Sizing a photo to avitar size

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Sizing a photo to avitar size

Postby medicblue » Tue 01 Feb 2011 12:51 pm

I thought I'd put a photo of me in for an Avitar, I made it 100 px x 100 px but its 31kb, anyone know how to get it down to 6kb?
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Re: Sizing a photo to avitar size

Postby Sam Fidler » Tue 01 Feb 2011 1:22 pm

If you have the capability to resize an image to fewer pixels then you should also be able to reduce the file size. Try saving it as a JPG and look for a setting that allows you to reduce quality.
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Re: Sizing a photo to avitar size

Postby medicblue » Tue 01 Feb 2011 1:33 pm

Have photoshop CS5, you'd think it would have a way to do this. Tried saving with lowest quality and only got ,it down to 29kb, added black and white and no change. Hmm, I'm on a mission now!
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Re: Sizing a photo to avitar size

Postby Sam Fidler » Tue 01 Feb 2011 1:57 pm

For Photoshop click File, then Save for Web & Devices. I believe the default save if GIF so change it, in the upper right corner, to JPEG then you will be able to change the compression from High to Low. You should see the Quality window change to 10. Hit Save and it should be the smallest file size possible.
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Re: Sizing a photo to avitar size

Postby Crash » Tue 01 Feb 2011 2:06 pm

Sam Fidler wrote:For Photoshop click File, then Save for Web & Devices. I believe the default save if GIF so change it, in the upper right corner, to JPEG then you will be able to change the compression from High to Low. You should see the Quality window change to 10. Hit Save and it should be the smallest file size possible.

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Re: Sizing a photo to avitar size

Postby medicblue » Tue 01 Feb 2011 4:13 pm

Awesome, ty for telling me about that, never knew. Mostly use photoshop to develop/punch up my photos, I don't get to use the other cool stuff much.
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Re: Sizing a photo to avitar size

Postby Sam Fidler » Wed 02 Feb 2011 12:52 pm

Looks like you got it to work. :party3:
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