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Re: How do I send cut-and-pasted screen capture images?

  1. #1


    Jeremy Guest

    Re: How do I send cut-and-pasted screen capture images?

    Baffin,

    I am using build 1606 and did a printscreen and pasted in a blank new email.
    It was a whopping 7mb large! Checked the mail in hotmail and the attachement
    was a BMP file.

    This is definitely useless.

    In OE, i did a lot of printscreen and pasted in irfan view and cut away
    useless pieces of the pic before pasting it into emails. Never had anything
    larger than 200+k per picture.

    Tried doing the same in WLM and it resulted in an email that is several MB
    large.

    I wonder if they have fixed it yet.

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  2. #2


    fs_fan Guest

    Re: How do I send cut-and-pasted screen capture images?

    Instead of copying directly to the e-mail, paste in Paint or similar program
    and compress the image into another format, e.g. PNG. This sgould
    significantly reduce image size.

    Hope this helps.

    "Jeremy" <Jeremy@xxxxxx> escreveu na mensagem
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    > Baffin,
    >
    > I am using build 1606 and did a printscreen and pasted in a blank new
    > email.
    > It was a whopping 7mb large! Checked the mail in hotmail and the
    > attachement
    > was a BMP file.
    >
    > This is definitely useless.
    >
    > In OE, i did a lot of printscreen and pasted in irfan view and cut away
    > useless pieces of the pic before pasting it into emails. Never had
    > anything
    > larger than 200+k per picture.
    >
    > Tried doing the same in WLM and it resulted in an email that is several MB
    > large.
    >
    > I wonder if they have fixed it yet.

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  3. #3


    Jeremy Guest

    Re: How do I send cut-and-pasted screen capture images?

    Yes, that is what i am resorting to using these days. I used to just
    printscreen and past in irfan view. Then cut away the unwanted bits and just
    copy and paste into OE.

    No problems there. Funny that WLM chooses to just save all clipboard pics as
    bmp resulting in a huge file.

    "fs_fan" wrote:

    > Instead of copying directly to the e-mail, paste in Paint or similar program
    > and compress the image into another format, e.g. PNG. This sgould
    > significantly reduce image size.
    >
    > Hope this helps.

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  4. #4


    Gary VanderMolen Guest

    Re: How do I send cut-and-pasted screen capture images?

    It's not so much that WLM chooses the BMP format. When you take
    a screen shot, the clipboard image *is* in BMP format.

    --
    Gary VanderMolen [MS-MVP WLM]


    "Jeremy" <Jeremy@xxxxxx> wrote in message news:8F24C492-E391-4E26-AFCD-25444F022398@xxxxxx

    > Yes, that is what i am resorting to using these days. I used to just
    > printscreen and past in irfan view. Then cut away the unwanted bits and just
    > copy and paste into OE.
    >
    > No problems there. Funny that WLM chooses to just save all clipboard pics as
    > bmp resulting in a huge file.
    >
    > "fs_fan" wrote:
    >

    >> Instead of copying directly to the e-mail, paste in Paint or similar program
    >> and compress the image into another format, e.g. PNG. This sgould
    >> significantly reduce image size.
    >>
    >> Hope this helps.


      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  5. #5


    Jeremy Guest

    Re: How do I send cut-and-pasted screen capture images?

    I think i finally got it figured out.

    If you just press Print Screen and paste in WLM and sending it. WLM does not
    compress the image and leaves it as a BMP.

    If were to just touch the resizing bars on the image and move it a little,
    it will now save it as a JPG attachment.

    A full screen image attached in the above two methods can be 5.5 Mb versus
    101k and that is a HUGE difference. There is a slight decrease in quality
    though when it saves as jpg.

    Would be great if WLM team can work on that. I can live with a file that is
    up to 300k for a full screen image attachment if the quality can be improved.

    Just a little quirk for those of us so used to OE and just using the Print
    Screen and paste method.



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