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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Image size/resolution for photographic portfolio

I am a developer and I don't know much about web portfolios but: I'm looking for standard format/size/resolution/quality/compression/file-size for a photographic portfolio website. For instance, is ...
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Why are GIF animations so intensive to load on websites compared to Mp4?

The exact same animation rendered as a 30 mb mp4 video, as well as a 30 mb gif animation, we would see the web server struggle to load the Gif animation for autoplay even though both files are the ...
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Reduce File Size of SVG

Can someone explain if / how I can reduce the (seemingly huge) file size of the Cat2 SVG? I've tried optimising CAT2 in Inkscape (simplifying (to reduce nodes), smoothing, optimising) & even using ...
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Inkscape SVG becomes very large compared to PDF

I have created a simple example plot, which I have as a pdf file. I use Inkscape to create an SVG file. However, the file gets very large, which I think is caused by the black lines. Inkscape draws ...
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SVG Artwork file size is huge, using texture brushes

I need help with SVG file size. Looking to use SVG Illustration artworks on app, msite and website. We are using texture brushes for outlines of human figures and objects in the artwork. The file size ...
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Best way to edit photos for image heavy eBooks, with only iPages or preview tools, without the size jumping up and making the PDF massive?

I am an interior designer creating PDF e-books using lots of images. I have hundreds of before & after photos but most of them need editing — mostly cropping, brightening, sharpening etc. I can ...
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How to resize the content of a smart object without affecting the parent document layout?

While working I’ll more than often just place documents as smart objects. Then I’ll end up with a colossal file size. I want to go into the smart objects and reduce its image size but consequently the ...
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File Size Vs. Image Size

I want to reduce the size an image in order to get it to fit on a online program I'm using for an experiment. However, the issue with this is that it reduces the file size, which I need to stay the ...
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Why pixels do not weight the same? (in bytes)

My experiment (see image collage below): I created an white 640x400 image in GIMP and exported as png. It weights 1409 bytes. Then I added a black coloured line and exported as png. It weights 1694 ...
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I can't print an AutoCAD document with the original size

When I try to print an AutoCAD design on A4 paper, it doesn't get like the original size, for example my design 13×23 when I print it is like this: I hope someone experienced will answer my question.
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Illustrator - Why is an illustrator file so heavy when I link images?

I have 10 images (app. 6MB each) linked in my AI file. When I uncheck the "Create PDF Compatible File" option, the file is 3MB. But when I check the option (to be able to import artboards ...
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PDF only with JPG photo is 7 times larger than original

I start a file in Illustrator with these settings: I save the file with these settings (no PDF compatible file): The AI file weighs 1.1 MB. I place a JPG picture from a DSLR camera which weighs 4.4 ...
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Why is PDF much larger than PNG for a vector design?

Following Safe size for printing image from browser, I saved my Illustrator file with vector drawings as a PDF. It weighs three times more than the PNG export of the same file at 300 ppi, 4.2 MB ...
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Scribus export to PDF results in a large file size (compared to the included JPEG)

I am trying to add a JPEG image to a Scribus document, and then to export it as PDF; the file size of the resulting PDF should not be much higher. I just added a frame for an image, loaded the JPEG ...
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automate PDF presentation changes file to 72 dpi, I need it to remain at 300 dpi

I want to save individual PS6 files into one PDF to upload to kindle to create a book. My images in PS6 are all 8"x6" @ 300dpi. When I automate PDF presentation, no matter how I save it, the newly ...
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How to reduce the size of SVG file for Cricut

I have several designs created for graphic T-shirts. Due to the size of each file, the error message reads, "File Too Large". I have tried reducing the size in Adobe Illustrator using the rastersize ...
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How do I scan black and white, minimize file size, but keep gray image tones in shading?

I'm attempting to scan some documents with basic science and math diagrams in black and white that can be emailed. The challenge is that some of the pages contain diagrams with gray shading. Many of ...
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Illustrator Grain Texture SVG file size

Is there a way to reduce a file size svg with grain texture effect? I'm doing a website illustration in svg format and after the export, the file is around 50mb+. Without the grain effect is around ...
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Why is my SVG file so big?

I've just got a designer to convert our old .PNG logo to a .SVG logo as our new Wordpress theme uses a .SVG logo. The .SVG logo the theme comes with is 3kb and the .SVG logo the designer has created ...
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Advantages of having fewer paths and anchor points in Illustrator

I really enjoy the "Smarter" Simplify Paths tool in Adobe CC Illustrator 2020. I was wondering what are overall the advantages of having objects with fewer paths and anchor points at the end of the ...
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How does Amazon compress its images so well? [closed]

I'm working on reducing the size of my dom content, As an example, Amazon's current home page graphic is 1500x600px, while remaining only 88.8K (link) and shows very little jpg artifacting. How are ...
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How to save a smaller file size, but keep high-res vector file for printing?

I created a design on Illustrator using design elements from various vector sites my client and I bought. It’s a 30x50cm design on a paper wrapper. It’s nothing complicated (think patterns) but the ...
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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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