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21/11/2013 at 22:12

I don't know if this is the sort of question I can ask here, but does anyone know how to reduce photo sizes to send by email so it doesn't take ages to send and open them? My OH has a new camera and the photos are rather big. I forgot my camera (Canon Ixus 55) for my granddaughter's baptism so took photos with OH's camera and my son can't open them, they have a poor internet signal.

21/11/2013 at 22:30

usually cameras come with software for the computer you can reduce the size of your images and still keep the original.

you should also be able to choose the image size on the camera before you take the picture


22/11/2013 at 17:34

David K thank you so much. Some useful information there. I think perhaps to start the point and shoot option would be the most practical so I'll look into the Canon Powershot. Thanks again. 

22/11/2013 at 19:04

Excellent choice, Heather. The Canon PowerShot SX500 is available for £139.99 from Argos.....that's an £100.00 reduction.

22/11/2013 at 19:32

Thanks, Brumbull....yes, & very popular at my camera club.

Heather, I've just taken another look at the Canon PowerShot SX500 and it is in fact listed as a bridge camera. So, if you feel a compact camera fits the bill, the Panasonic DMC SZ9 could be a contender.

There are just so many to choose from.

Just to muddy the waters further, I've recently bought a compact Nikon Coolpix L27.....fits neatly into my top pocket and must say, I'm really pleased with it. - Cost £44.99 from Argos. 

22/11/2013 at 19:44

Sweet pea splendour:


22/11/2013 at 21:01

David they're beautiful,  one of my favourite flowers. 

22/11/2013 at 21:11
star gaze lily wrote (see)

David they're beautiful,  one of my favourite flowers. 

Thanks, Star....if you like them, you may like to see this little slideshow of them while growing:

22/11/2013 at 21:46


Lovely David, such pretty colours

22/11/2013 at 22:16

David they're beautiful,  one of my favourite flowers. 

23/11/2013 at 08:45

 Taken in Threave Gardens, Castle Douglas, Dumfries & Galloway June 2011

Panasonic G1

23/11/2013 at 08:47

 from here

 all the way to here with my new camera 

23/11/2013 at 08:53

Mine is a Nikon Coolpix L25, uncomplicated and takes decent enough pictures for my needs. Point & press that's me.

Lovely pics everyone.

23/11/2013 at 09:34

Well done with your new camera, Ann. What setting did you use?

23/11/2013 at 09:37

Nice shot, John...thanks for posting it.

23/11/2013 at 10:01

My quotes keep repeating themselves,  forum has hiccups

23/11/2013 at 10:21


23/11/2013 at 10:25

John thats a lovely picture

David i was just on Landscape trying to get a feel for the camera, you were right i have got used to it, those pictures from start to finish from the same spot just zooming a little at a time.

ihave just come in from having a play round the house


23/11/2013 at 10:31

What lovely pics, love the robin, cute little dog and even a pic of dovefromabove!  

23/11/2013 at 10:37

Now those are really nice, Ann. can see you have a quality zoom lens.

Glad to hear you're getting used to your new camera (early days) and maybe supporting the extra weight of the lens from underneath with your left hand will help.

I would guess you probably took the landscapes on SP2 setting.