Paste images as "Device Independent Bitmap" by default 
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: Slawek Rogulski9372 30 Nov 2007
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Ben Langhinrichs pointed out that there is some notes.ini magic to solve this.
The magic line:
Explanation on Andre Guirard's blog (Andre's very first post)
Original idea:
When I paste images into a rich text field, by default, they are pasted as bitmaps. I can choose to paste them as deveice independent bitmaps (via Paste Special)..., which hugely (by an order of magnitude sometimes) redues the size of the pasted image. So why not default to the more space efficient encoding?

1) Ben Langhinrichs7382 (30 Nov 2007)
Three points to make here. The first is that device independent bitmaps are certainly not always smaller. The second is that you should normally "import" images rather than pasting them, thus allowing Notes to use the native format for GIF and JPEG images, for example. The third is that there is a NOTES.INI setting to allow all pasted images to be saved as GIF, which really does make a huge difference in stored space, but is a more portable format (ironically) than device independent bitmaps.
2) Charles Robinson8913 (30 Nov 2007)
"The third is that there is a NOTES.INI setting to allow all pasted images to be saved as GIF."

This is the first time I've ever heard that, and a quick look through didn't turn up anything. Could you share the magic? :-) I'd love to push that out via policy.
3) Ben Langhinrichs7382 (30 Nov 2007)
The NOTES.INI variable is document at this { Link } and should be set as

I should warn you that I have not used it myself.

4) Slawek Rogulski9372 (30 Nov 2007)
I have had a quick play with it using Notes 7.0.2 on WinXp and did not see much difference in the sizes of pasted images.
I did see clear differences in size when using paste special ... \ device independent bitmap on w2k.


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