Extra Newbie Question - Help with image file sizes and resizing

Discussion in 'Photoshop Tutorials' started by Squiddy, Oct 15, 2003.

  1. Squiddy

    Squiddy Guest

    Hi folks,
    I'm trying to take an image with a file size of 10KB that is 300 by
    200 pixels and shrink it down to 80 by 53 pixels. When I do this, the
    image file size jumps up to 13KB. What the heck? Is there any way to
    reduce the final file size of the image?
    Thank you much!



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    Squiddy, Oct 15, 2003
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  2. Hi Squiddy,

    The issue you are facing here is not image size, but the amount of
    compression on the image (if you are talking abou a JPG file)

    When saving, PS should ask you about the level of compression you want to
    save it to. Unfortunately the default is not the current compression level
    for the open image, but the last compression setting you used.

    Note: higher compression = lesser quality image.

    HTH

    Adrian
     
    Adrian McKenna, Oct 15, 2003
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  3. Squiddy

    Tacit Guest

    I'm trying to take an image with a file size of 10KB that is 300 by
    A file size of 10K in what format? TIFF? JPEG? Some image formats, such as
    JPEG, are compressed. You need to specify the amount of compression; the
    easiest way to do this is to use Save for Web.
    If the image is a JPEG, this may be because you have not told Photoshop how
    much to compress the image. You may also be instructing Photoshop to include an
    image preview or a color profile. Either one will increase the file size.
     
    Tacit, Oct 15, 2003
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  4. Squiddy

    Squiddy Guest

    Thank you both. I was going for a jpeg, and I used the save for web
    option. I managed to get the image down to 2K, and it still looks
    great.
    Thank again :)


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    Putting Trolls where they belong since 1988
     
    Squiddy, Oct 16, 2003
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