Friday, March 6, 2009

How to Reduce File Size of Picture/Image files (Bitmap & PNG file types) Without Reducing Image Size:

Reducing file size of pictures/image files is needed in uploading activities that require file size limits and even when saving downloaded pictures/images from High resolution digital cameras.

First, determine your picture/image file type – Bitmap (.bmp) & PNG (.png). You can verify this by browsing to your picture/photo files. If your default files do not show the .bmp, .jpg or .png strings as shown in the sample below,

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then, do the following:

a. Right-Click the file and Left-Click to choose Properties.
b. Check the file type as shown below:

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Reducing File Type Size without Reducing the Image Size:

a. Right-Click the file, go to Open With option, Left-Click to choose Paint (see sample below).

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b. In Paint environment: click File at Menu Tab --> click Save As –> Choose “JPEG” at the “Saves As Type” drop down list –> browse the location to save the reduce file – Click Save (see sample below) .

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Take note that the above steps is only to reduce file size by converting .bmp and .png files to .jpg file type, without reducing the image size.  If your image/photo size is too big, then, you might as well just reduce the image/photo size first, before reducing the file size as described in the above procedure.

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