>It was my first experience scanning images (at a copy shop for
>$18/hr) and it took me an hour for these four. I thought I did OK
>until I got home and saw the size of them: The largest was 501k and
>the smallest was 134k.
Without knowing the dimensions and resolution/bit-depth of your images,
it's impossible to tell if you did an excellent job or lousy one. However,
that the 134k file a good size. Tell us more about your pics.
For webbing, a general rule of thumb is to save your images at 90dpi to
accommodate other plaforms' screen resolution. Also, save them at 256
colors since a lot of us still can't get around to buying that extra bit
of VRAM. If you don't mind playing with the files, experiment with the
JPEG compression "quality". Often, increasing the compression will not
result in too poor an image. If your images are mostly text or signs/logos
without pictures, you might want to consider GIF instead since GIF is more
suited to these applications.
Quote:>If I could ftp them to you and you would cut them down in size I'd be
Sure, email me the site and I'll see what I can do. Even better, learn to
do it yourself with some guidance from the net gurus.
Quote:>Alternatively, could someone point me in the right direction with
>JPEG image editing shareware/freeware that could do the job. I've
>got a 5mb IIsi with RamDoubler. The (seemingly) standard programs
>GifConverter and JPEGView can't seem to do the job because of my
>memory limitations... any other tips ??
JPEGView is _no good_ for paring down your files. It will crop them
"internally", meaning it does not delete the parts you crop out but merely
hides them. GIFConvertor is good but it's a memory hog. At least it's less
of a hog than PhotoShop, which if you can use will be the perfect app for
your case. Anyhow, try t* down your system to <2MB and use
GIFConvertor in the 3MB space. Actually, if you can't fit your files
into that space, you probably saved at too high a resolution. Resort to
Virtual memory if you need to, just be sure to save at 90dpi this time.
PS: Aren't you in Berkeley? Golden Bears fan? :)
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