How do I decrease the file size of photos? A 5 mb photo down to 1 mb?

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Drew asks:

I want to submit a photo of mine to a magazine, but it says that the file must be 1 mb or less. How do I do this?

Best answer:

Answer by selina_555
Image editors let you do that (Photoshop, Elements, Gimp). You can also use free websites such a picnik.com, but usually they don’t do such a good job of it.
What about the dimensions? If you need to make it a bit smaller, too, then you won’t have to compress quite so much, i.e. you won’t damage the quality as much.

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