jpg file size in photoshop cs

Discussion in 'Photoshop Tutorials' started by frederickson, Dec 8, 2003.

  1. frederickson

    frederickson Guest

    I was trying to make a buddy icon for aol, 50x50 pixel jpg under 7k, but
    photoshop CS was unable to do this. No matter the quality i chose it wouldnt
    go lower than 8k. So i tried in PS 6 and the file size was much smaller
    (depending on the quality chosen). what gives?
    frederickson, Dec 8, 2003
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  2. frederickson

    Chris Cox Guest

    Use SaveForWeb to get the smallest file sizes.

    And the size saved in CS probably means that you had thumbnails,
    previews, metadata, profiles, etc. included in the file. (which SFW
    doesn't include)

    Chris Cox, Dec 8, 2003
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  3. frederickson

    Bill Hilton Guest

    From: "frederickson"
    I'm using Save For Web and my thumbnail images (116x116 pixels) are usually 2K
    - 4K (most under 3K) with excellent detail. Try that instead of ImageReady (if
    that's what you're using now).

    If you want to see samples I can point you to a page of thumbnails.

    Bill Hilton, Dec 8, 2003
  4. frederickson

    Tacit Guest

    I was trying to make a buddy icon for aol, 50x50 pixel jpg under 7k, but
    You have instructed Photoshop CS to include extra information--probably a
    preview and/or a thumbnail, and possibly a color profile as well--into every
    file you save.

    Either save the file without instructing Photoshop to include this extra
    information, or use Save for Web (which does not include extra information).
    Tacit, Dec 8, 2003
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