Reducing file size

Discussion in 'Photoshop' started by Andy, Jan 9, 2004.

  1. Andy

    Andy Guest

    How I can reduce a picture file size in Photoshop 7 so, Pixel Dimensions,
    Document Size and Resolution will be the same but the file size smaller ?
     
    Andy, Jan 9, 2004
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    Eric Gill Guest

    This is a bit like saying, "How can I reduce a mile to fit in a foot, but
    still have it be a mile long?"

    You can save it in any of the compressed formats, preferably one that
    doesn't throw away part of the image to get the compression, but if it's
    got a lot of color (like a photo), you won't see much benefit. Save it as
    JPEG and you can get small file sizes, but you throw away part of the image
    each time you save it.

    Or you can buy a new hard drive, as insanely cheap as they are now, and not
    worry about it.
     
    Eric Gill, Jan 9, 2004
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  3. Andy

    Andy Guest

    I have enough space on my hard drive, but I want to make PDF file which will
    contain about 2500 pictures (drawings) and it must be printable at minimum
    150 dpi to have a good (almost) quality. Right now I'm using Ulead
    Smartsaver to reduce a file size ( it makes 96 dpi) and than I open it back
    in Photoshop and I'm changing Document Size and Resolution to the former
    dimensions ( before Ulead job). It makes 229 KB file instead 426KB, but it
    will take weeks or months before I will finish my work. So, this is why I'm
    asking if there is an easier method to do this job in Photoshop.
     
    Andy, Jan 9, 2004
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  4. Andy

    Eric Gill Guest

    Those are very small pics. What color mode?
    The easiest method would be to not worry about your originals and apply a
    small amount of JPEG compression when Distilling your file.

    I use this all the time, to reduce sizes of printed pieces for transmission
    to printers in other states and countries. At around 6 to 1 compression, I
    cannot tell any difference in a 200 LPI job.

    This has the advantage of not changing your originals at all, and you can
    re-distill at a higher rate for proofs, or at a lower rate if you're not
    happy with the print.

    What are you using for layout?
     
    Eric Gill, Jan 9, 2004
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    Stephan Guest

    You are destroying you images!
    You need to learn about digital image files
    www.scantips.com is a good place

    Stephan
     
    Stephan, Jan 9, 2004
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    Paul Furman Guest


    Line art or fuzzy sketches? Either way check out photoshop, save-for-web
    and try GIF if it's line work. Lots of options to explore there.
     
    Paul Furman, Jan 10, 2004
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    imaginuity Guest

    by using the Australian government's software to produce our annual budget


    Steve
     
    imaginuity, Jan 11, 2004
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  8. Andy

    Andy Guest

    Thank You Eric. I tried your method and it works. It is what I was looking
    for. Thanx.
     
    Andy, Jan 11, 2004
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