How do i reduce file size of photo?.....

Discussion in 'Photoshop' started by jsmith, Jan 5, 2005.

  1. jsmith

    jsmith Guest

    I took some fireworks pics (thanks for the tips guys & gals).
    But now each pic is 14 mb in size!.
    How do i reduce the size down to about 500kb for emailing?
    Thanks in advance.
    jsmith, Jan 5, 2005
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  2. jsmith

    Peadge Guest

    Open one up in Photoshop.
    Resize (Image > Image Size), being sure to check the boxes for Constrain
    Proportions and Resample Image (Bicubic or Bicubic Smoother (CS only).
    Change Resolution to 72
    Change Pixel Dimension width to 700.
    Click OK.

    700 pixels wide should fit just fine on most monitors.

    Resizing and resampling images often ends up with the new image being
    slightly blurry. Unsharp Mask will fix that right up. Go to Filter > Sharpen
    threshold 0 levels. Click OK.

    Now go to File > Save For Web. Save as a JPG and slide the quality adjustor
    to suit your needs, viewing quality while keeping an eye on the changing
    file size at the bottom.

    It's now prepped and ready for e-mailing!

    I want one!

    Peadge :)
    Peadge, Jan 5, 2005
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  3. jsmith

    jsmith Guest

    Under File there is no file>"save for web"...?
    jsmith, Jan 5, 2005
  4. jsmith

    jsmith Guest

    I can send you the pic I am trying to reduce to a email, but I think the
    lowest size I can get it down to is 2 mb.
    I just got the program for Christmas and i plan to get a good reference book
    Would you be willing to give it a try?
    jsmith, Jan 5, 2005
  5. jsmith

    Peadge Guest

    Sure send me a copy. I doubt my mail server will allow a 14 MB file, but the
    2 MB should work.

    Peadge :)
    Peadge, Jan 5, 2005
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