Questions about the size of a file in bytes, and about optimizing that size. Typically, optimizing involves getting the file to be as small as possible without losing (significant) quality.

learn more… | top users | synonyms

0
votes
1answer
33 views

Best way to produce PDF files containing CMYK images

I've wrote a program that uses iTextSharp to produce PDF files. I'm currently producing PDF files used solely for print (personnal and professional) that contain CMYK images. The source images are ...
1
vote
1answer
66 views

How to achieve this file size for a JPEG with these constraints?

Is it possible to have a photo file meeting the following specifications (as required in India by NSDL for filing new PAN): Accepted format: JPEG, 200 DPI, Color and Dimension should be 3.5X2.5cm, ...
1
vote
1answer
47 views

Photoshop: “Save for Web -> Done -> Save” results in different file size than “Save for Web -> Save…”

I have a large number of PNG images that are organized in some specific directories and subdirectories, like this: 0 0 0.png 1 0 0.png 1.png 1 0.png 1.png , etc. The problem ...
0
votes
1answer
37 views

How to save editing data in Photoshop without having to save the whole image data inside a psd file?

Is there a way to save the editing steps you do to an image inside Photoshop, while keeping a link to the original image? The way I envision it is being able to save a file alongside (not necessarily,...
1
vote
2answers
44 views

Why are there significant differences in file sizes despite the same format and approximate pixel counts?

I'm not entirely sure this is the right community for this question but it doesn't seem to fit anywhere else. I also don't see any similar questions. Image one, image two. I've included the DropBox ...
0
votes
2answers
77 views

Image size for a responsive photo site

I'm working on a Web design for a responsive website for a photographer. Client would like the site to work well on mobile, tablet and desktop. The site would have: homepage with a few images ...
0
votes
0answers
8 views

Specs and DPI on board 10'Hx16'W [duplicate]

Just trying to see what the best specs would be for a board that is 10'Hx16'W or better yet what is the equation to finding out this when the size is different. It will be for printing and I don't ...
1
vote
0answers
22 views

Target what svg compressor option messes up file for sketch 3

I am using https://jakearchibald.github.io/svgomg to compress my svg image, its pretty good at what it does, but after running image through it, sketch 3 messes it up and it looks like this: Where ...
1
vote
1answer
37 views

Why do Illustrator files end up larger than InDesign files?

I just got some labels from a contractor, and they were designed in Illustrator. I started working exclusively in InDesign last year because I noticed the files sizes seem to be smaller and large ...
0
votes
0answers
22 views

Optimizing pictures' size

I have a 1200x640 .png exported from a .ps file, I am gonna use it for my website background, but its size is too big, 1.1MB. I went to image optimizer and got a 313k output. Putting them together, ...
1
vote
3answers
93 views

Reduce size of image without reducing quality

Reason for asking this question : I have collection of images (.png) of about 1000+ in my Application Bundle. Which taking alot of space while deploying the application on a device. PS : I would ...
1
vote
0answers
44 views

Image for yearbook cover too big to upload

I'm using a new yearbook design software this year which is all web-based. I'm trying to upload a vector image for the cover but it's too big. I saved it as a jpg and tif with a transparent ...
1
vote
1answer
36 views

Why is Preview app bloating image file size? [duplicate]

A client sent me a 420 KB photo, saying the file size was too low for a web form with a minimum requirement of 1 MB. I opened it in Preview app, chose File > Export… and the JPEG quality slider was ...
6
votes
5answers
4k views

Why does a GIF increase in size when I add a logo although number of colors stays the same?

I have an animated GIF that's about 2 MB large. When I open it in Photoshop CS 5, add a layer with a logo, then save it for web, its suddenly 4 MB large. Why? There aren't more colors or anything, so ...
0
votes
1answer
72 views

Is it possible to print designs with huge resolution?

I have a question what that nobody seems to know the answer to. I have to make small stickers with ingredients lists (100mmx50mm), i know i should use illustrator but all i have is photoshop. The ...
0
votes
1answer
64 views

Use Multiple Versions of Same Linked Smart Object Without Increase in File Size?

