On 02/27/2014 11:58 AM, Kracked_P_P---webmaster wrote:
Gimp also does a very good job in resizing and maintaining image
quality, but it is picture by picture. Before I went to Ubuntu and was
running Windows, Paint Shop Pro was my photo editing program. It
doesn't, or at least didn't, work in Wine. I was happy with it. I found
though, with Gimp, I could have an equal or better quality 450 x 600
photo in an equal or smaller size than I could get in a 375 x 500 photo
reduced and compressed in Paint Shop Pro.
On 02/27/2014 11:40 AM, Don C. Myers wrote:
On 02/27/2014 10:13 AM, Kracked_P_P---webmaster wrote:
I use Faststone Image Viewer in Ubuntu running it in Wine. I use it
to sort and rename pictures for websites. There is also a free
Windows program called Easy Thumbnails, which works great for
resizing pictures and also making high quality thumbnails. I also run
it in Ubuntu using Wine. Both have several quirks in Wine, but
nothing making them not usable. I've not found any Linux equivalents
for these. Another option in Linux running gnome would be to install
the nautilus image converter which allows you to resize pictures
directly in a folder by right clicking on the photo or photos, and
then resizing directly from the menu without even needing to open a
On 02/27/2014 10:01 AM, Dave Barton wrote:
On 02/26/2014 10:43 PM, Dale Rebgetz wrote:
Thomas, beginning with LibreOffice 4.1 there is a new feature
There is a 10 MB file size limit, which my book exceeds due to the
you right-click on an image in your document you will see the option
This opens a dialogue box where you are provided with information
that image (including its current size), proposed compression
and a Calculate button to see the new size of that image if you
accept those settings.
I have not found a way to do this on all the images at once.
Because the changes are permanent, I suggest you *first* save a
the original (large) document. That way you can try again if you
compress the images too much and loose too much image quality.
What format and compression "level" are you using for your images?
You could always use JPG and make the image "compressed" to the
level that still a good viewable quality. Also, make sure you
the "exact" size you want for the document and not need to resize
a smaller size in the document to fit the image area you are
will reduce the amount of "space" in the file needed to store the
I have seen too many documents with nearly full page size images that
are reduced to a visible one of less that 2 inches. That just add
of file size to the document that is not needed.
So, make you image out side your document the visible size and
compression level you want/need first, then you do not need to
in the document and add unneeded file space/size in your document.
Many image formats, especially jpeg images downloaded from digital
cameras, contain metadata tags (eg camera maker/model, time/date and
many others). Removing all these metadata tags can sometimes make a
worthwhile contribution to reducing the size of your image files.
A handy little program I use for resizing, compressing and stripping
metadata from images before inserting them into a document is
Image Viewer": http://www.faststone.org/FSViewerDetail.htm Not OSS,
free for personal use. A Windows only program, but undoubtedly
equal or better ones for other platforms.
Yes, the whole idea is to reduce all of the file size of the image
before you use it in your document. I keep forgetting about
stripping the Metadata from the image.
Some photo/image software has "save for the web" type of options. Last
time I used one of those Windows image editors, it did reduce the size
of the image's file by a lot and still made the visual image look
good. I think many of the more "professional" - i.e. not free -
packages do have some type of image size reduction procedure to
prepare the image for the web. That way the user does not have to
download large images files, and saves bandwidth.
Yes, I do have a few paid Windows packages, even though I am a Ubuntu
user by default. Still there are a lot of free stuff out there for
Windows and Ubuntu that can do the same thing. You just have to look
for them and look for their image reduction for the web option.
Sometimes it is buried, or at least the last time I look for them they
tended to be.
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