Mini-Compressor Monday: Thanksgiving Edition

People all across Canada celebrated Thanksgiving this weekend, including this Saturday MP family!

Here we are thankful for four distinct seasons, a plentiful harvest (cough, behemoth garden), record sales, gainful contracts and wonderful customers!

Here is a photo of Edmonton’s famed river valley, taken last October.

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Total photo size: 2,931 KB

Taken with iPhone 4S

I snapped it to show off to friends who live abroad.  With one right-click, I was able to resize the photo to email.

Speaking of image size, we want to clarify ‘resizing’ and ‘reducing’ and ‘compressing’:  the original photo was 3264 pixels wide by 2448 pixels in height.  The dimensions of the photos do not change with each compression, only the size of the jpeg file.  That’s what we mean by reducing an image size.  Remember, Mini-Compressor started as a tool to easier email baby photos with little to no quality loss.  Since our mission is accomplished, we love to share this baby with you too!

Chris will have to explain the science behind the compression index and the size of the photos i.e. why using a compression index doesn’t just cut the number of KB in half?  But that’s for another post.

We’ll also tackle upload times to Facebook and Flickr and email attachment times in another post.

In the meantime, we hope you’re enjoying autumn, wherever you are.

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