A question was recieved as a result of the Pictures page.
Dear Peter Thanks for the info. I have this problem - friends send enormous pics. I don't send pics as I can't find a way of reducing them . Still can't after reading your letter. Please explain in words of two syllables where I can find the info in Microsoft XP pictures which are in JPG format, so that I can reduce the pictures I want to send. Many thanks Gillian.
There is no doubt that other folks have the same problem !!
I am not sure if I can keep to 'two syllables' - BUT - I will keep it as simple as I can
As requested, the answer relates to Microsoft XP
First, open Windows Explorer
- Click on 'Start'
- Click on 'All Programs'
- Click on 'Accessories'
- Click on 'Windows Explorer'
If your Window looks different to the one above,
- Click on 'View'
- Put the Dot on 'Details' - by Clicking on Details
If you do not have a "Size" column, there are two ways (at least) that you can find the size.
- Right Click on the file
- Click on 'Properties'
That shows you the size !!
The second way is to
- Click on 'View'
- Click on 'Choose Details'
- Put a Tick at the side of 'Size'
- Click on 'OK'
You can now see the information about sizes.
That has answered the question asked.
I can predict that the next question could be "How do I resize"
There are lots of programs that will do it for you.
I use something called 'Paint Shop Pro'
Lots of folks will not have a program to do the re-sizing
A quick Wiz through a possible process follows
- Look at www.irfanview.com
- It is Free - it works !!
- Download a copy
- Remember, oh PLEASE remember where you save it to on your PC
When you have downloaded it (it will be 'iview398.exe'),
- Find the file in Windows explorer
- Double Left Click on the file
- Click on 'Run'
- Keep Clickin on 'Next'
- UNTIL you get to:-
- I suggest that you untick the two Google products (they always cause me agg) - if you already have them, they will stay there !!
When the Installation is complete, you will see two new Icons on your desktop.
- Double Click on 'irfanView'
- Open the file that you want to resize
- Click on 'Image'
- Click on 'Resize/Resample'
- Put the dot in 'Pixels'
- I suggest that you try changing the Width to '400'
- Click on 'File'
- Click on 'SaveAs'
Thats it , I think (well I hope).
If you have questions - ask them !!