I would like to save files in Photoshop but keep them as small as possible.
I use Save for Web (and Devices) and save as a JPEG. Here are the settings I used:
I really do not want to lower the quality settings because I use text and sometimes I see artifacts if the setting is too low.
This produces file sizes of several hundred kilobytes depending on size of image. While this isn't a huge issue these images are used for the web and smaller is better. What are techniques without reducing quality to reduce the file size?
To add some more information here:
Many of the images I use and create get sent via email. This severally limits what I can do with placing of text using HTML and CSS over the image.
Also I use a variety of fonts. Some I could use for the web using CSS's
@font-face but you can run into large file sizes and in some cases you cannot upload the font to the web legally. I could use a service like Typekit but again many fonts I use are not available with Typekit.
Here is an example image: