don`t have to "open it".... just drag and drop the pics onto the desktop icon, and within a few seconds, they will be re-filed, and renumbered.... e.g... 001 880x400.jpg   so they are easily identified.

 

MAGIC ! ..Smiley

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Re: Sizing photos for the web

I have been using Image Resizer for Windows and it works very well using the right click menu in windows.

It will do batches and you can keep the originals or delete them if you wish.

You can get it here: http://www.bricelam.net/ImageResizer/

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Re: Sizing photos for the web

 


shutter wrote:

MAGIC ! ..Smiley


There is no such thing as magic @shutter, you should know that, it is all but an illusion. Wink

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Re: Sizing photos for the web

@Mook  Ah yes, but..... have you used FastImageResizer  ?   then you will understand that it IS Magic ! ! ..

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Re: Sizing photos for the web

For ebay and the like I prefer photoshop cs so I can cut and resize at the same time as well as making any necessary contrast/brightness adjustments.

Early versions can be downloaded for free.

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shutter wrote:

Will reduce a 5mb pic to about 800 kb without loss of detail or colouring



i'm sceptical about that claim

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Re: Sizing photos for the web

@billnotben As @Mook  says.... Irfanview.... much simpler program... and you don`t have to "load" each image from the same folder... once you have done the necessary quick crop and saved it.. you move on to the next on in the same folder...  Irfanview, is the second most magic prog going.. !.. for quick viewing and editing a days pics ( or even a month`s, if you are that busy ! ! )...

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Re: Sizing photos for the web

chenks76 wrote:
shutter wrote:

Will reduce a 5mb pic to about 800 kb without loss of detail or colouring


i'm sceptical about that claim

 

Perceivable loss, maybe?

 

I use IrfanView as I like the ease of use and the control I can have over the results. I haven't used FastImageResizer so perhaps that offers similar control?

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Re: Sizing photos for the web

Linux command line. Install free and opensource imagemagick then...

convert '*.jpg[200x]' resized%03d.png

That'll resize all jpg images in a folder to 200px width and save them as png. If you want large images, just adjust the size argument.

Converseen is a cross platform application (Linux / BSD and Windows) that uses imagemagick on the backend for batch conversion.

Since it's using imagemagick, its using software that is still updated. One of the applications listed in this thread was last updated in 2009.

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Re: Sizing photos for the web

You can't discard information without some loss of quality.

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@Mav   Original pic.... as seen by over 9 ,750 viewers on Flickr...

 

https://www.flickr.com/photos/32369450@N02/33996724474/

 

001.JPG

 

Cropped from the original pic at 2.12mb

 

and here is the resized version, with no further cropping... or colour adjusting.. courtesy of FastImageResizer.

 

Resized by FastImageResizerResized by FastImageResizer

now sized at 180kb

 

 

notice any difference between the two pics ?  colour or definition?

 

 

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Re: Sizing photos for the web


@VileReynard
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You can't discard information without some loss of quality.


 

 

Can you see any  loss of quality  ? ? ? ? ?