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Mail and downsizing pics

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by Cindy, Aug 4, 2003.

  1. macrumors regular

    #1
    2 questions... First, you're sending out a mail message and you want to cancel it out before it is done - how do you do this?
    Second, when sending out pics, most of the time mine are too big. How do you downsize them?
    I sent a couple of pics for someone to put on their web site and they said they took a VERY long time to download and he had to downsize them to be able to post them on another board.
    Cindy
     
  2. macrumors 68020

    #2
    You can resize them in iPhoto. Just export them and select that you want to resize them in the exported file.
     
  3. macrumors 65816

    idea_hamster

    #3
    Since you seem to have a digital camera...

    ...I think that you may (depending on your camera model) have gotten a copy of Photoshop Elements with it. I'm not certain if the elements version has is, but you might look for the "save for web..." option under the File menu. This allows you to adjust the format and options to save a copy of your image while having an actual sample of how it will appear to the recipient -- along with a file-size measurement at the bottom. Best of luck!
     
  4. macrumors 6502

    #4
    Or use Grab together with Preview

    Another alternative would be to use Grab (Applications -> Utilities -> Grab). Grab takes a snapshot of the whole screen or a selection and can save it as a TIFF file.

    The whole process:
    - First use Preview and resize the picture to the size you want.
    - Then use Grab to save a selection of the picture as TIFF file.
    - Finally open the TIFF with Preview and use File -> Export... to convert the TIFF file to any format you want, like JPG or BMP.
     
  5. macrumors 6502a

    zarathustra

    #5
    Re: Or use Grab together with Preview

    Cindy, do not do the preceding recommendation. it just is too confusing for what you need ->

    Instead open the file in Preview, go to File>Export, here select JPEG and also under options you cam define a target size.

    Also as suggested before, export from iPhoto where you can specify the size exactly.
     
  6. macrumors regular

    #6
    downsizing pics

    thanks guys. The iphoto worked great doing that.
    Cindy
     
  7. macrumors G3

    jelloshotsrule

    #7
    to cancel a message sending. you have to be as quick as the flash, unless it's a big message or your connection is dirt slow.

    but, to do it... you need to bring up the activity viewer (can access via the window menu, or press apple-0 that's a ZERO)...

    then hit stop or cancel, whatever it says....
     

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