I’m using GIMP.
My attempts to reduce the file size down to something around 2 MB are patchy at best.
One image file of 39MB made it into the CAA last time. I’m scanning at 600ppi in a sometimes futile attempt to reduce moire pattern.
- Rotate to fairly orthogonal. (Gimp does not provide a handy on-image right-angle to facilitate accuracy in this.)
- Cropping to outside of cover art image to leave maximal information for later users.
3.The scans are at 600ppi
I reduce the resolution to 300ppi using GIMP.
Gimp just automatically increases the dimensions of the image when I do this. So the file size remains the same.
Can anyone offer cookbook/recipe instructions on how to shrink the size of the exported PNG file when using GIMP?
And no I wont be doing anything else, like output to jpeg, color balancing, use ImageMagik, use the command line, etc, etc, etc. If you like doing that sort of thing email me and I’ll look at posting my cover art to you for only a minimal charge.
Whip waving and stern voice can be arranged but do cost much more.
I’m thinking this should be quick and easy. If it isn’t then I’ve got other things to do.