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Windows Photo Gallery Edit File Size and Quality

  1. #1


    DH Guest

    Windows Photo Gallery Edit File Size and Quality

    I have just started using Photo Gallery. I notice that files are much smaller
    after I edit them in Photo Gallery. Is there a way to set Photo Gallery
    editing to maintain the original file size and quality. I'm concernd that the
    edited file is of much lower quality than the original. I realize that the
    originals are saved in case I want to revert to them. I would like to
    maintain the better quality in the edited picture.

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  2. #2


    Dale Guest

    Re: Windows Photo Gallery Edit File Size and Quality

    That's the nature of saving JPG images in any program. JPG files are
    compressed and every time you edit and save them you lose a little more
    quality. There are some more advanced applications that will let you
    control the amount of compression or turn it off completely when saving.

    For really important pictures, I convert them to TIFs on first use and work
    from the TIF until I actually need a JPG for emailing or some other use
    where file size really matters.

    For all my scanned family photos I save them as TIFs when first scanned.

    HTH,

    Dale


    "DH" <DH@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:B24264C1-EDCB-440C-91A8-1F606EBD0B1A@microsoft.com...
    >I have just started using Photo Gallery. I notice that files are much
    >smaller
    > after I edit them in Photo Gallery. Is there a way to set Photo Gallery
    > editing to maintain the original file size and quality. I'm concernd that
    > the
    > edited file is of much lower quality than the original. I realize that the
    > originals are saved in case I want to revert to them. I would like to
    > maintain the better quality in the edited picture.



      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  3. #3


    Puppy Breath Guest

    Re: Windows Photo Gallery Edit File Size and Quality

    Right-click the cropped picture's icon and click Previous Versions. You
    might find it that way. But in the future you always want to make a copy of
    your original picture and treat the original as "sacred". Edit only the
    copies, never the original.



    "helplessly lost" <helplesslylost@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in
    message news:89455997-3A83-415D-B049-753E30C04B46@microsoft.com...
    > Do you know how to retrieve your original picture before it was cropped? I
    > lost my original or it seemed to be replaced and I can't find the very
    > important original. please advise if you can cvd104@hotmail.com Thanks.
    >
    > "DH" wrote:
    >
    >> I have just started using Photo Gallery. I notice that files are much
    >> smaller
    >> after I edit them in Photo Gallery. Is there a way to set Photo Gallery
    >> editing to maintain the original file size and quality. I'm concernd that
    >> the
    >> edited file is of much lower quality than the original. I realize that
    >> the
    >> originals are saved in case I want to revert to them. I would like to
    >> maintain the better quality in the edited picture.



      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  4. #4


    helplessly lost Guest

    RE: Windows Photo Gallery Edit File Size and Quality

    Do you know how to retrieve your original picture before it was cropped? I
    lost my original or it seemed to be replaced and I can't find the very
    important original. please advise if you can cvd104@hotmail.com Thanks.

    "DH" wrote:

    > I have just started using Photo Gallery. I notice that files are much smaller
    > after I edit them in Photo Gallery. Is there a way to set Photo Gallery
    > editing to maintain the original file size and quality. I'm concernd that the
    > edited file is of much lower quality than the original. I realize that the
    > originals are saved in case I want to revert to them. I would like to
    > maintain the better quality in the edited picture.


      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  5. #5


    mc Guest

    RE: Windows Photo Gallery Edit File Size and Quality

    I have the same issues! Why Microsoft doesn't treat my pictures right ?
    If it allows me to change them I have to have full control on the quality
    and other importart parameters of the resize till they do that the Photo
    Gallery and edit is useless. I will go back to Photoshop Elements. Why people
    are not getting it right.

    I tried to resize some picture for email and the quality is horible! I'm the
    decider of how compressed my jpeg is.

    Indeed there is the right click view other versions but where are they
    stored ? In PSE when you'd save an image you'd be able to mention that it's a
    copy of the original and there is a lot of control on the version control.

    One of the reasons I switched to Vista was the Photo Gallery and media
    related goodies but it's worst than expected!

    Please share you experience, someone must be reading it...

    "DH" wrote:

    > I have just started using Photo Gallery. I notice that files are much smaller
    > after I edit them in Photo Gallery. Is there a way to set Photo Gallery
    > editing to maintain the original file size and quality. I'm concernd that the
    > edited file is of much lower quality than the original. I realize that the
    > originals are saved in case I want to revert to them. I would like to
    > maintain the better quality in the edited picture.


      My System SpecsSystem Spec


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