I have a Sony Cybershot 5.1 and cannot find my manual. I want to change the image size so that photos are around 5MB each. I need to do this before I take the shot not resize after the photo is taken. Any idea how to do this??
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Image size: Press the FUNC/SET button. Use cursor-up/down to select the current image size at the lower-left corner. Use cursor-right/left to select the desired size and press FUNC/SET.
File size (compression): Same as above, except choose the item just above the image size.
Full instructions are in the "Changing the Recording Pixels/Compression (Still images)" section of the manual (page 57 in my copy). If you need a manual, you can download one from the manufacturer's web site at
You can change the record mode in the camera to shoot at a lower image size of 640X480 by changing from HQ to SQ mode. Page 72 of the instruction manual explains how to change the record mode setting. You can also use photo editing software to reduce the image size down to 640X480 which is equivalent to the size of a 3X5 photo.
Check the options carefully, and read the manual.If you don't have a manual, they are free for the download at Sony. Look for you camera under support/downloads. Some cameras only allow date and time stamp to be in certain resolution settings. It will not show up in other photo size settings.
I'm getting around the problem by using Windows or Nero print options to get the photo as near to the size I need. It would be good if I could print photo's from Photo studio though much simpler and less time consuming.
it gives you the options of auto, scene, program, and movie. if you are using program, then you can choose the ISO, i believe ISO 400 is the the highest it will go, and the higher the ISO the fuzzier the picture looks. higher ISO works best at night. try changing it to auto.
When sending photos as e-mail attachments, the image (file) size should not be too large. Use the included image viewing program called Image Expert to save photos in reduced size. For instructions on installing Image Expert, see "Installing the image viewing program" on page 42 of the Instruction Manual.
1. Launch Image Expert.
2. Choose "Open Image" from the "File" menu.
3. Specify the image you want to reduce, then click "Open".
If the camera is connected using the USB cable, it is displayed as a removable disc. images on the camera can be opened directly by specifying the remove-able disc.
4. Click on "Change Size" in the "Image" menu.
5. Input values at "Width" and "Height", then click "OK". If "Keep Aspect Ratio" is checked, the size is changed without changing the image’s vertical:horizontal ratio.
6. The image is displayed at its new size.
7. Click on "Save As" in the "File" menu to save the image with the new size.