I too am very familiar with the various third party methods mentioned
below, but we must try to address the problem from the point of view of
the OP. He was made aware of a very simple tool in Word that did exactly
what he wanted. *How* it achieved it appeared to be of no interest. He
was asking about the possible existence of a similar tool in LO.
Personally I believe LO needs an equivalent tool, because most of the
people whom we are trying to convert to LO/OO have no knowledge and no
interest in the round-about methods detailed below. If there was an easy
method to perform automatic or one-click cropping and resolution
reduction *after* the document was compiled, why wouldn't that be the
preferred method for all users, regardless of their competency with
other editing tools?
On 28/02/2014 6:32 am, Don C. Myers wrote:
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:
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.
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:
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.
On 02/26/2014 10:43 PM, Dale Rebgetz wrote:
Thomas, beginning with LibreOffice 4.1 there is a new feature
you right-click on an image in your document you will see the
There is a 10 MB file size limit, which my book exceeds due to the
This opens a dialogue box where you are provided with
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
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
free for personal use. A Windows only program, but undoubtedly
equal or better ones for other platforms.
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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