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Old 04-09-2006, 10:35 PM   #1 (permalink)
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EVERY single photo I take is much bigger than that! How do I get them under 150K????? Is that superfine, fine, medium??? HELP!!
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Re: 150K file size limit?
Old 04-09-2006, 10:46 PM   #2 (permalink)
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There are several ways to reduce filesizes. Here's one way to do it in Photoshop:

(1) Load the image into photoshop
(2) With the CROP tool, set your widest side to 600 pixels at 72 dpi
(3) CROP the image (you can crop it full sized if you want, or less if you desire) using the above settings
(4) thump the ENTER key to execute the crop
(4.5) Now's a good time to insure that your image is using the SRGB color space as well
(5) FILE > SAVE AS > Set the image to JPG
(6) set the Image quality as Medium

By doing that, you should be able to get your images properly sized and down to a respectable file size without sacrificing any quality on the screen.
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Re: 150K file size limit?
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I have two ways. I often just use Photoshop's "Save for the Web" option off the file menu. Here is what it looks like in use with red highlights for the important choices:



You can do your pixel resize in its dialog. I usually save at a quality of 80 (very high) and resize to a maximum of 600 pixels high or a maximum of 700 pixels wide. If you go beyond those limits, people will often have to scroll to see your whole image. The other method uses a special plugin for Photoshop which does a stairstep reduction of the photo down to the target size (see above). It maintains extremely high quality for images that you want to send to the web. I then just do a Save As if I want to maintain **** data, or a Save to the Web from the File menu if that is not needed.

Here is a photo of Holley (our favorite Playboy Playmate at G1) to show the two methods. The first photo is saved using Save for Web and the second is saved using a Stairstep tool for reducing it in size ( "Web Presenter" http://rfredricksmith.com/link/?a=FredMiranda):





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