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How to get an avatar under 14k??

Discussion in 'Announcements & Support' started by eingeist, Feb 9, 2007.

  1. eingeist


    Feb 28, 2006
    I consider myself a photoshop wizard but I just cant seem to get the image below 72k for the life of me!!
    At least without seriously compromising image quality.

    How is it done?
  2. DJ Niner

    DJ Niner Moderator

    Feb 13, 2001
    North-Central USA
    Have you tried using the "Save For Web" option? It allows you to compare the original image to the one you are about to save, using various adjustments such as Quality percentage for .JPGs, palette reductions for .GIFs, and so on. It shows you what the file size will be if you save it with the palette/quality options you have chosen, so it makes it easy to see how the changes affect the image quality vs. file size.

    If you've already tried that (and it didn't work), and you don't mind other folks working with a copy of the original photo, just post a copy of it here and a few of us will take a shot at tweaking it for you.

  3. I still use Photoshop 5.

    Open the graphic and select all
    Resize to no more 100x100 automatically keep aspect ratios
    Go to mode and switch to Indexed colors

    Select 256 colors
    Select keep exact colors for best appearance or Fastest for quicker display
    Save as a Photoshop file
    Save a copy as a GIF file and Interlace