To benefit the most people by this
tutorial, we have chosen a free image viewer/editor called Irfanview. You
can obtain this program by going to
http://www.irfanview.com/ . If you install it and leave the default
settings, it will automatically open your "jpg" pictures.
STEP I: Open the picture you want to send with Irfanview by either
doubleclicking the picture, or by opening Irfanview and then click File,
Open, and browse for your picture. Once your picture is opened, click
Image, then Resize/Resample (or simply type Control + R).
STEP II: A window will popup. "Set new size" will already be marked for
you. The only thing you need to change is width. We suggest changing it to
"400" which is usually a good size to send in email. Notice when you
change the width, that the height will change for you automatically. Just
STEP III: Now you need to save your newly
resized picture. Click File, Save As, and give the picture a name. Save it
on your desktop, or in a folder that you can easily find. Note: If you
save it in the same folder as the original picture, and give it the same
name, it will copy over your original picture. If you want to keep your
original, be sure to give it a different name if you save it in the same
Now your picture is ready to send in a much smaller size! The picture we
used in our example, was 234 kb, which is quite large to send in email.
When we resized it, it was only 34 kb.
While we realize there are many variations to our tutorial, we used the
easiest steps for the benefit of those that are not familiar with image
editing. If you use another image editor, the technique will be about the
same; we cannot provide technical support on all image editors though.
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