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

J

Jeremy

#1
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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F

fs_fan

#2
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.

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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.
 

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J

Jeremy

#3
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.
 

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G

Gary VanderMolen

#4
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.
 

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J

Jeremy

#5
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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