Ann, hmmm... I did do that I resized (control R) and then saved it as a different named pic(s), I always use keyboard commands, so fast. When I saved as, the size came out as 800 kb, I am going to fool around with pics more and see if I can resize them even smaller. When I used to use Image resizer (MS power toys), it would resize down to about 47 kb, so I think that I am still doing something wrong with Irfanview. But, I'll work a little harder.
I think that I am going to try VSO image resizer like Mick suggested, I'll check out that program for resizing and see.
The higher quality of picture that you were speaking about with Irfanview compared to MS image resizer, in my own use, would not be of any worry to me because the only thing I do with resized images is embedd them into this forum, so I think that the quality is sufficient for here. Anyways, gonna check things out.
A weird thing with Irfanview I see is that when I open a picture in this program the picture opens highly magnified and each picture I have to click the button to decrease the size. It is amazing how these programs can zoom into pictures like they do. Any ideas why Irfanview pictures open up so zoomed? Have a great day best of our life. Cindi