I like to send drawings to a cartoon vendor, but they require files no larger than 7 or 8 kilobytes. Some of my drawings are 7.8 to 13 megabytes at 8 bit RGB color in Photoshop CS2. Thank you for your help.

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    7 or 8 kb has no sense. Ask the "Vendor" why he has that nonsense restriction.
    – Rafael
    Jul 17, 2018 at 17:29
  • What file format are your drawings in? What have you tried? What has failed? What size in pixels is the image? Please read the guidelines on how to ask questions, then edit your question, and add more details. Thanks.
    – Billy Kerr
    Jul 17, 2018 at 17:32
  • Are you sure that isn't a typo from them? M and K are next to each other on the keyboard. Maybe it is supposed to be 7-8 MB, not KB? With how advanced computers even the ones from 10 years ago can handle 10+MB files for printing no sweat. Jul 17, 2018 at 17:44
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    @Carlo - so send them a plain text email which will surely be under 8kb, but with a link to download the image from an image sharing website. There's no need to put images in emails. Also, why did you not add this information to your question, as requested?
    – Billy Kerr
    Jul 17, 2018 at 18:20
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    The question is based on an irrational misconception. It has some value as the statue of not so good communication. Unfortunately some can think that it contains a method to compress images losslessly to 1...0,1% of the original size.
    – user82991
    Jul 17, 2018 at 18:50

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You can not. This filesize has no sense.

An image of 7-8 kb is a miniature of about 50px50px.

This is not even good for a thumbnail. Probably it is good for an emoticon.

Here is a sample.

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Original image

  • Thank you for your quick response, The size 9.027 wide x 13.063 Height inches, or 2708 x 3919 Pixels at 300 ppi resolution.
    – Smokey
    Jul 17, 2018 at 18:04
  • That is your original. Which is not important. The file size the "vendor" is asking is then around 60px wide x 40px height. You have your information wrong... Or most likely, he has.
    – Rafael
    Jul 17, 2018 at 18:16
  • @Rafael - the OP has now said it's the email that has to be under 8kb, not the file size. So, basically we are all wasting our time here trying to answer something which could easily have been cleared up, if he had taken the trouble to add this crucial detail to his question.
    – Billy Kerr
    Jul 17, 2018 at 18:31

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