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Having trouble reducing an image to less than 30k

Nov 1, 2013 8:25 AM

Tags: #page #reduce #weight

For a website, my avatar must be less than 100px square and less than 30k of page weight. I'm having a terrible time doing this without the photo being a blurry mess once uploaded. The first two photos are relatively heavy because they've been edited, so I thought I'd try a photo that hasn't been messed with. I notice that even that photo, at 72ppi and 100px is still over 100k in weight. It will probably also be a mess! Any suggestions?

 
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    Nov 1, 2013 8:31 AM   in reply to Angelique & Friends

    We can't know without actualyl knowing what your image looks like, what compression settings you use and ultimately where thsi avatar is being used. Many websites use server-side compression, so even something that looks nice on your end can end up mushy on the website due to the secondary compression pass.

     

    Mylenium

     
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    Nov 1, 2013 9:04 AM   in reply to Angelique & Friends

    Angelique & Friends wrote:

     

    Mylenium -- Let's start from here. To make things easier, I've decided to use a new photo that wasn't edited. This photo has a resolution of 72ppi. It's 100x100, and the page weight is 82k.

    A red flag just raise in my brain. Pleas tell we what device you use to capture your 100pixel by 100pixel image. I not aware of any 1k pixel cameras.. even an uncompressed 16bit image that size would weight in at 60KB not 82KB The jpeg you posted is 31KB not 82KB and save as quality 12 which produces the larhes jpeg size.

     
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    Nov 1, 2013 9:26 AM   in reply to Angelique & Friends

    OK your image has been edit and resized and who knows what else. Start with a good image that has high quality.  Scale it down in pixel size using a good interpolation method like bicubic. Sharpen the small downsized image so it looks the best you can get it to look on your screen and save it as a JPEG at quality 10 it will be smaller then30K.

     

    Are you sure the 225KB image you have is only 200by200 pixels 200x200=40000 and 40,000 pixels 8bit RGB color would only require 120KB uncompressed..

     

     

    Please post the 225BK image. Get the facebook image does it have good image quality. Does it look good to you?

     

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    Nov 1, 2013 9:46 AM   in reply to Angelique & Friends

    Your picture on Face book is poor the other one is better. Here it is croped to 1:1 and resized to 100x100 using bicubic abd sace at quality 10 it is 22KB;

    other.jpg sharpening may help somesharper.jpgsharened this way is 24KB you can try other sharpening settings.

     
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    Nov 1, 2013 10:44 AM   in reply to Angelique & Friends

    If your willing to ware the right costume I'll take a photo with my camera

    https://scontent-b-lga.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/10420_147397550945_4457308_n.jpg

    You Facebook setting let others see your images....

     

    I can not answer what's going on I don't know...what your doing

     
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    Nov 1, 2013 1:23 PM   in reply to Angelique & Friends

    How are you determining the weight of your picture? Within PS? Make sure you are not reading the uncompressed file size.

     

    I downloaded you picture from post 2 and the file weight is 31KB

     
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