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I have a new Nikon 7200 & am trying to reduce the picture

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I have a new Nikon 7200 & am trying to reduce the picture image from 4.5 - 6 Megs. How do I go about reducing the pixel size of the photo? Thanks, *****
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Camera and Video
Expert:  Russell H. replied 1 year ago.

Hi, thank you for contacting My name is Russell. I will do my best to provide the right answer to your question.

If you reduce photos, you lose fine detail, of course.

But: if the photos are not in JPEG format, but in BMP, then just converting the picture files to JPEG or JPG file format, will compress their file-space size or storage size, immensely.

Reducing can be done on any Windows computer, by using the MS Paint or Paint program, which is included in every version of Windows.

First you load the image, then you go to Resize, and where it says 100 and 100, put in 50 and 50, and your picture will lose every other pixel vertically and every other pixel horizontally, and will store in about 1/4 the space perhaps, and certainly contain only 1/4 the pixels, at 1/2 and 1/2 the pixel-width and pixel-height.

Do you need to know how to change the camera settings so that the picture are *taken* at a lower pixel-density, or total pixel number and size?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I would like to change the camera settings/menu to reduce the picture to a lower pixel-density. My photos are between 4 - 6.5Meg & I can froward then on the internet. Thanks!
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I can't forward
Expert:  Russell H. replied 1 year ago.

The 24.1 MegaPixel 'FINE' setting on this model of camera, produces images of about 10 MegaBytes in size.

So you may already have the quality of the image, the setting for image quality, set to something less than maximum. I am researching this setting for your camera model, but it may already be as low as it can go, perhaps, I must warn you in advance...

Expert:  Russell H. replied 1 year ago.

Try going to


and then going to

Image Quality

and then choose a JPEG-only, but low-quality, setting.

But if you want to be quite safe, note first, what setting that currently is set to, and let me know, please. Thanks.