Difficult photos bit size question...

  sorefingers 22:28 20 Jun 2004

Can anyone tell me if it's possible to "downsize" a digital photo.
I have "blown up" a small mono photo and liked the effect when printed..ie a very blocky result.
I could count the individual pixels.
I would like to "shrink" a colour photo and change the bit size in order to increase to size with the "blocky" effect.
Is this feasable?

  Totally-braindead 22:31 20 Jun 2004

Don't know how well it would work but you could try saving it as a JPEG, should have the option for file size, low quality to high quality, if you save it as lower quality it MAY be what you're looking for.

  VoG II 22:32 20 Jun 2004

What is the file extension? - - e.g. .bmp. .jpg etc.

  sorefingers 22:34 20 Jun 2004

Tried that T-B...but it still leaves the original number of bits in each pixel ie 8 bit equals 64 per pixel I think!!

  sorefingers 22:35 20 Jun 2004

...mostly if not all .jpgs

  Totally-braindead 22:35 20 Jun 2004

What graphics progs do you have? Ie Photoshop or whatever and whats your operating system?

  sorefingers 22:37 20 Jun 2004

PSP 7 and XP home 2.66 ghz 512mb

  hugh-265156 22:37 20 Jun 2004

try using paint shop pro trial click here and try using the effects/distortion effects/ 'pixelate' and set to 10 or 12 or higher to get a nice effect.

just resize the photo what ever smaller size you want to first before applying the effect to it.

  VoG II 22:37 20 Jun 2004

.jpgs are already compressed (lossy format). So although by no means an expert in this, I do not believe that you can usefully compress further.

  Totally-braindead 22:41 20 Jun 2004

Haven't used PSP for a long time but there may be something in it which does what you want. In Photoshop 6 its tools, I think the effects then mosiac to give you the effect I think you want. Perhaps the others can help with PSP 7

  Totally-braindead 22:42 20 Jun 2004

Just read huggyg71s answer could be thats it.

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