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On Feb 26, 2005, at 3:01 PM, Dennis S. Wish, PE wrote:

If I reduce the picture by a copy and paste, am I reducing the size of the information embedded into the report without losing sharpness or focus?
Don't do it that way--copy and paste wont do it reliably. You need to save the shot off as a compressed jpeg to put in your report. The very best way to do it is with Photoshop: do whatever adjustments and retouching you need in then reduce the size with Image Size, then 'Save for Web' you can twiddle the quality and the pixel count to trade off file size against image size and quality. Unless it's a very unusual picture, you can get an acceptable quality image in less than 100K. Be sure to save the original so you can make trial exhibits in a large enough size and still maintain good visual quality. In your report you'll be working at printer resolution, so there's no ee in going to super high resolution.

For other programs the process is still 1.) Do any enhancement like burning and dodging in the highest resolution at the largest image size 2.) reduce the image size to what's practical for a report 3.) adjust compression and image quality to the point where all the necessary content shows what you intend your audience to see,

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