Bytes In An Image

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  1. poizon

    poizon Well-Known Member

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    How can you reduce the number of kigabytes in an image? Can anybody please help me out?
     
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    I see your sig is a PNG. These should be reserved for renders/abstracts with a transparent background since they are notoriously huge in 24 bit color format.

    Try using a JPEG. Good quality and file size. The 'save for web' function gives you the option of setting the optimization from 0-100 or 1-100 (I forgot).
    I usually optimize at a range from 65-75. 100 is overkill and doesn't show much of an improvement when comparing to a 75 or 80.

    Using a GIF is also an option to lower file size, but it only allows up to 256 colors while PNG-24 and JPEG go up to 16.7 million, methinks.
    GIFs should be only used for animations.
     
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    indeed, try saving your work in a "JPEG - jpg" format

    if your looking for good colours viewed on webpages, save as a "GIF"

    but yeah png isnt the suitable format for sigs :)
     

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