I use a 10MP digital camera and it used to take forever to load pictures into my report (Palm-Tec). I found an image resizing tool that takes my picture files from 4,000k down to 40k. The best part of it is that it’s free.
I don’t know why Microsoft doesn’t include it with Windows because they offer it for free from their site. It is one of the PowerToys and here’s the link:
I’m sure that they have one for Vista too, but it’s too buggy, unstable, and costly to upgrade my rig for something that looks even more cartoonish than XP.