How to reduce photo size to use on a web site?

  stlucia 17:49 26 Dec 2006

A few years ago when I set up a web site I reduced the size of the photos I wanted to use on it to about 50kb or less.

I've now want to update the site with a whole bunch of new photos, but can't remember how I reduced the sizes. They're in jpeg format, and I thought that last time I was able to select what size they would compress to, and I thought the software I was using was Irfanview.

But looking through the menus in Irfanview now I only see Resize/Resample which offers me some different pixel sizes plus "Half" and "Double". Trying those I get a visible deterioration in quality, which I didn't notice (on screen) the previous time.

So, any suggestions about the best way to get small-file-size web-quality photos please? The only graphics software I've got on my PC is Irfanview and MSPaint.

  skidzy 17:55 26 Dec 2006
  skidzy 17:57 26 Dec 2006
  James. 19:00 26 Dec 2006

If skidzy's link don't suit I find PixResizer from click here very user friendly, it does single or batch resizes and best of all of course is it's free.

  stlucia 19:14 26 Dec 2006

Thanks for all the links. I'm having a bit of trouble installing Windows Image Resizer so, if I can't fathom that, I'll try PIXresizer.

  missjosy 19:29 26 Dec 2006

Try this.
.click here

  stlucia 08:31 27 Dec 2006

Thanks for the suggestions. I've tried them all now, and they all seem to give the same functionality as Irfanview (i.e. % reduction, but no "reduce to a given file size" function). Since I already use Irfanview, I'll stick with that and use % to get suitable file sizes.

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