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.

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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. ...
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How to get images' filesizes as low as possible?

I usually use photoshop's save for web and devices, but it has no options for compressing pngs and I also wonder if there are superior compression algorithms available?
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Why is my PDF so huge?

This site seemed like the best match for my question. So I'm about to graduate college, and I made a nice resume in Word. I used a kind of fancy tabling system that took me forever (I had no idea ...
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How to optimize duplicated frames in an animated GIF using Photoshop?

I've been experimenting with a technique called cinemagraphs. This technique makes animated GIFs where only a small portion of the scene is animated. Here's a quick one that I just made: So far, ...
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Why is my edited image smaller than my original image but yet retains the same resolution?

I used IrfanView to change a JPG's DPI from 96 to 300 as I want to print it on a bag for my child. The new imaged created is significantly smaller 6 MB vs 682 kB. The detail summary shows the same ...
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Different sizes/dimensions on export & save as web in Illustrator CS5

I have a file which is 1020px X 200px Artboard/Document dimensions and the drawings coves the whole artboard as follows. When I "Export" the file as "png" (File>Export) it's dimensions change to ...
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Optimizing (Compressing) GIF images in Photoshop

I am trying to optimize an animated GIF image in Photoshop. The current size is 2.2 MB. Following the guides I found online, they told me to "Save as Web" and then decrease the colors from 256 down to ...
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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 ...
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How to reduce the file size of an image while keeping the same dimensions

My goal is to create a Kindle Cover and upload it following Amazon recommendations. The Cover Should Be: MAXIMUM: Width:1563px; Height:2500px; JPEG up to 127KB MINIMUM: Width:625px; ...
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Are there methods for cutting down on file size with animated gifs without decreasing quality?

I'm in the process of replacing a lot of flash content with anything other than flash. Most of it's simple animated diagrams such as the one below: Rather than write javascript each time an image ...
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Techniques for very large image

I need to do a poster, 8m width by 3.7m height, consisting of photographic elements that will be seen from varying distances. I've talked to the printer and they can do it at 150ppi's. The issue here ...
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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 ...
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Reduce image size in photoshop without compromising text readability

I found a similar thread that gave some great pointers, but still doesn't solve my issue. My boss asked me to create a corporate presentation, and I had the unfortunate idea of doing it all in ...
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How can I reduce the file size of a JPEG keeping the same image width and height?

I have a 700Kb JPEG file (white cardboard texture) that I'm using as a background on a website. A file this large takes too long to load for snappy page hits. I don't need the full resolution, a ...
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Is there a standard file size recommendation to optimize web images?

I remember, during college (2008), my web design professor made a point to keep all images' file size at/below 40K (didn't matter what the dimensions). I have made an effort to do so ever since, ...
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Importing Multiple Vectors of the Same File and Keeping File Size Down

So, I'm trying to create a repeat pattern of a Balloon illustration I've done in Adobe Illustrator. I've got the singular file (balloon.ai), which weighs in at around 700MB. Now I'm trying to create ...
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Exporting to PDF in Illustrator: Reduce file size in document with multiple occurrences of the same raster graphic

I have a multi-page PDF created with 7 Artboards in Adobe Illustrator CS6. The problem is the PDF file created is too large (40MB). The pages (artboards) have the same exact high-res raster graphic ...
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1answer
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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 ...
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Saving Photoshop multilayer file to PDF without layers size difference

Why is it that when I save a file that has many, many layers to a PDF without layers as a copy that the file size is larger than flattening the layers and then saving the file as a copy to PDF? 19Mb ...
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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 ...
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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?
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What are the differences between PSD and TIFF files saved from Cinema 4D?

I was wondering which format is most appropriate to save for print and digital applications? I was originally taught to save as TIFF for print. When I save out a still from Cinema 4D (R13), the TIFF ...
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Re: View Size vs. Print Size and Resolution in Adobe Photoshop

They say you start to see the pixels in an image when it is printed around 200 dpi/ppi or less, right? I'm looking at some images here at 100% view in photoshop, and when I open the image size window, ...
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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 ...
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My printer is asking me for a huge jpeg that makes AI run out of memory. How do I fix that?

