need to email a bunch of images, whats the best way to compress?

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  1. 01000101

    01000101 New Member

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    i have a bunch of pictures to email from a party and i want to make it as small as possible. i tried the builtin one, but it only stripped off 300k. i couldnt find anything searching the board, and dont want to go to google, would rather have recommendations than just screwing around blindly

    thanks!
     
  2. mattATX

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    winzip then send as an attachment?
     
  3. mattATX

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    Make sure the person your sending the pics too has a large enough mailbox to accept. If you cant do that I would upload them to the internet and then just include a link in the email.
     
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    rar usually has good compression ratios, and it's easily available and well-known. ZIP with max-compression is probably the easiest option.
     
  5. skinjob

    skinjob Active Member

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    jpegs don't compress well since jpeg is already a compressed format. If you really want to reduce the file size, you could open the files in a photo editing program and save them at a reduced image quality.
     
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  7. Penguin Man

    Penguin Man Protect Your Digital Liberties

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    :werd: RAR does a good job, and if needed you can split the rar file into multiple files and send them on separate emails.
     
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    Not for n00bs tho. I can already hear the next question...
     
  9. skinjob

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    RAR is pretty good usually, but it won't make a significant dent in jpeg files. And, if he's got a bunch of photos from a digicam, they're seperate files anyway.
     
  10. 01000101

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    yeah, i put the jpgs in .zip and .rar, still 19 megs. itll take forever for them to download on dialup. i guess ill have to photoshop the images smaller, i didnt know jpg was already compressed.

    thanks for the help!
     
  11. SEPHROTH64

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    if u want to automate the process run them through photoshop's web photo album set the size smalle if u want, but a big thing that can effect the size is the quality

    play around with those settings
     
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    i didnt know there was a way to automate it, thanks for the heads up!
     

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