image file size increases when using Live Writer beta RRS feed

  • Question

  • hi, is there a trick or a way for the my images to retain it's original file size? I have an image that is around 18k in size but when i upload it using Live Writer it bumps up to 40k. I only used the "inherit from blog" border treatment which i think should not touch (recompress) the image. or should I use none instead?
    Sunday, January 18, 2009 1:29 AM

All replies

  • I think no matter what we will mess with the image. I know this isn't desirable, I'm sorry.
    -Brandon Turner [MSFT]
    Monday, February 9, 2009 5:46 PM
  • Well, I'm glad someone else saw this too. Why would an image file that when uploaded directly to Picasa be 67KB be 88KB using WLW? Why mess with it? I don't know about others, but I watch my image file size carefully so I don't need to purchase storage from Google Picasa- no need to rush that :). I don't get it- why do you have to mess with the file size? I usually just upload it directly and then copy the code in- WLW is supposed to make blogging easier.

    Tuesday, March 24, 2009 4:33 PM
  • I've searched around looking for some work-around for this but found nothing. JPG images are converted to PNG files and they are HUGE. It's very frustrating. I have some images going from 200k to almost 800K or even 1.2MB???!

    Having a way to set the compression on an image from the LW editor would be very nice.
    Thursday, April 16, 2009 12:52 AM
  • So, is this the final answer 'no matter what we will mess with the image'? Not sure I understand why from that comment- or like it. A why would be good. :)
    Tuesday, May 12, 2009 6:10 AM