Newbi question

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by Solafaa, Aug 4, 2004.

  1. macrumors 6502a


    Jul 15, 2004
    Daddy said not to talk to strangers
    I cant believe i am asking this, i tryed to find it my self but could not.

    Is there a simple way to re-size pictuers so that a 2.0 MB image would be 50k-100k?

    I used export on preview but the lowest i could get it was to 260k.
  2. macrumors 6502a


    Aug 11, 2002
    Charlotte, NC
    Adobe's Image Ready does a great job at this. It's bundled with Photoshop so it might be a bit expensive. But if you do a lot image work it's worth the investment.

    You might try Graphic Converter. It's a very handy image utility.

    Another option would be Photoshop Elements. It does not intergrate Image Ready. But there are some settings you can adjust to change the image size and resolution.
  3. macrumors 68020

    Aug 9, 2000
    GraphicConverter has probably the highest feature/price ratio of any utility available. That's my suggestion as well, just head on over to and search for "Graphic Converter".

    Good luck!
  4. macrumors newbie

    Aug 4, 2004


    Graphic Converter is a great choice. You can also try EasyCrop at It’s $12 and it will let you limit your file size to a specified value in KB (or in pixels). However, Graphic Converter is a more powerful option.

    Have a good re-size.
  5. macrumors 6502a


    Feb 13, 2002
    Are you just trying to change the image size or the quality. If you want to make it fit in that size range you could just save it as a jpeg file and adjust the quality until you get it to the right size (i assume its a psd file or something of the sort). The save for web option in PS gives you alot of different quality choices for jpegs, more than the regular save option.
  6. macrumors 68000


    May 31, 2004
    Don't forget about iPhoto. I just did a test, selected one picture, and went up to File...Export.
    I chose JPG, and sized it to 640x480, and it came out at 92k.

    Lee Tom

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