November 26th, 2003, 10:37 AM
IMAGE SIZES, sizes
I am relly having trouble with image file sizes and refining the pictures themselves to smaller sizes. These images were scanned by my buddy who was on vacation and I am trying to get them on our family website. Can some one please give me some hints on what I can do to these images to achive smaller file size? I tried to reduce their physical size and another trick from "Down and Dirty" where you change the mode to indexed mode and then back to RGB but instead the size increases. What are the few things I can do to these pics for better looks. Here below is one of the images(attached). Thank you guys!
November 26th, 2003, 02:03 PM
WOW! RAD PIC!
File ---> Save For Web...
Then play with the settings there..
Hope that helps...
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November 26th, 2003, 04:17 PM
Hey cliffhanger9, how can I improve on the outlook of that image?
Also, I have tried save for the web and guess what I still come with 86K and yet I cut it to 480 by 680. I am not sure though what I can try to manipulate in for the web to reduce the size a little more. There is a trick in the book Down and Dirty of PS where you turn into indexex mode and change it back to RGB but instead it increases the size. Please if you can be kind enough to advise more. I thank you.
November 27th, 2003, 01:02 AM
What do you mean by smaller size. Do you mean smaller physically, or file size smaller?
November 27th, 2003, 01:11 AM
Here is the picture the same size but much smaller in file size.
Your's was 47kb and the one I linked to is 19kb
November 27th, 2003, 01:24 AM
For size I was referring to file size. Thanks for trimming it down. Can you tell me the step that you followed to get it to that size please ( I will need that info for other pics and for future use).
There might be something I am doing wrong or something I am not doing; mine is actually over 80K after working on it! Is that pic ever gonna be brighter, I am getting frustrated with it. Thanks for your help.
November 27th, 2003, 01:43 AM
When you save a file, a box will pop up with a slide scale where you adjust the quality from 1 to 12. I saved that at 2.
The lower the number, the smaller the file size.
November 27th, 2003, 10:28 AM
Yeah you are absolutely right, I played with switching from GIF to JPEG and there was a slight reduction in file size. And what of that dark color and scratches. they are killing my eyes looking at that photo. Again, thanks and I hope you're having a fun Thanksgiving.
Last edited by donnwar; November 27th, 2003 at 10:33 AM.
November 27th, 2003, 08:25 PM
You can also use the "save for web" option and see just how much you are restructuring the saved image, both in size and resolution. When you get the file size you want saved re-open it and chenge sharpness / contrast settings if needed.
Hope this helps?
November 27th, 2003, 10:58 PM
I have gained much from your advice. Atleast I am getting reasonable sizes. I had not tried the sharpness thing though. Thanks you all