Scan file too big to upload to Forum

Discussion in 'General Electronics Chat' started by WellGrounded, Jun 25, 2011.

  1. WellGrounded

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    Fellow tekkies,

    I have a Brother Scanner, Fax, Photocopier, Printer Model MFC-240C. I have tried to scan schematics to assist in my replies but the size of the scan files exceed, or nearly exceed the upload size. My only submitted file so far lacked much detail because after I made several copies only one, that lacked detail, was able to be small enough to upload.

    The operator's manual has no way to get lessened resolution when scanning

    Is there a freebie jpg editor that can reduce the resolution of the original jpg scan file to reduce the file size?

    Or is there another solution?

    Danny
     
  2. SgtWookie

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  3. PatM

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    This is the one I use:
    http://bluefive.pair.com/pixresizer.htm
    Free Download
    Don't use the DOWNLOAD NOW icon - that is for another program
    Scroll down to the "Download Current Version (2.0.5)"
    PatM
     
    Last edited: Jun 25, 2011
  4. Markd77

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    If you want a more fully featured image editor, GIMP is free and available for Windows, Mac, and Linux.
     
  5. bertus

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    Hello,

    You could take a look at Nconvert from XnView:
    http://www.xnview.com/en/index.html

    This can read 400 image formats and write 40 image formats.

    An other (more complex) is the GIMP:
    http://www.gimp.org/

    Both softwares are available for Windows Linux and Mac.

    Bertus
     
  6. studiot

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    There are several things you can do with the Brother.

    Firstly use greyscale for a schematic. This automatically makes much smaller files.

    Secondly use Gif files, again you will get a size reduction.

    Thirdly keep the scan resolution down, I normally use 100dpi.

    Fourthly crop the image - you can do this in the scanner.

    go well
     
  7. ErnieM

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    Have you tried Microsoft Paint? It can resize images you know.
     
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