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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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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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 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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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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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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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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Why does a GIF increase in size when I add a logo although number of colors stays the same?

I have an animated GIF that's about 2 MB large. When I open it in Photoshop CS 5, add a layer with a logo, then save it for web, its suddenly 4 MB large. Why? There aren't more colors or anything, so ...
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Svg file size more than a png image

I have two files with same dimensions and I want to save my vector file to web SVG. Problem is that this file size is more than generate the same file to PNG for web. I think that I'm exporting ...
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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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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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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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Huge Illustrator file after using 3D effect to generate a sphere

I have made a crystal structure for my thesis in illustrator. I used a half circle to generate nice spheres using Illustrator's 3D effect: Now the problem is that the filesize is huge: 40MB when ...
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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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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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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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What is the easiest way to reduce the file size of a TIFF without losing too much of the image's quality?

I have a few high res TIFF files I'd like to reduce in size as they are currently around 20 MB, but need to get them down to no more than 10 MB so I can upload them to a website. Is there a way I can ...
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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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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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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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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 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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Compress large PDF files in Illustrator

I have a large PDF file (5 MB+) which is generated from a large dataset. The amount of details in the plot are very fine, which makes it nearly impossible to handle in Illustrator. I want to ...
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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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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 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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Why are pixels not the same from Photoshop to Illustrator? [duplicate]

I'm so confused! I'm sure I'm missing something very simple. But when I create a new file in Photoshop that 320x240px at 300ppi then save that out as a JPEG and try to place onto an Illustrator ...
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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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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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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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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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File Size issue when exporting from Word 2013 to PDF

First off I hope I am posting this in the right community. If there is a more appropriate place please let me know. My problem is this: I regularly generate PDF files from Word documents which ...
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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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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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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. I ...
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How to reduce image file size more?

I have to process a lot of pictures for a website. The smaller the better but the quality has to stay good. Now I know that image file sizes differ depending on the dimension, colors, meta data... But ...