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Old 03-15-2013, 02:44 PM
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Is there something I'm not doing? The picture is a regular size on my phone but once I send it to my email and view it on my computer it's extremely LARGE.

Is there something I can do to change this? This is one of the reason I miss having a webcam
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Old 03-15-2013, 02:58 PM
 
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This is because you are shooting high resolution photos. Which is what you want. You can resize them on your PC.
If you don't want high res pics, you can decrease the size of the pics taken in the camera settings.
I hear this complaint a lot. Higher resolution is what you want for printing.
Sounds like you should just find a different photo viewer that will resize (for viewing only, not actually resizing it) your pics when you view them for easier viewing.
What program are you using?
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Old 03-15-2013, 03:06 PM
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This is because you are shooting high resolution photos. Which is what you want. You can resize them on your PC.
If you don't want high res pics, you can decrease the size of the pics taken in the camera settings.
I hear this complaint a lot. Higher resolution is what you want for printing.
Sounds like you should just find a different photo viewer that will resize (for viewing only, not actually resizing it) your pics when you view them for easier viewing.
What program are you using?

How can I resize them on the PC?
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Old 03-15-2013, 03:50 PM
 
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
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It depends on the program you are using.

A great tool for this is Irfanview.

IrfanView - Official Homepage - one of the most popular viewers worldwide

Install it. When it asks about associations, chose IMAGES ONLY.
Then you just double click pic and go to IMAGE > RESIZE/RESAMPLE.
Set new size as ### percentage of original and resave.
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Old 03-20-2013, 02:48 PM
 
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Peregrine makes some great suggestions.

What operating system are you using? XP? Are you downloading the photo first or just clicking it from your email account?

Typically if you download the file first to your PC, the native photo/fax viewer should resize it so that it fits the window. Typically I see these full blown up images when just the image is double clicked within the email website or application like Outlook.
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Old 03-20-2013, 07:44 PM
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Peregrine makes some great suggestions.

What operating system are you using? XP? Are you downloading the photo first or just clicking it from your email account?

Typically if you download the file first to your PC, the native photo/fax viewer should resize it so that it fits the window. Typically I see these full blown up images when just the image is double clicked within the email website or application like Outlook.

I'm using Windows XP and I email the picture to another address on my phone. Then I check the email on my PC and then download it
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Old 03-21-2013, 01:28 PM
 
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I'm using Windows XP and I email the picture to another address on my phone. Then I check the email on my PC and then download it
Ah ok, that makes sense. I used to use this GREAT tool for simple image resizing. Its actually from Microsoft and part of their Power Toys downloads.
Windows XP downloads - Microsoft Windows

Its a straight up image resizer. Right click the file and choose what size you want. This should help, unless it IS the original file that you wanted to send. Which in that case you might to try opening the file with the Windows Fax viewer which, by default should open the image so it fits your screen. But in this case, might not be the default setting for opening jpegs on your PC.

Right click the icon of the image and select properties. You will see a button that says "change" as it relates to 'Open with". What does yours say that file opens with?
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