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Adding a picture to a message

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    john mckenna
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        Hi All, Can someone help me add a picture to my message? I am getting a reply that it is too big?

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        umaremasu in Crete
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            Well…I see some people have no trouble with 120kb! Suggest you resize using your photo or paint software and check the properties to see when you have optimised it sufficiently. It’s easy enough to do!

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            ganesh
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                I have tried this too and have basically got the same answer yet I see some messages with loads of photos,especially on the houses for sale section.maybe ask one of them how they managed it.

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                john mckenna
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                    Thanks both. I have heard about resizing but have no idea how to do it!

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                    umaremasu in Crete
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                        Well…assuming you have no specialised photoware, Photoshop or something like Paintshop pro,simplest way is to open microsoft paint, which will be in accessories, open your picture in it, click resize and pick a percentage, keeping the aspect ration the same.
                        It helps if you know what your original picture "size" was in kilobytes (right click and choose properties to find out), so if it was say 800kb, reducing to 20% would give something in the region of 160kb.
                        Then resave with new name (I usually just call it whateritwas2) jpg
                        Bear in mind with modern digital cameras, pictures can easily be 2-3megabytes, (2-3000kb)! You should really be aiming at getting 200kb max.

                        Hope this helps!

                        Regards

                        Anna

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                        john mckenna
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                            Thanks Anna. will give it a go.

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