recommend freeware?

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robert bigley
Oct 31, 2005
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Hi, wondering if anyone can help.

I occasionally get pictures sent to me in email which are 1 to 2 MB (real estate)…and I have to somehow compress these to put on a website.

Can anyone recommend a decent freeware program that would easily enable me to compress images to a manageable size?

TIA
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Andrew Morton
Oct 31, 2005
robert bigley wrote:
I occasionally get pictures sent to me in email which are 1 to 2 MB (real estate)…and I have to somehow compress these to put on a website.

Can anyone recommend a decent freeware program that would easily enable me to compress images to a manageable size?

You forgot to say Mac or PC, but for PC, there’s IrfanView http://www.irfanview.com/

(you would save as jpg or gif).

Andrew
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Rudy Benner
Oct 31, 2005
"Andrew Morton" wrote in message
robert bigley wrote:
I occasionally get pictures sent to me in email which are 1 to 2 MB (real estate)…and I have to somehow compress these to put on a website.

Can anyone recommend a decent freeware program that would easily enable me to compress images to a manageable size?

You forgot to say Mac or PC, but for PC, there’s IrfanView http://www.irfanview.com/

(you would save as jpg or gif).

Andrew

That would be my choice too. Not too fancy, yet enough features to be worth installing.
RB
robert blake
Oct 31, 2005
"Andrew Morton" wrote in news:3smigcFos62gU1
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robert bigley wrote:
I occasionally get pictures sent to me in email which are 1 to 2 MB (real estate)…and I have to somehow compress these to put on a website.

Can anyone recommend a decent freeware program that would easily enable me to compress images to a manageable size?

You forgot to say Mac or PC, but for PC, there’s IrfanView http://www.irfanview.com/

(you would save as jpg or gif).

Andrew

thanks Andrew and Rudy.

yes, it is a pc that i use here.

Gonna download irfanview.

Many thanks for the help.
WD
Walter Donavan
Nov 1, 2005
Might also consider www.xat.com Image Optimizer, $49, but worth every penny. It runs rings around the rest. It can easily reduce a 250 KB Photoshop JPEG to 60 KB with no visible (to me) loss in quality. You can even selectively reduce areas of an image, usually parts you don’t care about. Since you are trying to put 1-2 MB files on the web, it sounds like you can’t do without it.

I have no commercial or other connection with the product.

Walterius
Old and compressed in Fort Lauderdale

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