Zipping Photos to email


Adywebb

Growing old....
Moderator
Joined
Jan 1, 2005
Messages
5,450
Reaction score
11
Not sure whether this should be under the Windows Applications Forum or Digital Imaging and Photography, but here goes:

I have been trying to compress a load of jpeg photos totalling around 70mb so I can email them, however even when using WinZip or WinRar the file size only shows a slight reduction to just under 70mb - what am I doing wrong?

The image dimensions are 2240 x 1680 and most are around 1.75mb each.

Any help would be appreciated:)
 
Ad

Advertisements

Ian

Administrator
Joined
Feb 23, 2002
Messages
19,381
Reaction score
1,182
Images hardly compress under zipping I'm afraid, as JPEGs are already a compressed format. If you want to reduce the file size you'll have to load each file up and either resize it or increase the JPEG compression.

Resizing to 1024x768 will massively reduce the file sizes (to around 500k).
 

Adywebb

Growing old....
Moderator
Joined
Jan 1, 2005
Messages
5,450
Reaction score
11
Thanks Ian - I'll give resizing a go:thumb:
 
Ad

Advertisements


Ask a Question

Want to reply to this thread or ask your own question?

You'll need to choose a username for the site, which only take a couple of moments. After that, you can post your question and our members will help you out.

Ask a Question

Similar Threads

Scanning in photos? 5
lines on photos 4
Photo Editor 3
Personal Photos 5
Copyright on photos when taken to photo labs 3
PC photos to DVD 10
CP's Photo Thread 8
Savings photos to CD? 1

Top