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Save image as very specific dimensions and file size

Apr 4, 2013 3:31 PM

Tags: #illustrator #photoshop #cs5 #size

I have an image received from a client in .eps format.  I need to get it into either a .gif or .jpg format AND the final file MUST be .8 inches x .3 inces, AND no more than 10K in size.   How can I save it with these dimensions/constraints and not lose resolution? What I have tried - export to .jpg (file is 5 inches x 3 inches), export and change resolution to 100ppi (image is nearly the right dimensions, but blurry).  The tools I have are AI and PS both version CS5

 
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    Apr 4, 2013 3:51 PM   in reply to LambMCK

    Lamb,

     

    Presuming you want it in RGB, you should be able to create a 4 - 5 K size in 300 PPI as JPEG or GIF if you place the image (which is presumably vector artwork) in a new RGB Document with points as unit and:

     

    1) Change the size of the image to 240 x 90 pixels,

    2) Save for Web (& Devices) with that Image Size (you can make sure in the Image Size window), choosing either GIF or JPEG (Maximum Quality).

     

    The size 240 x 90 pixels corresponds to 0.8 x 0.3 inches at 300 PPI.

     
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    Apr 5, 2013 1:32 AM   in reply to LambMCK

    Lamb,

     

    In PS, open the Image>Image Size window, untick Resample Image, and set either dimension (to 0.8 or 0.3 inch) or the resolution (to 300).

     

    In Save for Web you just use the pixel x pixel dimensions.

     
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    Apr 5, 2013 8:21 AM   in reply to LambMCK

    Lamb,

     

    You may reduce the size in pixel x pixel to 160 x 60, or 120 x 45 if needed, to get the size down, and do the same in PS (with a resolution of 200 or 150 instead of 300).

     

    I doubt whether any step is missing. I tried with a 240 x 90 rectangle filled with a rainbow gradient and got sizes between 4 and 5 K, so I am unsure why yours is so much larger, though.

     
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    Apr 5, 2013 2:09 PM   in reply to LambMCK

    You are welcome, Lamb.

     

    Just out of curiosity: which programme?

     
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    Apr 5, 2013 3:02 PM   in reply to LambMCK

    Thank you for the follow up, Lamb, and good luck with the fixing.

     
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