This is an excellent tool!
One question, I want to use greenshot to paste regions of a screenshot into emails (using Outlook). This works fine, but when I interrogate the size of the pasted image, it's 1.4 Megabytes in size. If I save the image to JPG file, it's 100 Kilobytes in size.
Is there any way to reduce the size of a pasted image for this purpose?
Sorry for leaving this unanswered for such a long time...
Currently, the image is copied to the clipboard as bitmap, losless.
I think it should be possible to copy it using JPEG compression.
We will evaluate this and eventually add an option in the settings dialog.
Thanks a lot :)
Currently, I capture with Greenshot, add my elipses, etc.
Then copy to the clipboard,
Then paste into IrfanView, where I reduce the color depth,
Then copy back to the clipboard,
Then paste into my MS Outlook Email.
If you had the reduce color depth feature, I could just eliminate a couple of steps.
Hi. I also like Greenshot very much. Using Version 0.8.0 Build 0627. Going back to the original post in this thread (from 2007), I have the same issue. If I take a screen shot, hit copy in the Greenshot screen, and then paste it directly into my outlook email, the attachment is 1MB. However if I save the same screen shot, then attach it to my email, it's only 25kb.
Can anyone help explain what is happening, and more importantly, is there a way that my 'direct paste' can be under 100kb?
Hello, are there any upgrades or workarounds available regarding this topic?
One additional information: This annoying issue only occurs if you are using RTF as mail format in Outlook 2010.
Actually is pasting a bad thing, most of the time. For this reason I created the Office export functions, with the outlook export most issues should be gone.
Rich-Text is bad, pasted jpg and png images are changed to uncompressed BMP which makes the email huge!
For now use HTML, I will check if other formats work better so Greenshot will use the optimal format depending on the email format.
Still, don't use the clipboard!