Shawn Willden wrote:
Well, if you're a non-gui fool, I'd suggest a non-gui tool. I'd use
imagemagick, something like:
convert infile.bmp -resize 500x500 -quality 75 outfile.jpg
ImageMagick uses the file extension on the output to decide what type of image
compression to use, so it will save as a JPEG. The -resize option by default
will not stretch your image so the above will resize your image to be at most
500 pixels on each side. Finally the -quality is used by the JPEG compressor
and takes a number between 0 and 100. Smaller numbers give you worse images,
but 75 is a good tradeoff which gives you good image quality and good
You can easily play with the numbers to get larger or smaller image sizes.
If you do want to use the GIMP (certainly not a bad choice), you should use
Image->Scale Image to shrink the resolution down, then Save As and enter a
file name with a .jpg extension. The GIMP will then prompt you for a quality
level and if you click the "Show Preview in image window" you can see the
effects of dragging it back and forth, and you can also see the file size
right undernath the quality slider.
even more awesome
I most certainly did. Cheers, Shawn.
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