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Posted on 02-07-2004 06:30 p.m. ET  reply

Original Poster: Mike

> My Kmail just sort of hangs when I try to send
> a picture attached.

You're running up against one of life's unavoidable problems.
High quality pictures require lots of data, and emailing lots
of data requires lots of time - especially if you're sending
them over dialup.

> How do you make a thumbnail out of a regular jpeg?

You'll need to resize the image. If you have ImageMagick installed
(I'm assuming here that you're running Gnome or KDE):
Run ImageMagick, and left-click to get the commands menu
open your image (with File >> Open)
resize your image (with View >> Resize)
save your image (with File >> Save) with a new name
(so you don't overwrite the original)

Ask again if you don't have ImageMagick installed - there're
several other common programs that are freely available.

> And If you mail a thumbnail can it be enlarged at the
> other end of an E-mail and still be good and clear?

Certainly not as clear as the original. It may be good enough,
depending on what the recipient will be doing with it.

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