Photo Optimization

Do you like to send photos to people often, and they always take a long time
to send? Well you can fix that but optimizing your photos. After you have
scanned or downloaded your pictures, how about opening up a graphics
program like Paint Shop Pro or Photoshop to size your photos down to an
appropriate size? Then you can send them with less of a hassle.

In Paint Shop Pro

  1. Start Paint Shop Pro. From the File menu, select Open and find the
    picture you want to shrink.
  2. Click Open the file.
  3. From the Image menu, select Resize. A dialog box opens.
  4. To reduce by pixels, click the radio button and enter the pixel height
    and width.
  5. To reduce by percentage, click the Percentage of Original radio
    button. Type the percentage value you want to decrease the picture by.
  6. To reduce the actual size in inches or centimeters, select the
    Actual/Print Size radio button. Select inches or centimeters from the
    drop-down menu and type the size in the boxes to the right.
  7. After doing so, if you see the picture is not what you want, click
    File menu and choose Undo to return the image to its original size.
  8. Save your photo when finished by clicking File and selecting Save or
    Save As.

In Photoshop

  1. From the File menu, select Open.
  2. Find the file you want and click Open.
  3. From the Image menu, select Image Size. A dialog box opens.
  4. Select Percent from the drop-down box next to Width. Type the
    percentage you want to decrease the picture by in the Width box. The Height
    box will automatically change.
  5. After doing so, if you see the picture is not what you want, click
    the Edit menu and choose Undo to return the image to its original size.
  6. Save your photo when finished by clicking File and selecting Save or
    Save As.
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