Users - You can download an image from the internet to
your hard drive, and view it on your computer
using the Irfanview freeware image program or other viewer.
careful about saving JPEG/JPG images. Move your mouse pointer
on top of the image that you want to save.
- Click with your right mouse button; a menu will appear.
- Select Save Picture As.
- Look at the folder in which the image will be saved. If
you use Win XP it will be the My Pictures folder. For Win
95/98 it will probably be the My Documents folder.
- Click the Save button and the image will be copied
to your computer.
When PC users download
a JPEG file and then open an image program they won't always see
the file they downloaded in the folder. It is the file
.jpeg. Open Windows Explorer, select the file, and change
the file extension to .jpg, and that should solve the problem.
Viewing Images On Your Computer - PC Users
don't need special software to view images on your computer. If you are a Windows XP user you can use Windows Image
and Fax Viewer or Microsoft Paint for Windows XP.
If you use Windows 95/98 you can use Microsoft Paint for Windows
or the Kodak Imaging program. But if you don't have a
good imaging program like Paint Shop Pro or Photoshop, you
can download and install:
IrfanView - A freeware image "can" opener. This program, created by Irfan Skiljan, is the Swiss
Army knife for images. It can view approximately 80+
image file formats, some for image formats like PCX, DCM and
ACR for medical images, Macintosh PICT and new formats like
IrfanView can also can convert one image type to another or convert
a huge number of images. It can do resizing and
limited image effects and, if you have a scanner, you can use it as
a copy machine. For the price and quality it is an excellent
Each time you save a .jpg (JPEG-Macintosh
and .jpg-PC) file with the exact same name in the JPEG/.jpg
format, you remove a small bit of the image information. Pretty
soon you have one poor looking image. Here is the trick
to having a quality JPEG/.jpg picture:
- Save one copy of the image as the master copy in case you
make a mistake.
- Make a working copy and make editing changes to the image.
- When you are ready, save a final copy that you will not
change to be used on a web site.
Reducing File Size
When using images on the internet, it is important to keep
the file size below 15 k so that they will load more quickly
on the user's computer. Go to Start > Programs > Accessories
> Paint. Click File then click Open. Browse
to the folder containing the file you wish to reduce in size
and double click the file to open it. Click Image, then
Stretch/Skew to open the resize dialog. Enter the same
amount in both the Horizontal and Vertical boxes in the Stretch
section of the window. For example, 50% in each box would
reduce the image to half of its original size on the screen. If
the resultant size is too large or too small, do not immediately
try to resize it again. Click Edit, then Undo and it
will return to it's original size, then repeat the resize process
again by clicking Image, then Stretch/Skew. When the
image is at the desired size, click file, then Save As. This
will open the Save As dialog box. Enter a name for your
file in the File Name box. In the box labeled Save as
Type, choose .JPG or .JPEG. This will result in the smallest
file size. Your file is now ready to upload.
For detailed instructions on how to use PhotoShop for this, please