If I create an empty .psd and save it, it is 461 KB. Let's say I have a jpeg that is 20.2 MB. If I add it as a linked smart object, the .psd filesize jumps to 124MB. I don't really understand why the ...
0
votes
0answers
30 views

Photoshop file size in relation to print size [duplicate]

If I am creating a fabric design for a digital print that will be printed at 50cm x 50cm, what size, resolution do I make my image? I have been setting at 50cm x 50cm, 300 ppi. However when I save my ...
1
vote
2answers
127 views

Why are pixels not the same from Photoshop to Illustrator? [duplicate]

I'm so confused! I'm sure I'm missing something very simple. But when I create a new file in Photoshop that 320x240px at 300ppi then save that out as a JPEG and try to place onto an Illustrator ...
4
votes
1answer
179 views

What is the easiest way to reduce the file size of a TIFF without losing too much of the image's quality?

I have a few high res TIFF files I'd like to reduce in size as they are currently around 20 MB, but need to get them down to no more than 10 MB so I can upload them to a website. Is there a way I can ...
1
vote
4answers
152 views

How to reduce image file size more?

I have to process a lot of pictures for a website. The smaller the better but the quality has to stay good. Now I know that image file sizes differ depending on the dimension, colors, meta data... But ...
1
vote
1answer
95 views

Can I make these very large Illustrator files smaller? Can linked files be increasing the size?

I've been creating art for some very large wall graphics (approx. 23'x10') in Illustrator CC. I've been cutting the walls into 5 sections, creating separate files and laying out the art at half size ...
1
vote
1answer
68 views

Very small file size PDF's from InDesign, am I doing something wrong?

I am creating a 12 page booklet, 120 x 180mm. All pages are text only except for the front cover which includes a PSD background and a Illustrator vector logo. When I export using the press quality ...
-3
votes
1answer
55 views

Trying to save an Illustrator document to a 20K GIF/JPG

I need the file to be exactly 20K. When I save it as JPG, the smallest I can get it is 32K. When I save it to Web, the largest I can get it 2K...is there an in between or a way to save it exactly that ...
0
votes
1answer
49 views

12.5mb jpeg + 2 adjustment layers being saved as a 117mb psd

Ive got a 12.5mb photo. Ive imported it into Photoshop as a smart object then placed 2 adjustment layers on top of it : brightness / contrast + Vibrance. When i go to save the photoshop file the ...
1
vote
2answers
48 views

Hi-res, low file size scans?

I often get pdfs from engineering firms that are only 80 or 90 MBs and can contain up to 24 sheets of 36" x 24" drawings and they will print out very sharp. But when I scan 1 drawing in Photoshop and ...
1
vote
1answer
502 views

Image Size / Resolution for printing a Rollup

I need to create a design for a rollup that will be 2000mm X 850mm. The place we're printing at has an info sheet, which only says the file should be 150dpi. When trying to create a file to design ...
1
vote
2answers
309 views

document size in Photoshop vs Illustrator

So I am designing an A2 format poster for print... I am much more used to working in Photoshop, so I design almost everything there and just import the .psd to Illustrator afterwards and add text. ...
1
vote
3answers
1k views

Svg file size more than a png image

I have two files with same dimensions and I want to save my vector file to web SVG. Problem is that this file size is more than generate the same file to PNG for web. I think that I'm exporting ...
5
votes
3answers
461 views

Huge Illustrator file after using 3D effect to generate a sphere

I have made a crystal structure for my thesis in illustrator. I used a half circle to generate nice spheres using Illustrator's 3D effect: Now the problem is that the filesize is huge: 40MB when ...
1
vote
1answer
91 views

Font outlines for svg file with the smallest size?

I noticed that when turning a image with many texts into svg file, it'd be larger than its png file. The strokes of the outlines, which are part of font before we turning it into outlines, takes the ...
0
votes
1answer
293 views

How to preserve image quality with reduced size in Adobe Photoshop PDF output [duplicate]

i'm a newbie in photoshop and i want to create a PDF output from my PSD file , the problem is when i set best settings in save as PDF i get a very good quality but the file is a little big about 8MB ...
0
votes
6answers
317 views

How to transfer large design files and images via internet [closed]

I need to transfer a .psd file that contains different layers online. It's too large for gmail and will take to long to send via physical mail. What are some ways I can send these files?
0
votes
1answer
975 views

Reduce BMP file size without losing quality

The input file format is BMP. The required output format is BMP. I do not want a reduction of size or quality, but I want to reduce the file size. How is it possible?
0
votes
2answers
154 views

