Zipped file.


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moonraker

Hi, I need to email 22 photo's, as I cannot send all 22 in one email I have
copied 4 at a time into 5 folders.
I have "sent" each to "compressed (zip) folder" and attached this folder to
the email. When sent it is taking a very long time to send (10 mins).
When I look at the size of the folder...before and after zipping...they are
the same size...why is this???
 
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M

moonraker

Doh!!!!! Of coarse I new that already!!!!!!!!!

Thankyou for such a quick reply.

Steve
 
B

boatman312

moonraker said:
Hi, I need to email 22 photo's, as I cannot send all 22 in one email I have
copied 4 at a time into 5 folders.
I have "sent" each to "compressed (zip) folder" and attached this folder to
the email. When sent it is taking a very long time to send (10 mins).
When I look at the size of the folder...before and after zipping...they are
the same size...why is this???
JPEGs don't compress well into zip files. Size compression should be
done by reducing the physical (pixel) size (by trimming if possible,
reducing overall otherwise) and increasing the JPEG compression as much
as you can without losing required quality. Irfanview can do this very
nicely.
 
G

Gordon

moonraker said:
Hi, I need to email 22 photo's, as I cannot send all 22 in one email I
have copied 4 at a time into 5 folders.
I have "sent" each to "compressed (zip) folder" and attached this folder
to the email. When sent it is taking a very long time to send (10 mins).
When I look at the size of the folder...before and after zipping...they
are the same size...why is this???

If the pictures are Jpeg then they are already compressed as much as they
can be.
 
J

John Inzer

moonraker said:
Hi, I need to email 22 photo's, as I cannot send all 22 in one email
I have copied 4 at a time into 5 folders.
I have "sent" each to "compressed (zip) folder" and attached this
folder to the email. When sent it is taking a very long time to send
(10 mins). When I look at the size of the folder...before and after
zipping...they are the same size...why is this???
================================
The following free XP PowerToy can resize
the photos and greatly reduce the file size.

Go to the following link and download and
install: ImageResizer.exe
http://tinyurl.com/2meyw
or...
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/downloads/powertoys/xppowertoys.mspx

Then you can open any folder that contains
images and you will have an option to resize.
Just right click the selected image files and
choose Resize Pictures from the menu. You
can select one image or a whole group.

The program will place the resized copies in
the folder with your originals.
(Tip: *Never* overwrite your originals)

To insure that images in both portrait and
landscape orientation are resized to the
same dimensions...go to...Advanced...
and enter the largest number in both fields.
IOW...for 600x800...enter 800 in both fields.

(Tip: even if you resize the Photos to the same
(original) dimensions...the file size will be greatly
reduced.)

And / Or...

Zip all photos in one file and upload them
to the following site and send your recipient/s
the download link:

"SendSpace"
http://www.sendspace.com/

--

J. Inzer MS-MVP
Digital Media Experience

Notice
This is not tech support
I am a volunteer

Solutions that work for
me may not work for you

Proceed at your own risk
 
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Anthony Buckland

moonraker said:
Hi, I need to email 22 photo's, as I cannot send all 22 in one email I
have copied 4 at a time into 5 folders.
I have "sent" each to "compressed (zip) folder" and attached this folder
to the email. When sent it is taking a very long time to send (10 mins).
When I look at the size of the folder...before and after zipping...they
are the same size...why is this???

Having read the other responses so far, I'm moved to
suggest you copy them to a USB card (you can get
a 1GB one the size of a fingernail now and very thin) and
snail-mail it. It might get there before you could
deal with the bother of preparing for electronic mailing. :)
 
J

John Inzer

JacobH said:
I'm sure it does say that someplace but it does seem to function here.
=====================================
Glad it works for you.

Thanks for the update.


--

J. Inzer MS-MVP
Digital Media Experience

Notice
This is not tech support
I am a volunteer

Solutions that work for
me may not work for you

Proceed at your own risk
 
M

moonraker

Anthony Buckland said:
Having read the other responses so far, I'm moved to
suggest you copy them to a USB card (you can get
a 1GB one the size of a fingernail now and very thin) and
snail-mail it. It might get there before you could
deal with the bother of preparing for electronic mailing. :)

Sadly, I had come to this conclusion myself, also I had thought about
photobucket or the one mentioned in the post above....if I download one of
the compression programs also mentioned...I guess the recipient will also
need to download the same program to extract them.
.....lick the back of the stamp........
 
J

John Inzer

moonraker said:
Sadly, I had come to this conclusion myself, also I had thought about
photobucket or the one mentioned in the post above....if I download
one of the compression programs also mentioned...I guess the
recipient will also need to download the same program to extract them.
....lick the back of the stamp........
==================================
If you resize .jpg files with ImageResizer, the
result will be .jpg files...no special software
required to view them.

However.....

IMHO...the advantage of zipping and uploading
the photos to SendSpace is they will be full
resolution and your recipients will have better
photos to view and print.

--

J. Inzer MS-MVP
Digital Media Experience

Notice
This is not tech support
I am a volunteer

Solutions that work for
me may not work for you

Proceed at your own risk
 
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Dan H

For 22 photos, Unless the person you want to share them with has dial up I
personally would use a large file sending service as previously suggested
versus buying a usb drive and sending via email.

If for whataver reason you don't like that particular service (i believe
sendspace.com was the suggested service) there are plenty others that offer
the service free of charge (yousendit.com is one).

Works great.

but hey the USB drive solution is definitely an option, just not one i would
take.
 
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