I require a 10ft x 10ft banner. My printer asked HI-resolution .jpeg file in actual size (1:1), but when I make the .jpeg file, pop up show I get an error of insufficient memory. How much memory is ...
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Why is my PDF size from my InDesign Export still large?

I'm doing class project that is a four-page, seven-image document with very little text. The project must be submitted as a PDF under 300 KB. However, when I export the document under the smallest ...
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Illustrator - Document Raster Effect Settings - no effect to PDF file size

I had a little research, but I can't explain this little anomaly I have here. When I save a PDF with Document Raster Effect turned to 72 dpi it will have the same size as the file when I switch ...
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Reduce image size

Hi I made a poster in photoshop but the image size is really big 15mb, as I live in a small town and have to email this to printers it is a bit of a problem. I was asked to get it down to around 4mb ...
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Is there a way to remove the PDF file from an Illustrator “.ai” file?

As I understand it, when creating a new illustrator file the default is to store a a PDF document inside it so that other applications such as InDesign can show a visual representation of the file ...
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Optimizing .gif image sizes?

What can I try to make my animted .gif image smaller? It was created in adobe flash and converted into .gif after, however it's still way too big, it's 3mb and I need it under 1mb. What can I try?
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How to reduce the file size of a web banner image with Photoshop?

I need to change the file size of an image I created in Photoshop without changing the dimensions for a banner ad on the web. How do I do this?
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What is the roundabout file size of a 1m x 2m pdf?

Just finished exporting a pdf that will be used to print off a 1m x 2m poster. The current file size of the pdf is a rather manic 142.3MB. Is this too big? Shall I compress it further?
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Placing images in Illustrator CS5

When I place images in Illustrator CS5, I face the following problems. I have a AI-CS5.1 file which is 902 KB in size. I have a image file in JPG format which is 618 KB in size. The File is 1600 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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? ...
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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) . ...
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How to make the .eps file smaller

I'm working on the large sign 24" X 60" in Illustrator CC 2014. My problem is the size of the .eps file. I'm still new to Illustrator and learning new things with every project. I'm trying to achieve ...
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Changing File Sizes in a PDF

Is there a way when exporting a .psd as a .pdf to make the file smaller? My client always has me work in Photoshop and send them finished work as .pdf's, but they say the files are too big. These ...
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Illustrator PDF save as: File size differs from yesterday to today in 1MB.?

I am saving a file (rich in text and photos, 15 artboards) as a PDF. I finished it yesterday and exported it. Got a 4.9 MB file. Fine. This morning I noticed a Typo. Corrected it (Changed no photo, ...
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Illustrator Performance Issue When Dealing with Heavy Files

I'm trying to create a repeat square out of six pretty heavy (100MB-700MB) Illustrator illustrations. When all six files are placed they weigh in at around 1GB. I need around 30 of these files placed ...
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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 ...
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Should I keep a 1:1 scale for a vehicle wrap vinyl print made in Photoshop?

I'm busy with my first vehicle wrap design - and I don't know what size to make my design in Photoshop CS6 - the width of the "bakkie" is 4436mm x 1300mm. If I use that in Photoshop the file size is ...
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Image size for web - Image Layers

I have an image that is: 24 x 11 pixels. In photoshop I have saved it as optimised for the web as .png The size of the image is 1.05kb Is this normal? Is there any way to reduce this size as it seems ...
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Illustrator files with linked PSD files working over the network makes PC slow to a crawl

Me and my buddies have a small design studio going on here at our office. We always work from the network when working on any of our Adobe files. Our server is on Windows 2012 Standard with 9TB ...
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How to reduce the filesize of an image without altering its dimensions?

I have a 5760px x 3840px image with a filesize of1.14MB. I would like to reduce its filesize to 200KB without altering its dimensions. How can I do this in Photoshop?
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How to reduce the number of MB in a pdf file using Illustrator CC?

I'm creating a postcard (6 X 4 in) using Adobe Illustrator CC. When attempting to upload it to the printing company, the .pdf file is too large to upload. They will only accept 12MB. I don't know how ...
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PDF size from PNGs very small

I created a 25 page pdf with acrobat from 25 png files approx 65mb each. They are 11x17 @ 300dpi so quite large. When combining files I made sure to choose the large format for print but pdf size is ...
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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 ...
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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 ...