06 January 2009

Resizing your photos

Digital photo taken using a digital camera come in varies file size, depending on the resolution of your camera. A 10 Mega Pixel camera will probably produce a photo with file size up to 3Mbyte, depending on the type of resolution set. The higher the resolution the bigger will be the file size.

This would posses a problem if you like to share the photos in a blog or an online photo album or even email to your family and friends. You most probably will face the following problems;

1. You can’t send too many 3MB photos via you email account.
2. You will just jam up your friend email account due to large file size.
3. It will take too long to upload and download on the other end.
4. It consume so much space that your online photo album just run out of free space to host your photos.
5. It will take longer time to display the photos online due to large file size

So what should you do? Resize it of cause. If those photos taken are not intended for printout and you just want it to be display on a monitor, a photo size with resolution 800x600 pixel is good enough for most monitors. With proper resizing tools, you can keep the picture quality of those photos while down size to a smaller file with less pixel resolution.

How much reduction? Well it can go up to 10 times or more. An 800x600 resolution photo with high image quality will probably come in a size of 100-200 KB, which is >10 times smaller then the original size.

Now sending these resized photos via email, online posting, and upload to your online photo album is just so easy, no worry about bad internet traffic, mail box full and not enough free space to post.

To resize your photos is easy, most cameras come with photo editing software that can help you to do the job. However most of this software does not provide batch processing, which mean you can’t resize a whole lot of photos at one go, automatically.

Here I have been using a special software that I found from the Internet that can help me do the following automatically. It is called FastStone Image Resizer

FastStone Image Resizer is a freeware software. You can use it freely with no cost. Give it a try and see whether you like it.

You can download FastStone Image Resizer here or

Visit their official website for other products and information on FastStone Imager Resizer

4 Snaps:

I found a free online image resizer called QuickResizer Image Resizer. If you are away from your PC and don't want to download any software, you can just use this online version for free. It's quick and it's easy to use.

You can also download their full version of QuickResizer image resizer if you want to resize multiple files in a folder with just a click of the mouse.

Thanks for the recommendation.

Yeah it is a great software when you do not have your notebook with you.

Thanks for sharing information about image resizing software.Will it maintain the original quality and sharpness of the image?

well image sharpness will be effected since the size is reduce, it depend how much is reduced.

Each monitor has it own resolution. That's why is important that you optimize your photo to suit the resolution of the monitor and nothing beyond that.

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