Questions tagged [file-size]

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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Split a big Photoshop file

I'm working on a big Photoshop file. With time, it will get bigger and bigger, until my system won't be able to handle it. The image is a RPG map, and I oversized things a little to fit everything I ...
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very long banner - few words

I need to design a banner that is 50' long, with the words "it's posible". how big does the font have to be so that it covers at least 80% of the banner?
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Saving HUGE image as PDF

I have 1.1 GB PSD file which contains 25560x14400 image with a lot of pictures/vectors/layer effects etc... Now I'm aware of the absurdity of such project structure, but I wasn't a few years ago. Too ...
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Is Adobe Illustrator too heavy for handling complex EPSs?

I am used to downloading realistic, complex vectors from Shutterstock to edit and use in compositons. The files are not necessarily large in terms of drive size (8Mb or so), but some of them are so ...
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Illustrator file size PDF vs JPEG export

I've come across a weird behavior regarding the output file size when exporting/saving files from Illustrator CC. I have an image with several bitmaps (i.e. raster images/photographs) where I added ...
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Why Is Image Exporting At Larger Dimensions Than In Illustrator File?

This does not make sense to me. I have an Illustrator file and the shape is about 245 x 210 px on the artboard: I then export this image as a transparent png, using the artboard: But after it's ...
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How to reduce my Illustrator file size and should I raster my bristle brushes?

I have an Illustrator file that is pretty big 2.5gb to be exact. There are a lot of complex bristle brushes to make a chalkboard effect for the background and there are also text and illustrations ...
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File Sizes Go Up When I Remove Background

I have these .jpg pics and I removed their background. But after I saved them to .png their file sizes skyrocketed. Like a 198kb file becomes 3.82mb after I save it to .png. Why is that?
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File size dilemma in Photoshop for print-quality large banner

I'm an intern at a marketing department and got an assignment to update a banner with new information, and was directed to a pdf file to edit. It was only 3MB, which seemed very low for a large print-...
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Are there any platforms on which we can keep our Psd's and AI file safe and also for sharing purpose?

I am looking for some platforms on which I can keep my heavy PSDs and other AI files safe. Also, I want to be able download them later when I want. How do design companies share files? Through ...
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What will be the best pixel size? [duplicate]

I often have trouble estimating best image pixel size to large centimeter size, without causing much loss of quality. Today is no different. A client wants a chosen image from shutterstock on his ...
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What size should portfolio thumbnails be? (Wordpress)

I'm doing my portfolio (graphic design) on Wordpress and I was wondering if you know what the dimensions (in inches or pixels) that I should use for the image of the thumbnail for my portfolio. Is ...
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Is it possible for me to get an interactive PDF with high resolution images, yet a small file size? I'm talking under 5mb

I am trying to create a digital portfolio of my work that I can email to employers. I want the images to be high resolution so my work is not viewed blurry and you can see some of the details in the ...
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Extreme file size increase after editing in Photoshop CS5 [duplicate]

I have a PDF file which was saved from Photoshop, that I need to edit. File size is 30 MB. It opens in Photoshop directly, without an Import prompt window, so it was probably saved from Photoshop ...
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How to choose company logo resolution? [duplicate]

I am currently finishing logo in Photoshop. Logo will be used in Instagram header(or whatever it's called) and also will be printed on all kinds of different stuff of various sizes. I need an ...
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Exporting Illustrator image for CMYK printing using jpg

I'm wondering if I need to convert fonts to outline when exporting to a jpg? I assume not, but it's been a while since I've had anything printed. I want to have the best quality but still have it be ...
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how to create booth wallpaper 118 in by 98 in and 300 dpi file in photoshop [duplicate]

W-3m W-2.5m Resolution-300 dpi how to create booth wallpaper in this size I have already try but show me screch disk are full and I have already change screch disk then my all disk are full. please ...
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How to view extremely large images?

Does anyone have a recommendation to view extremely large image files in Windows? Default Windows image viewer tends to have issues with extremely large images. I'm talking about both large file size ...
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Size of printable file

I have to design a file in Photoshop for a leaflet, convert it to tiff and send the same for print. The size of the leaflet will be 13.9cm*21.5cm. Can anybody please tell me what will be the ...
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Inkscape SVG file with many photos is over 300 Mbs

Somehow I've ended up with an Inkscape SVG file of over 300 megabytes which is now impossible to open. I was doing a caricature using a collage of photos of each aspect of the subject's face subject (...
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Software for converting bulk PSDs to JPEGs?

I have a bulk of working PSDs and I want to convert them to JPEGs. It will take a long time to convert those PSDs to JPEGs using Photoshop by dragging each into it. So I searched in Google and I ...
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Large photoshop file wont save

I have put together a large display case backdrop roughly 7'x4' with 200 resolution in photoshop which is now 21gb and it will not save! I tried compressing and saving as a tiff but it takes hours and ...
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Identifying largest layers (file size)

Is there a way to see how the storage size of each layer in Illustrator, InDesign or any of the Creative Cloud?
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Size/resolution error from Illustrator to InDesign

I have a file in Illustrator that I'm trying to place in InDesign. The final size in InDesign needs to be 585 x 295 pixels. No matter what I do, it will not place it at that size, hi res, cmyk. The ...
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Size of PSD in CMYK increases trifold after adding a photo

I have a 8640x12120px poster template in PSD. It is in CMYK and has a size of 120 MB. After pasting a 8640x4790px 4MB JPEG photo, the size of PSD file increases to 350 MB. Is there a way to avoid ...
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Why has the file size gone from 2MB to 12MB when making one text change to a 6 page PDF?

