JPEG Compression



bobgatz
07-09-2005, 09:34 PM
How do I change the default jpeg compression when taking a picture from a DV
frame in Moviemaker? I would like to retain the DV quality of the saved
xxx.jpg file instead of the high compression that Moviemaker applies.

PapaJohn \(MVP\)
07-09-2005, 09:34 PM
I don't think you can.
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"bobgatz" <bobgatz@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
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> How do I change the default jpeg compression when taking a picture from a
> DV
> frame in Moviemaker? I would like to retain the DV quality of the saved
> xxx.jpg file instead of the high compression that Moviemaker applies.

Rehan
07-09-2005, 09:34 PM
bobgatz wrote:
> How do I change the default jpeg compression when taking a picture from a DV
> frame in Moviemaker? I would like to retain the DV quality of the saved
> xxx.jpg file instead of the high compression that Moviemaker applies.

Use Media Player Classic to play the clip and take the snapshot
(File->Save Image) in lossless BMP format.

http://www.divx-digest.com/software/media_player_classic.html
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bobgatz
07-09-2005, 09:34 PM
Thanks Rehan. It would be easier if the pcture save routine prompted for the
compression setting, but this is a work-around.

"Rehan" wrote:

> bobgatz wrote:
> > How do I change the default jpeg compression when taking a picture from a DV
> > frame in Moviemaker? I would like to retain the DV quality of the saved
> > xxx.jpg file instead of the high compression that Moviemaker applies.
>
> Use Media Player Classic to play the clip and take the snapshot
> (File->Save Image) in lossless BMP format.
>
> http://www.divx-digest.com/software/media_player_classic.html
> --
> Rehan
> MS MVP (Digital Media)
> www.rehanfx.org -- get effects & transitions for MM2
>

Al
07-09-2005, 09:35 PM
I suggest U to enlarge the view (full screen option in the movie maker
programm), then capture the screen by mens of the windows capture screen
combination keys (ctrl+shift+print).
The picture will be saved in the windows clipboard. Working in a multitask
mode with a image processing program (like the freeware irfanview for
example), paste the clipboard in that program and choose the preferred file
type in the file saving options. In JPG U will have the compression level
option too.
It work very well.
Al

"bobgatz" wrote:

> How do I change the default jpeg compression when taking a picture from a DV
> frame in Moviemaker? I would like to retain the DV quality of the saved
> xxx.jpg file instead of the high compression that Moviemaker applies.


JPEG Compression