- Ten FamilyRoots pictures sent as an e-mail attachment using Outlook Express
6 would show for other OE 6 users as ten small JPG files attached to a short
text message show pictures below the e-mail. "Save attachments" allows
pictures to be saved with one click in a selected folder on the hard drive.
Some Internet services do not allow the transfer of sets of pictures or
attachments over a certain size.
This morning, I found a news site with a series of 14 maps as a
timeline-style slide show. Text and additional pictures were included to the
right of each small map. That kind of feature would be great for a family
history "book" copied to CD-ROM or a web page. Much easier than a single PDF
map that required zooming in to read locations and scrolling to see parts of
a larger image. Better than double clicking each thumbnail to see a larger
copy of a picture with no caption.
IrfanView from Europe is a small program just under 800 kb that allows
pictures to be resized. It isn't needed if a person is using a good image
editing program. Windows XP has a built in slide show option. Fewer add-on
programs are needed if a person has a recent computer and one good software
program for each purpose. I switched from Corel PhotoPaint to Paint Shop Pro
in 1996 and depend on the features like the easy option for selection of JPG
Each person needs to make the best use of existing equipment for a family
history project and the Internet. Sometimes it isn't practical to upgrade
old equipment or buy expensive updates for programs that came with a
computer, scanner or camera. I felt completely helpless looking at the
scanning and image editing software used for the scanning table
demonstration on October 26.
Images need to be planned for specific uses. There are discussions in my
other mailing lists this week about suitable size of images for web pages
and family books. One fellow had images that showed 3/4 of each picture with
commonly used settings. He didn't know there was a problem for most visitors
because he uses an expensive large screen and a fit to screen option. Does
he want visitors to see a person without feet or without a head on the site
about safety equipment?
----- Original Message -----
From: "Larry McCool"
> I have been saving "picture" type messages into a temp-pic file and then
> working with them with IrfanView.
> This program, I believe is downloadable but from where I am not sure. My
> got it for me. It's quite simple to use, ( like good for an old man) and
> also sets up a slideshow in more than one size.