Questions tagged [optimization]

Questions about making file sizes as small as possible, balancing with quality. Optimization ensures fast loading of the file, important for web use, especially mobile.

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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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How to convert cut-out shapes to optimized stacked shapes with minimum points?

What I want I want to transform a raster image into a vector image with minimum number of vertices. (Specifically, into a sticker for a messaging app, which is a gzipped lottie file, but that's ...
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How to choose the right setting of new photoshop document for a given purpose

I'm using Photoshop CC, and it's working just fine. I use it mostly for background images, for posters on social media and more and more for drawing these times. I also print some work from time to ...
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Does printer color usage depend on how the object is designed?

This seems a stupid question but I am not sure about its result. suppose we want to draw a yellow triangle over a blue rectangle. Is it important (for printing purpose) to colorize the below of ...
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Optimizing pdf, all parameters remain same but why part of text became wiggly / wavy?

I created a document in photoshop. I converted it to large size pdf and everything looked good. When I optimize the pdf the upper part of text gets wiggly / wavy (see attached image) but the bottom ...
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Why does this SVG element have so much whitespace?

Here's a crowbar. I have downloaded the SVG version of it, and have attempted to rotate it so it is more horizontal (for use as a text banner) -- but apparently the highlight (the brighter red on the ...
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Missing icons of whole Adobe products [closed]

This problem is quite unusual cause doesnt concern graphic design problems. I've recently migrated my Adobe softs from C disk to D and all icons of each product just missed and become default It'd ...
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How to optimize a linegraphic from screenshot for publishing?

I would need some guidance on how to proceed. I use a technical program that produces line graphs with text in it, similar to this figure: https://imgur.com/0ftzYYN However, it cannot print them out....
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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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Optimizing images: Resize or optimize first?

I want to optimize images for web. I have a tool for resizing images (Photoshop) and a tool for optimizing images (ImageOptim). What would be the best order that results in a minimal image file size ...
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Why is the same image being scaled differently by photoshop and Gimp

Heyo, I'm learning web optimization. I needed to scale a large image down from over a thousand pixels... ...to 51x72 pixels. I used GIMP, and simply changed the resolution to 72 ppi (naturally, no ...
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Tried making a gif transparent, unoptomized I got a trail, optomized I got a grainy effect

The first image is the gif unoptimized, the second image is the gif optimized when exported. Both images had the "replace layer" option selected. Any idea what I could do to get a middle ground with ...
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Does the GIF file format remove shared data between frames?

I'm looking into various file formats and how they are optimized for their main purposes, but I've found that the GIF file format uses lossless compression meaning it would have a higher file size ...
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Why do images appear to have one file size on desktop but then another in an image editing piece of software?

Recently, I have started to look into image optimisation. Specifically, optimising images for the web. Using Photoshop, I have come to notice that when you open a new image, the file size could ...
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New: Photoshop - Export As - Why no Progressive JPG Option

Photoshop - Export As - Why no Progressive JPG Option Why does the latest version of Photoshop not have the JPG Progressive option as a choice when using the Export As option and only in the Legacy ...
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Why does enabling transparency in an animated gif reduce its file size?

I have a gif that I want to modify in Photoshop: When I'm ready to save, I use "Save for Web" and look for ways to optimise it. These are the settings that are loaded automatically. The ...
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Programmatically created a gradient effect through division of space into fine mesh, and then colouring each box. SVG output huge! How to simplify?

I am fancying up the output of one frame of my simulation. In particular, I decided to draw out a relevant background chemical. I used Cairo to execute about the only approach I am familiar with for ...
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GIMP how to remove level from nested level

I want to un nested (I know that this words is not correct) a level: I have: level1 level 2 level 2 I would have: level 2 level 2 Is it possible? How can I obtain it? this layer is the ...
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After Effects Scripting : fontSize adjusted to boxTextSize Script Optimization

I need Help Improving and optimizing a Script. I'm fairly new to java and scripting in general and I've been Trying to do a script that would increase the font Size of a text until it fully fills it'...
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Mac app to compare processed image before/after?

I often use ImageOptim and ImageAlpha to optimize images. ImageAlpha has a really nice feature because it lets you compare optimized image to the original one before saving it. Is there a software ...
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How to compress an EPS/SVG file by removing invisible vector data?

I have a large plot exported as vector graphics. The plot has a lot of overlapping points which are invisible. Is there a high quality way to optimize ('compress') a vector graphic by removing all ...
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Image format for downloading in stages

After speaking with my project manager about our mobile site, she said she had read somewhere that there is an image format that allows an image to download in stages so it's quality gets better as ...
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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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How to optimize JPEGs for retina displays?

