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I need to reduce a file that is 80MB to 5MB so that they can upload it to a card company.  Can’t quite figure out how to do it.  Thank you for your help in advance!

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When I go into Photoshop and look in “image size” it says 103.4M and 492 px - 7306px

 

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Just now, Krista said:

When I go into Photoshop and look in “image size” it says 103.4M

That's pretty much meaningless.

1 minute ago, Krista said:

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What size is it on your hard drive?

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26.4 MB - hard drive, same dimensions as above

 

correction to dimensions above - 4912 x 7360

 

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4 minutes ago, Krista said:

492 px - 7306px

Was this a typo, somehow?  Or is a REALLY long and skinny file?

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correction to dimensions above - 4912 x 7360 - just incase you didn’t see correction above

 

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Thanks, that's more like it.

Next, can you show me a 100% crop from the image?

Also, when you saved the jpeg from your PSD master file, do you remember what quality level you chose?

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I'm sorry, I can't hang around any longer.  I have to dash to get the kids.

I'm asking for the 100% crop because I want to be sure you've removed all the noise.   Noise is a HUGE factor in file size: https://www.damiensymonds.net/2015/08/about-jpeg-file-size.html

As long as it's clean, then all you need to do is choose a low enough quality level for the save, so that it's below 5MB.  It shouldn't be any trouble at all.

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I’m sure I saved it at 12 quality.  I’ll go look up your 100% crop instructions now.

 

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I figured it out.  Hope your kids are doing well.  Thanks for the help!

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Just a follow up question  - you are right 12 is ridiculous...how should i be saving these then in photoshop.  I just started guessing on the pixel lengths for the above picture.  Is there a a place to look for what standard sizes are for each size?

 

I am off to bed but will check back in tomorrow morning.

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To answer that, I need to know more about the purpose for which you're saving.  You mentioned a "card company".  What are you working on, exactly?

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I sell digital images to clients.  The above client just happened to be making a graduation card on Minted.com.  How I can I be saving smaller files with still great quality for my clients.

 

Would I do it in bridge through the “image processor” or in photo shop?

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3 hours ago, Krista said:

How I can I be saving smaller files with still great quality for my clients.

The digital files that you're selling shouldn't be over 5MB anyway.  What quality level did you end up choosing, to get it under that mark?

3 hours ago, Krista said:

Would I do it in bridge through the “image processor” or in photo shop?

Whichever suits your workflow.  They're the same in terms of quality.

4 hours ago, Krista said:

I sell digital images to clients.

You must must must must MUST renew the Sharpening Class.  The new module will blow your mind.

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