how do i make pictures smaller to email?

Asked by Angela Johnson on 2011-01-10

Hello,

I use gmail and i would like to know how i can make my pictures smaller so i can email pictures faster and send more pictures easily.

Kind Regards,

Angela Johnson

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2011-01-10

You can run:

sudo apt-get install imagemagick

You can then use:

convert -resize 50% -quality 80 input.jpg output.jpg

You will now have a new file named output.jpg which will be 50% the size of input.jpg. Obviously change the filenames as you wish. You can also use this in scripts to resize a whole tonne of images in one command :)

marcus aurelius (adbiz) said : #2

actionparsnip like to use command lines.

you can use gimp to resize the image via the image menu item, then choose resize and resize to whatever you you like.

This is a text based environment (a forum) so it makes sense. Plus its a very simple command :)

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