Converting jpegs for my Sansa Fuze player

I have had this player for months [using it for audible books].

I am away from home with a small netbook. I do not have the software that came with the device.

I tried to load some photos [in jpg format] from my hard drive onto the Sansa. I get an error message saying that the files are not compatible with the player. I tried compressing them and some of the pictures became viewable on the device, but most did not.

Any suggestions on how to concert the pictures so that they are viewable?

I can down load a utility from the web, but do not have the media converter that came with the player?

Should I rotate portrait images so that they take up more of the screen [leaning sideways]?

Thanks for any help you can offer.

Make copies of your photos that are .JPG and smaller than 1024x768 using any photo editing software.

Here’s one of the best image editing software packages in the world: I have several

http://www.irfanview.com/

be sure to get the full set of plugins. This thing can create slideshows and screensavers convert filetypes, resize/resample and do things that enhance images the list of which is too long to get into here but I’ve used it to salvage badly miscolored images. The RGB color enhance, brightness, contrast, gamma and saturation are all on one console If you can have only one image editor, this is the one to have

After that there are 3 items to get depending on what media player you are using

video4fuze also converts images for use with a Fuze but I have not tried that function

Things you will want

the free (non-commercial version of NCH Prism video converter

Sansa Media Converter

The  free (older) version of Corel-Ulead’s GIFAnimator an absurdly easy to use anigif creator

Sure, you can get all those image-editing goodies. But even  boring old Microsoft Paint will resize a .jpg.

True, but resampling (which exists on a number of image editors) prevents or lessens image distortion at higher factors of expansion or shrinkage of image size. IrfanView can resize or resize and resample

The strenth of Paint is image creation. I would like to know if there is a way to “get under the hood” with Paint for things like preferences, etc

@spacepatroller wrote:
Here’s one of the best image editing software packages in the world: I have several
 
http://www.irfanview.com/ 
be sure to get the full set of plugins. This thing can create slideshows and screensavers convert filetypes, resize/resample and do things that enhance images the list of which is too long to get into here but I’ve used it to salvage badly miscolored images. The RGB color enhance, brightness, contrast, gamma and saturation are all on one console If you can have only one image editor, this is the one to have

Seconded.  It will even do batch conversions, so you can have Irfanview do most of the hard work automatically, including sending the results (processed copies, leaving the originals) direct to your Fuze (asuming it is in MSC mode)… leaving you to hand process the odd one that needs improving

Could you explain the doing of that? I don’t understand MSC or how you would have to set IView since I understand that Fuze will take only certain kinds of JPEG’s. I was aware of batch convert and Save As/ to; but right to the Fuze?

Thankx.

Now what would be sweet is if Fuze could run anigif’s that way you could use the screen for a lightshow by using high-speed anigif’s. unless you can run a slidesow at 24+ frames/sec or better while playing music