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need to make a photo smaller in size

Postby AndyP79 on Sun Jul 12, 2009 1:40 pm

Hi Ya'll,
I have a photo that I need to make smaller. It is currently 1MB, but I need to make it 50KB. I don't even know what this is called, let alone a program to do this. ANyone know what I am talking about?
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Re: need to make a photo smaller in size

Postby exploder on Sun Jul 12, 2009 2:02 pm

You can use Gimp to do what you want. Just open up the photo with Gimp and resave the file as a .jpg.
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Re: need to make a photo smaller in size

Postby thx1138 on Sun Jul 12, 2009 2:24 pm

You can also try gThumb. It has not as many features as Gimp, but does that job quickly.
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Re: need to make a photo smaller in size

Postby altair4 on Sun Jul 12, 2009 2:27 pm

Can't you just do this:

If you double click a png file "Eye of Gnome" - eog opens up. Do a save as - jpg and it becomes smaller in size. I think eog is installed by default, if not it's in Synaptic.

If your talking about actual size , as in x-y dimensions you could install nautilus-image-converter which adds "Resize Image" and "Rotate Image" to the context menu in nautilus.
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Re: need to make a photo smaller in size

Postby Zwopper on Sun Jul 12, 2009 3:54 pm

Try GIMP's "Save to web" option.
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