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How do I compress file sizes in Photoshop.
funktacular at 10:11AM, Oct. 13, 2006
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Hello, trying to start a web-comic up and this place came highly reccomended.

Just one question. I can't get any of my image sizes below 700K. I have tried going to save for the web, jpg and quality as low as 0 but I can't get my images below 500K to let me post them.

Any advice?
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skoolmunkee at 3:03PM, Oct. 13, 2006
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A full sized jpg (500 wide by 700 tall maybe) should never be more than 200 kb… or 100 kb if it's black and white.

Are you sure your image size dimensions are good, or is adobe shrinking the image to fit your screen and it's really 2000x3000?

Also, are you trying to save as gif or jpg? It sounds like jpg. Could you perhaps post a tiny example of the file you're trying to save? :) Or even a huge one on imagesocket or something…
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Hawk at 2:14PM, Oct. 14, 2006
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“Save for Web” autmatically formats your picture as either a GIF or a PNG, both of which can get huge at higher sizes.

If you simply save as a JPG, it should let you choose the level of compression. I think usually 7 or 8 is very web-friendly. But if your quality is at 0 and the file size is still huge, then it's probably just a humongous picture. TOO humongous. Skoolmunkee's right about 500 or so being a good general width for your images. My pages are 600x830 pixels.
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funktacular at 5:43AM, Oct. 16, 2006
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skoolmunkee
A full sized jpg (500 wide by 700 tall maybe) should never be more than 200 kb… or 100 kb if it's black and white.

Are you sure your image size dimensions are good, or is adobe shrinking the image to fit your screen and it's really 2000x3000?


After a couple of weeks of this problem I made this post and then almost immediately afterwards I actually figured out for myself that this is what's happenning. I feel like a massive idiot.

Thanks for the help anyway though guys seems like this is a really helpful and friendly. I should have something to show everyone by the end of the week once I activate my account and re-size all the pages I already lettered.


Actually while I'm asking for advice, photoshop seems tp make cutting and pasting unually dificult. What's the eaiest way to do the following thing.

1. cut a section of an image from one file

2. transfer it to a different file (which already has an existing background)

3. resize the image

one would think that a photoshop would have something as simple as paint, draw a box, cut the box, resize the box by dragging the mouse but it doesn't seem to. Any advise.
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skoolmunkee at 12:24PM, Oct. 16, 2006
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Well, you can easily cut and paste bits of image between files. Make sure you're using the layers.

If you want to resize stuff using a box you can drag around, make sure the thing you want to resize is on its own layet. Then go to Edit -> Transform -> Scale


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Dynamic at 8:33PM, Oct. 16, 2006
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make sure your computer isn't automatically checking the animate option, and make sure it's all one layer to start with…
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