I am trying to optimize a set of JPEGs photos (5120 x 2880 px) that will be used on the web for retina screens. The objective is to reduce file size as much as possible while keeping image quality ...
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‘Save as optimized PDF’ in Acrobat breaks hyperlinks created in InDesign

I'm creating a portfolio PDF in InDesign; the InDesign file contains some hyperlinks (some web links and a couple of email addresses, plus some text anchors for in-document navigation). The best ...
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Illustrator svg with screen shot image, large file size

I am using screen shots to present my web work then building an .svg with some additional layers, the resolution turns out great. I choose to save it as an svg because it maintains clarity, in the ...
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Is there an automated way to remove cropped regions of embedded images in order to optimize the size of an Inkscape SVG file?

I am preparing some figures for a scientific publication using Inkscape. These figures are SVGs containing embedded bitmap images that are quite large, but only a small rectangular clipped region of ...
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SVG optimization practices when drawing in Illustrator

I’ve noticed that when exporting a file from AI to SVG, there is a lot of code created that is not necessary and I realized then that this code can be certainly optimised. Found this interesting SVG ...
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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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Should I read the tutorials or actually do it?

I am an intermediate graphic designer that uses Photoshop, I've created many pieces that I am very proud of and can stare at it all day long. Alright, let's get to the points. Many people that use ...
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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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How to Save .svg in Illustrator so it shows right on Adroid?

I am trying to create a .svg image for Android devices, but it is not visible clearly in the device. How should I save the file from Adobe Illustrator and how can I optimise the file?
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How do I convert a .png blurred background into a compressed .jpg one without introducing artefacts?

I'm currently dealing with a problem of image quality for my website background image. I have a big blurred background image I'd like to use but would like it to be as small as possible in size for ...
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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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Optimizing hero/intro photos on mobile and XXL displays

I have a few questions regarding trendy super-large photo headers. I've seen them called "hero" images, but just so we're clear, I'm talking about designs like this one: A large photo is used as a ...
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Large png file size gets even larger with Ps save for web after cropping?

I have this png header image with transparency that is quite large 2500x1236, but only 343KB. I don't need or want it that big, so I throw it in PS and crop it down to 1666x444 and save for web, ...
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What application supports working with sprites (PNGs) over 10,000 px wide?

I'm currently using Fireworks for image manipulation and preparation, and I do the following tasks: Resizing the canvas Rearranging components, i.e. cutting bits out and putting them elsewhere ...
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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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InDesign CS6 - Content conveyor: placing collected objects (links) at their original positions

With the intent of easily updating elements across several pages I am using the content collector tool to place linked objects. I am finding it unpractical to precisely position several collected ...
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How can I make my icons smaller in file size?

I have designed an icon (using the Mac app Sketch). They are 24x24 pixels and their size is 3 Kb. But I've seen icons with the same resolution and size between 300-400 bytes. Why is this, and how can ...
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InDesign CS6 - Export selected pages OR Select all objects on page

I'm looking for a way in InDesign CS6 to do one or both of the following: 1) Export one or more pages based on the selection in the Pages panel without relying on the Range selector in the Export ...
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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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InDesign CS6 - Update multiple displayed artboard/pages of linked files without relinking

InDesign CS6. I'd like to know if there is a way of updating a linked file's displayed artboard (.ai) or page (.pdf) without having to go through the process of relinking the file. Currently upon ...
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Transparency dithering issue when saving for web

I am trying to optimize the graphics for a webdesign, since I am not satisfied with the performance in terms of load-times. The logo is quite big and in PNG24 so I experimented to see how much I could ...
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Best ways of saving .png 2D game art for an iphone game?

I'm currently working in illustrator CS5 creating 2d game art for iphone, and I'm just wondering about the best way to save the art to still keep the quality but have low memory. In save for web and ...
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Autoconverting PNGs to sRGB

Tools like PNGOUT blithely strip out color profiles (the iCCP chunk), which arguably makes the tools lossy because it changes the appearance of non-sRGB images in nearly all modern browsers. I've ...
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InDesign: Resetting character style after end of paragraph

Is there a way (a setting or a shortcut) in InDesign to reset a character style to None after the end of a paragraph? Paragraph styles have the option for Next Style, but this does not apply to ...
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How do I reduce noise in an image?

I have a map image, similar to this: (click for larger) At 100%, the ocean is noisy and therefore not effectively compressed to png. Please point me in a direction of an intelligent tool for the ...
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Tools or methods for optimizing favicon appearance?

I often must create a favicon for a fairly complex image, that when it gets down to 16x16, looks weird or blurry. I have been trying with one image, reduced with bicubic-sharp in Photoshop and ...
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Illustrator, Save for Web: keeping Art and Type optimization separate in one go?

When exporting for web in Illustrator, there's the ever familiar Art Optimized and Type Optimized rendition schemes (apart from None). Both schemes have their own perks on different types of elements....
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