I am having an issue with the file sizes when saving out files to certain specs.
I use the 'Save for Web' tool to identify the image weight by altering the amount of colours used.
In the tool the weight appears to be within the specifications, but when I check in the Finder (Get Info) it tells me it is over the required specifications.
Example - In the Save for Web tool it says the weight is 6.967kb for a 300x50px .gif using 100 colours.
But in the finder it says it is 8,254 bytes!
Why is this happening?
How can we solve this?
The OS does not automatically add preview data. My guess is Photoshop is adding metadata when saving.
I just found another forum with the same issue.
I normally use .png's but this ad server requires .gif / .jpg! Very frustrating!
Do you know how to remove the metadata within photoshop?
I wish this was a minor issue and use a quick fix... but I have to save files like this on regular basis!
The 'Save for Web' tool needs to work correctly for me to do my job efficiently...
a little disappointing that this is a step back for CS5 for this tool!
Your advice is helpful though and appreciated!
I am about to cry... I have just seen it on the drop down menu in the middle of the 'SFW' window that says Metadata>select none from drop down!!
A whole bloody day... not even adobe customer services saw this when I showed them my screen!
Anyway... Thanks guys for your help and sorry if i wasted your time!
Have a good day
Scott Falkner wrote:
The OS does not automatically add preview data...
While it turned out to be Photoshop's fault, here's a follow up to Finder's weirdness suggested earlier.
Most of the time Finder behaves. But as shown here, Finder can be a bit dishonest.
"image1.jpg" was copied as "image2.jpg" on a particularly configured system that adds preview data. "image2.jpg" increased in size by over 100kb according to Finder's 'Get Info'. But when the same files are viewed in another file manager (Filezilla), we see that they are still identical.
This is why Finder is not always to be trusted.