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resize photo's to a KB/MB size

by Ratbiter / September 11, 2009 8:02 AM PDT

Lots of software out there to resize a photo to inches/centimetres, pixels or percentage etc. But is there a software that will resize your photo to a certain KB/MB size?

Why you may ask, well many sites/forums say you can upload a photo upto 200mb or 50kb etc and it's different from site to site. So I'd like software that resizes to a size I input so I can upload my images etc without going over the allowed size and without resizing several times until I get it right.

So over to the masses, have any of you came across software that allows you to resize to a kb/mb size rather than what seems to be the norm pixels/inches/centimetres/percentage etc

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Resize to Specified File Size
by snapshot2 Forum moderator / September 11, 2009 11:06 AM PDT
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It does what it says
by Ratbiter / September 12, 2009 8:09 AM PDT

Yep this does it, but needs to select the correct settings or you loose a lot of quality. playing around with it found some setting where quailty didn't appear to be affected. once you found the settings you want you can save them as a preset for next time.

I'll keep looking to see if I can find a simpler tool to use but for now this will do, if I decide to purchase it after the 15 days Trial period.

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Thanks for the feedback
by snapshot2 Forum moderator / September 12, 2009 9:59 AM PDT
In reply to: It does what it says

The reason I didn't think anyone had such a program is those settings you mentioned.

You can lower the file size by reducing the picture size and/or by adjusting the .jpg quality setting.

But it makes a difference in picture quality which adjustments you use and how you use them.


I have Adobe Elements and it lets you play with those same adjustments when you do a "Save for Email".
You can get close to the file size you want but not exactly.


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