Hi. I'm not sure I'm in the appropriate forum I didn't see anything specific to rar files or file extensions in general but since I know some DVDers are very knowledgeable about rar files....here I am needing help...
I was under the impression that using winrar and archiving a .jpg photo into a .rar file would make it much smaller and therefore much faster/easier to email. ( this is what Winrar says on their website: WinRAR puts you ahead of the crowd when it comes to compression. By consistently creating smaller archives, WinRAR is often faster than the competition. http://www.win-rar.com/rarproducts.html)
so I tried it. After doing so the size of my new .rar file is just as huge as it was before . why would that be? is a .rar file extension appropriate for pictures?
I then ziped the file and yes it was much smaller.
am I doing something wrong with the compression process? I believe winrar calls it archiving..?
what is the best program to use then?
PS I will be leaving tomorrow for a week , so my apologies for not being able to read the posts during that period.