How do I reduce the size of a photo file please?

  [DELETED] 22:05 13 Jun 2005

I tried to send a photo to the BBC picture of Britain competition but it was rejected because it exceeds the maximum size of 1.5MB by 0.2 MB.

I copied and cropped the photo using Kodak software thinking that it would reduce the file size by at least the required 0.2MB but unfortunately the file size has increased to 3.28MB for some reason!!

  [DELETED] 16:47 14 Jun 2005


Interesting. I've got XP and can't see any option to re-size?


This works nicely. You learn something new every day.

  [DELETED] 22:25 14 Jun 2005

I did what Stuartli suggested and it worked. Only problem now is that I can't remember where the BBC site is!!

  [DELETED] 22:27 14 Jun 2005


click here

  [DELETED] 22:30 14 Jun 2005

it has to be a jpeg file and it has been converted to a bmp file whatever that is.

  [DELETED] 22:36 14 Jun 2005

bmp is a bitmap - usually quite large files.

Choose Save As and make sure that jpg is selected as the file type.

  [DELETED] 23:00 14 Jun 2005

and to everyone else contributing.


  [DELETED] 18:19 15 Jun 2005

Mr Beline

You appear to have doubts about my suggestion regarding resizing windows using WindowsXP. If you use google then type in the google search box. Resizing Pictures. The first reference takes you to a website click here which explains in much more details this very simple method which I suggested.

Hope this is of some help.

  [DELETED] 18:38 15 Jun 2005

sorry I missed a bit off the website. It should be click here

  [DELETED] 18:53 15 Jun 2005

I too wondered about the reply from Kovus as I didn't see the option either!

His link has the answer and I quote:-
"( Important note: When I wrote this tutorial I had forgotten that I had installed the Microsoft PowerToy, Image Resizer.........." from click here

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