09-20-2016 01:01 AM
Wadizzle, is it Paint.net? or paintDotnet? IT sounds good, is that a pay by month app? I've seen the basic one thats free, but think I need to invest in a program like that. DPP seems inadequate. I did finally get an answer from Cannon, and its a long process in their program to get it re-sized. Thanks for the info I'' check it out again in more detail.
09-20-2016 06:28 AM
nevermind I found it, think I'll give it a try thanks
It is a free application. The authors ask for a donation, but you should not have to pay for the download. Another freeware is called GIMP, which is nearly as complex as Photoshop. Paint dot Net falls halfway between PS and MS Paint.
09-20-2016 04:40 PM
ok so I downloaded it, holy mackrel, looks like a college class is in order to learn how to use it. The tutorials send me to a forum like this that just discusses issues and iindividudal projects. I will need to spend some time on this one, I appreciate the tip. Hope I can get my analog brain around in this digital world, succesfully. Looks like a pretty good program from what I can figure out. Thanks again L.
09-21-2016 02:08 PM
"yep, that's it, cannon said 300dpi would be the right size to fit on their site."
This was your first mistake. There is no dpi in a jpg for screen use. This is a printer spec. I hope that is plain to understand? I don't have a clue as to why a Canon rep would tell you that.
If you specify a size in the 'widht x height' area it will make the jpe smaller. Try putting 1000 in the width and lock aspect. Check your file size now. Isn't it smaller? Yes, OK, u/l at your will.
The Image Quality controls how much compression the jpg will get. The more compression the lower quality.
09-21-2016 08:57 PM
Biggs,Got it! Now that makes sense to this old bird! lol Not sure why I was told that by Cannon either because it didn't work anyway. I'm looking into Correll Prox8 program, it's on sale and it has really great instructions and tutorials, Not finding paint.net very user friendly for noobs like me. Instructions are not real clear to me in the help section either. I think Cannon needs to work on their DPP editing program and make it more user friendly and OBVIOUS on the size you want to export to "thier" own site thats just how ai feel about it. I will try your suggestion, thanks