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Re: Attachment size

From: tisimst
Subject: Re: Attachment size
Date: Tue, 21 Jul 2015 13:47:18 -0700 (MST)

You are probably doing this already, but in GIMP, go to "Image" > "Scale Image" and change the Width/Height units to "Percent" and change it to something smaller than 100% and hit "Scale". This should reduce the size of the image nicely.

For reference, though, when saving to an image format, remember that JPG will almost always be MUCH SMALLER than PNG (unfortunately), sometimes 2-3x smaller in size because it is a compressed, lossy format. PNG can also do compression, but mostly it doesn't compare in file size to JPG. Same with JPG being smaller than PDF (usually).

Forgive the noise if you've already tried this and knew that about image types, but that's what I would do.

- Abraham

On Tue, Jul 21, 2015 at 12:55 PM, Ralph Palmer [via Lilypond] <[hidden email]> wrote:
Hello again -

While we're at it, does anyone have any suggestions for reducing image size? I started with a .jpg with fairly high resolution, I guess. I have Gimp2 installed, but I could not figure out how to get the file size down below 2 Mb. I tried fiddling with the resolution and  exporting to .png and to .pdf, but neither got the size below 2 Mb. Any suggestions?


Ralph Palmer
Brattleboro, VT
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