I've been given a 6 page PDF that is 2MB in size. I need to edit one of the pages - two simple text edits in illustrator. When I save the file - it jumps to 12MB - I've got no idea why. Doing a ...
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How to reduce product image size with quality for eCommerce website?

I have to upload alot of product images to an eCommerce website. Dimensions are now 600x600px and image size 200-300kb. I want to batch reduce the file size of these to under 70kb.
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Why is my EPS from Illustrator so large?

I have a logo file in Illustrator CC that is very simple, only 2 colors, some outlined text and 2 arrow shapes. For some reason the file size is over 2MB. The colors used are white and cyan (C=100 M=0 ...
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Trouble with image size requirements

I am about to enter 5 images in an online photo contest. The image specification requires the images to be sized at 450KB, 72 dpi. The longest side of the image has to be a maximum of 1024 pixels. I ...
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reducing file size of vector graphics

I have a vector graphics that's quite strange: when I open the file in Illustrator, every single element (line, surface) is enclosed in a frame. Also, there is a part that is not visible but it's ...
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Photoshop: how to save PDF at a particular file size? [duplicate]

I want to save multiple files into a PDF presentation in Photoshop. When I save it at the high pdf setting the file is much too big. when I save it at the low quality option its too small and the ...
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Layers Styles in Photoshop making the file size huge

I'm using a few layer styles for an image to sort of create metal effects and shine. On this particular example I have 8 effects being used, but they are making the file crazy big, in terms of file ...
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Which software for high quality e-newsletter in decent file size

I design an e-newsletter with graphics and text. I have been using non-professional tools up until now (layout and design in Publisher with picture editing in basic picture editor) to create a very ...
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Backdrop size for photoshop [duplicate]

I would like to know if I would need a 1.5m x 2m Backdrop, what's the size of canvas I've to create on photoshop?Thanks!
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Photoshop: how to reduce banner quality without changing its size?

Google only accepts banners under 150kb. When I reduce my 160kb banner by 5% using the "Save for Web" tab, the size changes to 149kb but the banner size changes as well. What am I doing wrong?
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can Illustrator-files with raster images keep jpg compression?

Is there a way to keep the jpg compression in .ai-files with embeded raster graphics? Ok so I had an .ai-file of 2800kB. I pasted a 2MB jpg in the document and the file is now 16MB. So I guess the ...
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Designing a Photo Call Background, & Scaling Up (File size concerns)

I am designing a personalized crest and a 'photo call' background (like for movie premieres) for a wedding (mine, actually). I've done two mock-ups/versions of the wedding crest (white and navy blue ...
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Why the size of the file is so heavy

I have a single line text matter and the file size is 15.5Mb may i know the reason behind it. There is no image or no vector shape just a simple plane text. Why the file size is so heavy. file size
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How important is it to use the correct resolution?

When working on a project, its obviously important to use the right resolution. My question is, how important is it to use the right one? For example, why can't you always use a high PPI for all ...
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File size increases with resolution when exporting to PNG

Whenever I am trying to increase the resolution of the logo I am exporting from Illustrator the file size gets increased automatically, I would like to know if I could increase the resolution while ...
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Why is my 1-bit, 8x8 bitmap saving larger than 8 bytes in photoshop?

I want my 8x8 to come out as raw binary; it should be 8 bytes, or 64 bits. However, it is coming out much larger than that; saving as a PNG gave me 154 bytes; saving as a BMP gave me 64 bytes (8 times ...
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Large File Size for PSD With Vectors

I have a large sign that is 8'x4'. The PSD file uses only text and shape layers, that's it. The file size is 1GB though. Is there any reason why the file size is so large? I do have many layers, most ...
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What is the most efficient (size-wise) lossless format to store 2 bit color depth indexed image, preferably in Gimp?

Using Gimp, I reduced an image to 4-colors indexed mode. I actually need only 3 colors: black, blue and white/background, but due to the 2^n constraint I went for black, white and 2 shades of blue. ...
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The amount of Pixels required for a 5x2,5m billboard

I as an amateur have been asked to supply a file size of above 12MB for a 5x2,5m billboard, Firstly I have a Canon 600D that I believe has a max file size of about 6,4MB and 2ndly how does one achieve ...
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PSD file memory techniques in relation to file size

I'm familiar with the usual advice on how to reduce PSD file sizes but haven't seen any addressing knowledge of some of what Photoshop itself does in regards to storing various layer types. I have a ...
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After opening PSD from the internet images became huge [closed]

After I downloaded a PSD and worked with it for a bit I noticed that trivial JPEG's and PNG's are HUGE... Is there a setting it toggled or maybe it's a virus? This is one image Notice it's huge ...
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How can I prevent file size from ballooning when using linked images?

I'm creating a poster that is 50cm x 70cm at 300dpi. The empty document is 5.1M when saved... which still seems ridiculous for a completely empty white document, but I can live with it. When I place ...
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InDesign-like “Background Tasks” panel in Photoshop

Is there a plugin or something that supplies a InDesign-like "Background Tasks" panel to e.g. monitor the saving process of files? I'd like to be able to monitor this process when in fullscreen mode, ...
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How to reduce size of embedded images in Illustrator file?

I have an artwork file in Illustrator which has a lot of images embedded into it, I want to reduce the file size before sending to the printer. I have rasterized the images to 300dpi but that doesn't ...
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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 ...