If you dont have specialist image editing software like photoshop (or the knowledge to use it if you only downloaded a copy last week), here's an effective and VERY SIMPLE method that will quickly turn giant files into mini files. mini image files load faster on your website and help to bring more google love to you in the serps as well as keeping visitors who might have been tempted to hit the BACK button when they got bored waiting for the page to load. so lets get started - ive got a 1.37mb image that i'd like to post to my website but by following this method first, im able to reduce the image file size to 90kb. [a] SOFTWARE REQUIRED: - OutLook Express / Windows Mail / or Similar STEP-BY-STEP PROCESS: 1. open the email client from [a] 2. i go to the folder containing my image and create a new folder called 'website images' 3. go back to my target image and right click on it 4. from the drop down menu, move my cursor over 'SEND TO' which produces a drop down menu 5. on that drop down menu, i click on 'MAIL RECIPIENT' 6. in the newly opened dialogue box (called ATTACH FILES), im presented with 5 options: - smaller size: 90.0kb - small size: 140kb - medium size: 230kb - large size: 384kb - original size: 1.37mb 7. i click on SMALLER SIZE, then click the 'ATTACH' button on the same dialogue box 8. a new message opens up in your email client (see [a] ) with your image saved as an attachment 9. click once on the attachment in the email, drag and drop it into the new folder you created (website images) 10. BINGO! ive just created a 90kb version of my 1.3mb image - file size reduced by 93.5% Im not a mac user, so i dont know if this method works the same way on there (but why not try it out for yourself?). as for the rest of us mere mortal WINDOWS users & especially for the newbs on bhw, this is a simple solution to what is frequently a tricky and frustrating problem.