Originally Posted by rcbjr
Yes that is correct, .jpg files use a different compression algorithm than png files and will always be larger for the same settings. That is why you need to save them yourself and play with the settings such as color and other variables. If you have to use MSPaint, try reducing the number of colors, it will degrade the image slightly but usually reduces the size without too much loss of quality. As Kontiki stated Photoshop Save for Web function allows you to control the file size for .png files.
Hope this helps.
I guess I need an education on publishing.
I don't have Photoshop, so I'm behind the 8 ball.
I reselected my original jpg photo of 800 x 600 which is 44KB.
Using MS Photo Editor, I resized it to 240 x 160 and saved as .png The file size was 96KB. The same 240 x 160 saved as a jpg is 16KB.
I'm well under the 60KB limit but apparently the photo files need to be .png?
I will have to see if I can borrow a copy of Photo SHop.
I do have Roxio Easy Media Creator 7 which includes Photo Suite 7. I've never used it, I just have not had a reason to manipulate photos in a manner that MS Paint or MS Photo Editor can't handle.
Thanks for all your feedback - Much appreciated.