This is a setting that will considerably reduce the size of a Lotus Notes message by compressing the images pasted into a document.
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SPR# TOHA673FH2 - Setting the notes.ini variable, "OptimizeImagePasteSize=1", converts all bitmaps and metafiles to .gif files when pasted into a document. Without this setting, bitmaps and metafiles take up a large amount of space causing the size of documents to be larger then necessary.
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In releases prior to 8.5, there is no UI equivalent. Beginning with release 8.5, you can set a Basic Notes Client Configuration preference instead of using a notes.ini setting. Under Additional options, check Compress images pasted into documents.