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wdc202

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Using a pc with W98 … How do I attach a screen shot to a posting here In GtG? Here is what I have tried; where am I going wrong?

1. I view the image and click Print Screen
2. I go to Paint and click Ctrl-V and I see the image
3. I save it with SaveAs “testimage.jpg”
4. I get a message saying “The image on the clipboard is larger than the bitmap. Would you like the bitmap enlarged?”
5. I say “yes” and my image is stored as C:\MyDocuments\testimage.bmp.
6. I try to attach C:\MyDocuments\testimage.bmp to a posting here but nothing happens.

If I look at the properties of C:\MyDocuments\testimage.bmp I see it has more than 500Kbytes. Is that why it is being rejected (as exceding 500KB)?

Using Paint, how do I save an image at lower resolution so that it has fewer than 500KB?

Thanks.
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Save it as a JPEG, not a bitmap.
Bitmaps are horrible file formats because they take up so much room to do anything. Saving the same file in JPEG format will probably cut the filesize by 90%.
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Thanks. I see ... but <can> I save a file in PAINT as a jpeg file? I have posted this follow-up in the Applications Forum:

My W98 pc uses the application PAINT. When I try to save a graphic using PAINT I seem to be offered only extentions BMP and DIB, not JPEG or JPG.
Am I missing something? How can I save a graphic in JPEG -- to save an image with reasonable (unlike BMP) size? Or do I <have> to use a different app, not PAINT?
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Try using the free online format converter:

Image Converter: http://www.online-ut...e_converter.jsp

FREE online photo editors:

http://www.blibs.com/editor/ (Animation Tools)
http://www.gifworks....age_editor.html (Animation: GIF format only)
http://labnol.blogsp...d-gifworks.html (Online Photo Editors Compared)
https://www.photosho...ss/landing.html (PhotoShop's Own Online Editor)
http://www.onlineimageeditor.info/
http://www.splashup.com/
http://www.photofunia.com/
http://fotoflexer.com/
http://lunapic.com/editor/
http://vectormagic.com/
http://www.flauntr.com/

Most of those sites have their own online tutorials you can use.
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Major Payne and others: Thank you all. That converter does the trick.
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You're welcome. Glad I could be of help.
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