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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Use Multiple Versions of Same Linked Smart Object Without Increase in File Size?

If I create an empty .psd and save it, it is 461 KB. Let's say I have a jpeg that is 20.2 MB. If I add it as a linked smart object, the .psd filesize jumps to 124MB. I don't really understand why the ...
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How to transfer large design files and images via internet [closed]

I need to transfer a .psd file that contains different layers online. It's too large for gmail and will take to long to send via physical mail. What are some ways I can send these files?
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PDF size from PNGs very small

I created a 25 page pdf with acrobat from 25 png files approx 65mb each. They are 11x17 @ 300dpi so quite large. When combining files I made sure to choose the large format for print but pdf size is ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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How to save editing data in Photoshop without having to save the whole image data inside a psd file?

Is there a way to save the editing steps you do to an image inside Photoshop, while keeping a link to the original image? The way I envision it is being able to save a file alongside (not necessarily,...
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12.5mb jpeg + 2 adjustment layers being saved as a 117mb psd

Ive got a 12.5mb photo. Ive imported it into Photoshop as a smart object then placed 2 adjustment layers on top of it : brightness / contrast + Vibrance. When i go to save the photoshop file the ...
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Reduce BMP file size without losing quality

The input file format is BMP. The required output format is BMP. I do not want a reduction of size or quality, but I want to reduce the file size. How is it possible?
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Trimming vectors in Photoshop

Is there any way to erase or trim the hidden portions of a vector in Photoshop? It's easy to do with raster graphics - select the layer, select the part of the image outside of the canvas, and delete ...
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EPS files exported by Illustrator are ca. 2 MB while SVG version is 30 kB

I worked on a couple of vector images in Illustrator CC, and saved them both as EPS and SVG. For some reason, the EPS files are around 2 MB and the SVG files are around 30 kB. It is the same exact ...
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Print Shop telling me file size is too big?

I work for a company that needed a 44x10ft banner to be printed through a print shop that was local. As "conscientious" as I was about file size. (using vectors, flattening images and going down to 1/...
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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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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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Saving GIF with small file size without losing quality

I am creating a very basic GIF file for an email graphic. The file consists of two text frames, a rule line, background color and an image that moves from left or right across the frame with a smooth ...
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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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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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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 to preserve image quality with reduced size in Adobe Photoshop PDF output [duplicate]

i'm a newbie in photoshop and i want to create a PDF output from my PSD file , the problem is when i set best settings in save as PDF i get a very good quality but the file is a little big about 8MB ...
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Why is Photoshop A3 size is bigger compared to Corel Draw A3? And how to solve that…?

I'm used to design a small icon / graphic art, rather than the big size of A3 paper. So then When i tried to use A3 as the Paper Size with resolution of 300 dpi. The file size is bigger in Photoshop ...
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Huge Banner.. What size to make artwork in? [duplicate]

I have to make artwork for a banner that is 123'' X 194''. I am not sure what size to make the page I am creating the artwork on in Photoshop. It obviously doesn't let me make it that big. Do I need ...
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How big should Photoshop canvas be? (Maintaining scalability)

I usually design in Illustrator, which appears to be vector so I don't really care about the .ai size, scaling wouldn't be a problem, but Photoshop uses Bitmap and scaling can mess up the image ...
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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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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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How to reduce the filesize of an image without altering its dimensions?

I have a 5760px x 3840px image with a filesize of1.14MB. I would like to reduce its filesize to 200KB without altering its dimensions. How can I do this in Photoshop?
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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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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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How to reduce the file size of a PSD image with minimal quality loss?

I have a full colour PSD image file which I want to convert to a format that can be easily shared on the web. The current size is of the PSD is around 7MB. I want to reduce the file size to ...
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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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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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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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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