Trimming vectors in Photoshop

Is there any way to erase or trim the hidden portions of a vector in Photoshop? It's easy to do with raster graphics - select the layer, select the part of the image outside of the canvas, and delete ...
0
votes
2answers
999 views

Corel draw exporting tiff

I have a corel draw file that im trying to export to TIFF with 150 dpi, but the TIFF files doesnt stay with the size I want. the size after the exporting changes.
3
votes
1answer
133 views

Selectively Optimizing the Background Image in PDF File

I am trying to create a PDF document that includes many images. All of them are on the foreground except one, which is a monochromatic background and spans the whole document area. I found that ...
1
vote
1answer
271 views

Export a PSD to compressed and transparent TIF files with only one layer

I have several packshot images inside a group (with a mask to have a transparent background) and a shadow layer at the bottom. Is there any way to export all images in TIF files with only one layer ...
0
votes
2answers
135 views

EPS files exported by Illustrator are ca. 2 MB while SVG version is 30 kB

I worked on a couple of vector images in Illustrator CC, and saved them both as EPS and SVG. For some reason, the EPS files are around 2 MB and the SVG files are around 30 kB. It is the same exact ...
2
votes
2answers
71 views

Can I salvage a 5GB Illustrator file made up of all raster images?

I have a single Illustrator file that's about 5GB big. It's a composite of hundreds of 2-5 megapixel camera images that we imported over time. The file will not open on my computer anymore and I ...
3
votes
1answer
322 views

When resaving JPEGs, the file size increases, but the quality is not changed – why?

I was experimenting with JPEG quality loss upon resaving and noticed that not only (even after four resaves) did the quality not degrade (down to pixel level), but the file sizes actually increased by ...
1
vote
1answer
678 views

What image type and resolution is ideal for a logo inside of a Android Mobile Application?

I have a png of a logo I am trying to import into my Android Application. However, it is looking extremely pixelated when I import it into my mobile app. The image is 538px by 113 px with a resolution ...
1
vote
1answer
257 views

Resize embedded images in Illustrator

Hello I have received an illustrator file from a graphic designer which is nearly a gigabyte large. It has a lot of high resolution tiff files embedded which are overkill for the needed quality, and ...
3
votes
3answers
1k views

Why is my .pdf so much larger in file size than the InDesign file I created it from?

I have a 17MB InDesign file. Not a huge file size for a 40 page booklet. When I convert it to a pdf it blows out to 70MB! Usually the file size is reduced when saved to a pdf. I can't figure this one ...
0
votes
1answer
81 views

Print Shop telling me file size is too big?

I work for a company that needed a 44x10ft banner to be printed through a print shop that was local. As "conscientious" as I was about file size. (using vectors, flattening images and going down to 1/...
2
votes
1answer
1k views

Why does a JPEGs file size increase after cropping and saving for web in Photoshop?

When I save my image for the web in Adobe Photoshop, the produced jpeg is larger than the original jpeg file. The only alteration done to the image is cropping. How is this possible? I am saving the ...
7
votes
5answers
4k views

How to optimize images to improve pagespeeds / webpage loading times?

This is almost a StackOverflow question, however it's completely related to Photoshop and other tools. With every Pagespeed test I do for all my website I get the comment "Optimize images by lossless ...
2
votes
1answer
265 views

Can I search inside my indesign document for the largest files/objects?

I have an indesign file that's larger than needed. Is there a way for me to "scan" the document to find out exactly what files/objects are taking up most of the file space?
28
votes
6answers
11k views

Can I reduce the file size of an SVG to be closer to its JPEG equivalent?

I have an image that I’m using on a website. I would like to use an SVG so that it can be any size and still look crisp. This dropbox contains the SVG file as well as the original Illustrator file. ...
1
vote
2answers
17k views

How to reduce file size of animated GIF?

I'm making an animated GIF web ad that needs to be 40KB or under. Unfortunately the one I put together is much larger than that. How can I reduce the file size without losing too much image quality? ...
1
vote
3answers
510 views

Large Format Printing viewed fairly close- suggestions?

Assume we are idiots- that may help! We have been asked to cover /wrap the inside of an exhibition trailer's walls (approx 8m length and 1.5m height) with the image/s of sky (above the clouds) . ...