Emailing large attachments....how do I compress? [Solved]

Discussions Regarding Software

Moderator: Moderators

Emailing large attachments....how do I compress? [Solved]

Postby greendave8 » Sun Mar 31, 2013 21:54

Hi All,
Dumb question this may be, but I am stumped at how to do this...
I want to send some pics (jpegs) to a competition. There are 7 pics, which come to just over 30Mb and so too big to e-mail. So, I try to compress them, and the compressed file (rar) is only very slightly smaller.... not even 1Mb smaller than the original...
So, unless I send several emails, it looks like I am unable to do this simple task...So, what am I missing here folks??

Thanks in advance

gd8 :oops: :oops: :oops:
greendave8
Growing Hen
 
Posts: 152
Joined: Thu Aug 02, 2007 12:23

Re: Emailing large attachments....how do I compress? [Solved

Postby greendave8 » Sun Mar 31, 2013 22:12

Silly me..... I simply used the "export to email" option in gwenview.... PERFECT....!

Oooooops.... :oops: :oops: :oops: :D :D :D
greendave8
Growing Hen
 
Posts: 152
Joined: Thu Aug 02, 2007 12:23

Re: Emailing large attachments....how do I compress? [Solved

Postby belcocco » Sun Mar 31, 2013 22:18

There is also a command to do this. :D
It does so with the split command:
Code: Select all
$ split-b 1024m filename prefix
file_name divides into several parts of a fixed size, in this case of 1024 Mb (replace the suffix m with k if you want to specify the size in Kb) by naming them in PREFIXaa, PREFIXab, ​​... where the default prefix is ​​'x'.
To reconstruct the file, use the command:
Code: Select all
$ cat prefix* > filename
Ciao :alien:
belcocco
Old Dear Hen
 
Posts: 459
Joined: Sat Nov 29, 2008 18:53
Location: Milan, Italy

Re: Emailing large attachments....how do I compress? [Solved

Postby greendave8 » Sun Mar 31, 2013 22:23

Thank you for this info, can a windows machine rebuild the file when it has been recieved?

ta

gd8
greendave8
Growing Hen
 
Posts: 152
Joined: Thu Aug 02, 2007 12:23

Re: Emailing large attachments....how do I compress? [Solved

Postby belcocco » Sun Mar 31, 2013 22:32

Good question. :bom:
Sorry, but I have no answer for this case. :oops:
Ciao
belcocco
Old Dear Hen
 
Posts: 459
Joined: Sat Nov 29, 2008 18:53
Location: Milan, Italy

Re: Emailing large attachments....how do I compress? [Solved

Postby tollgate » Mon Apr 01, 2013 9:41

jpg files never compress well because they are already compressed image files. That export to email command in Gwenview will probably just resize the images or reduce the quality or both.
tollgate
Growing Hen
 
Posts: 105
Joined: Thu May 31, 2012 3:57
Location: Jomtien, Thailand


Return to Software in General

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest

cron