I wanted to know what the best way to save a JPG to be very small and still keep its quality as much as possible. I have 1200x1200 psd files that when I save them while keeping quality the jpg is around 500kb. I used to save them as JPG 10 which is maximum and changed it to 5 that is medium, I think anything less than that and the quality is bad. Is there any third party software that shrinks? Preferably as a Photoshop plugin like JPEGmini Pro and tinyPNG promise they do, script or action or any other Photoshop method to shrink it?
to be more clear about the psd file i have a background layer, layer with a carpet, and watermark layer.
this image needs to go to a website - an online store.
maybe i should be using PNG instead of JPG?