On Thu, May 06, 2004 at 09:06:30PM +0200, Alf C Stockton wrote:
> I cannot find a way in Gimp 2.0.1 to decrease the file size of an image so that
> I can load it as a background in an HTML file and have acceptable load times.

If the image is a photograph choose File | Save As... and save the image
as a JPEG (jpg extension) with a different name than the original (you
probably don't want to overwrite it).  The Save As JPEG dialog will be
displayed.  Make sure that the Preview (in image window) option is
turned on.  This both displays the size the file will be and updates the
image window to show what the resulting image will look like.  Then use
the Quality slider to achieve a balance between the file size and the
image quality.

If it is not a photograph you can use Image | Mode | Indexed... to
convert the image into an indexed file.  Choosing fewer colours will
make the file smaller but there is a trade-off with quality.  Play
around with the number of colours and type of dithering, saving the file
as GIF or PNG, until you are happy with the size and quality.

If the image is a pattern you could also make it a small, tile-able image
that will tile to fill the browser window.
Steve Crane
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