Need a good image compressor

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  1. Agalix

    Agalix TPF Noob!

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    I usually take photos in 10 megapixels and that has a JPEG file size of about 3 megabytes, which is quite a lot if you want to email maybe 20 to friends and family simply for viewing. So if I could compress them quickly and easily without having to go into photoshop to save as a smaller jpeg for each and every one, it'd be great! Does anyone know of a good way to compress many jpegs down to about 500 kilobytes quickly? Is there some freeware that does this?

    I think that's one area where photoshop fails - managing(and possibly editing) many photos at once. At least, I have Elements 7 and that doesn't do it. But otherwise photoshop is amazing.
     
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    retexan599 TPF Noob!

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    IrfanView has a useful Batch Conversion feature that includes batch resizing of multiple pictures. And it is freeware. I have used it often for that purpose. See this URL:
    IrfanView - Official Homepage - one of the most popular viewers worldwide
     
  3. usayit

    usayit No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Photoshop has more batch capabilities including batch conversion but I do believe Elements can batch resize JPG files too. Someone with elements will have to confirm.
     
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    Dwig TPF Noob!

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    If you want a light weight, small footprint utility you my try PIXresizer from Bluefive Software:

    Free applications, utilities and software programs

    I do most of my resizing in Photoshop, but I've used PIXresizer occasionally over the past few years. Its fast and convenient.
     

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