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Old 01-27-2007, 08:07 AM   #1
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I had a pic of a recipe I wanted to attach, but it was too big. Any easy ways to make the size of the file smaller? (It's 214KB)

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Old 01-27-2007, 09:43 AM   #2
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I use PK Zip. There are down-loadable free versions on the web (they do pester you after the trial period, but don't disable the software).
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Many things you could do, but one route is to host your large file at Imageshack, free, no registration required, and then just link the url or a thumbnail to it.

It's really easy:

1) Go to http://imageshack.us/

2) Use 'browse' button to show where you file is on your computer

3) Hit "host it"

4) Decide which thing you want to do - cut-n-paste the URL link to recipe here, or a thumbnail - both are provided automatically.
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You need an image editing program to make a smaller copy. Irfanview is an easy to use, feature rich, freeware program that can do it for you. Try resizing with a resolution of 72 dots per inch, and a size around 4x5 inches.
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Photobucket is another free photo hosting, and they do video too.

Upload all your photos, click on the 'edit' button over the picture, and it'll give you a range of reduction option choices. Keep trying smaller ones until the size is below 64k to attach, OR cut and paste the little link below each picture starting with [IMG] and paste that directly into a post; it'll link directly to the hosted photo on photobucket and show it in the post.
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You need an image editing program to make a smaller copy. Irfanview is an easy to use, feature rich, freeware program that can do it for you. Try resizing with a resolution of 72 dots per inch, and a size around 4x5 inches.
I've used Irfanview for several years and love it's ease of use....and REALLY love it's price! FREE!
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Hey, thanks everyone! I decided to go with the Irfanview. I can't believe it, but I achieved success! That's some cool freeware.
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Hey, thanks everyone! I decided to go with the Irfanview. I can't believe it, but I achieved success! That's some cool freeware.
I hope I'm not too late to remind you to save your resized image with a new name. In other words, make a copy. Keep the original, higher resolution for other purposes.
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I hope I'm not too late to remind you to save your resized image with a new name. In other words, make a copy. Keep the original, higher resolution for other purposes.
No worries, I already did that. I can see how it would be easy to lose the original file, though.
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