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New postby veritas » Sun May 03, 2009 12:19 am

hello, i am looking for a image editor, free program which will get my pictures below the 300 kbs limit.I have been using Picassa but it does not seem to get the size down under 300 kbs for me.
What do others use for posting pictures.
I am cheap so looking for a free program. :D :D
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Re: image editors

New postby Cary Hurt » Sun May 03, 2009 1:03 am

Kevin,

I have recently downloaded the freeware version of an image editor called "Gimp 2.6". It's available from CNet at the download.com site.

http://download.cnet.com/GIMP/3000-2192_4-10073935.html?tag=mncol

I haven't had a chance to work with it much, but it seems to be a really good package. I'll still use Picasa for cataloging pictures, but this one is promising.

Another freeware thing I use is called Pliska Image Resizer, and that's exactly what it is. It allows you to select images and reduce their size as a batch, instead of one at a time. It's a small program and really easy to use.

http://download.cnet.com/PLiska-Image-Resizer/3000-2192_4-10411174.html

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Re: image editors

New postby veritas » Sun May 03, 2009 1:09 am

Thanks Cary i will have a look at it and get back and post what i have found.Thanks for the heads up. :D
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Re: image editors

New postby Glyn Meredith » Sun May 03, 2009 5:59 am

As I've mentioned before on this board, http://www.picnik.com does a good job. The final stage - Save - gives you various options to save your pic in various formats and levels of quality and file size.

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Re: image editors

New postby veritas » Sun May 03, 2009 3:09 pm

I have Adobe starter edition and tried a few pictures on it.It sized them well and i can edit more on Picassa after wards when i want to post.
Here is my latest effort with no editing just size reduction.
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Re: image editors

New postby veritas » Sun May 03, 2009 4:10 pm

i am sure everyone has heard the saying, can,t see the forest for the trees, or it may be the other way around. :)
However i solved my mystery about my posting problem of pictures.
The picture i used did not originate from me, i used Fred Hansen,s picture of a watch which i recently bought from him.
Anyways no problem now and i can go back using what software i am comfortable using.
My thanks to all people here who helped me and gave me advice.
We have a good group of people here.
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