Mail and downsizing pics

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

  1. Cindy macrumors regular

    Jun 5, 2003
    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.
  2. cubist macrumors 68020

    Jul 4, 2002
    Muncie, Indiana
    You can resize them in iPhoto. Just export them and select that you want to resize them in the exported file.
  3. idea_hamster macrumors 65816


    Jul 11, 2003
    NYC, or thereabouts
    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. Dreamail macrumors 6502

    Jun 17, 2003
    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. zarathustra macrumors 6502a


    Jul 16, 2002
    Philadelphia, PA
    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. Cindy thread starter macrumors regular

    Jun 5, 2003
    downsizing pics

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


    Feb 7, 2002
    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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