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Postby nonarom » Tue May 06, 2008 8:00 am

As a newcomer, I was eager to upload rapidly some of my digital artworks, but now, looking back at them, I am not very pleased of how they're looking. On my computer - at full screen size - I can see more details. So, could you give me an advice rlating to the size? For example, if I have an image like:
30x20 cm, 300 dpi, 24MB, jpeg in Photoshop CS,
how can I resize to be good for uploading?
Thank you.
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Postby Singular » Tue May 06, 2008 8:17 am

Great question and one that is asked very often. It is very important that you use a graphic software of image editor to resize your image by compressing it and not compromise the quality of the image. Go to this link: http://www.download.com/IrfanView/3000- ... d=10755180 and download the free software called irfanview. Once you install it, open your image using it. Then select Image - Resize/Resample (shown in image below). Choose an appropriate size, such as 600 pixels inm your largest dimension. Then save your image as a new name, not to override your original one. It will give you an option for compression. Choose 80%. Your file size will be dramatically smaller, but the quality will still be good.

Let me know if you have any other questions.

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Postby nonarom » Fri May 09, 2008 3:20 pm

Thank you very much Joe for the advice and for the software; I've downloaded it and I started to learn how to use it - I transformed one of my images and it looks better. Thank you again.
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