Changing File Sizes Using FastStone Image Viewer

  When writing or blogging, there are few things that will take up space faster than images, yet images make the article or blog more enjoyable for the reader. Many of the public domain images are also quite large in file size. Those taken with your own camera are usually even more so. Large file sizes don’t just take up a lot of space, they make pages load slower. Image editors like FastStone Image Viewer make it easy to correct this. This is a freeĀ imageĀ editor available at cnet. Image size, file size and resolution The image size refers to how tall and wide a graphic is. The bigger these dimensions are, the larger the file size usually is and the problem is in keeping the file size small. Obviously, an image that is 2 MB in size takes up substantially more space than one that is only 50 kb in size. The image size is only one thing that leads to large file sizes, though. The other major player is the resolution of the image, usually given in dpi or dots per square inch. The idea is that the more dots there are per inch, the clearer the picture will be. For this reason, most cameras, even those on cell phones and tablets, usually display and save images at 300 dpi, 600 dpi or larger. Here is the thing, though; computer monitors only display at either 72 dpi or 96 dpi. This means that an image that is 600 dpi Continue Reading →

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