3 Replies Latest reply on May 22, 2008 12:13 PM by Newsgroup_User

    Jpeg Size problem

    Innoruuk
      I used Macromedia fireworks to make thumbnails and pop-up windows for my site - all in jpeg format.

      Usual size for 80x10 thumbnail was 3-5KB, and for 400x300 pictures was up 17-25KB (I was not using export wizard back then, I would just set up on optimize tab jpeg quality 79% and I would get those file sizes). If I used Export Wizard I would get about same size, so when I realized optimize was doing the same thing, i stopped using wizard since it takes too long.

      Now I switched to Fireworks CS3 and for some reason all files have gone up at least twice in size.
      If i open one of my old thumbnails: lets say 4.5k size, and just do save as.. (with 79% jpeg on optimize tab), newly saved file has 15KB. If I try to use export wizard and try to export it and put as target size 5KB all i get is a blur.

      I managed to some 30k jpegs get down to 17k using export wizard, (putting 79%), but if I do just save as.. with 79% on optimize tab, file stays at 30k.

      Can someone please explain what is going on here, and how can i make files to be similar in sizes I used to get with old Fireworks (don't tell me to install old version, I would like to keep using new one :-)).
      Also, is there a way to make those settings in optimize tab or somewhere else more accessible, since going to export wizard for every thumbnail and picture I create is just tedious.
        • 1. Re: Jpeg Size problem
          Level 7
          Innoruuk wrote:
          > I used Macromedia fireworks to make thumbnails and pop-up windows for my site -
          > all in jpeg format.
          >
          > Usual size for 80x10 thumbnail was 3-5KB, and for 400x300 pictures was up
          > 17-25KB (I was not using export wizard back then, I would just set up on
          > optimize tab jpeg quality 79% and I would get those file sizes). If I used
          > Export Wizard I would get about same size, so when I realized optimize was
          > doing the same thing, i stopped using wizard since it takes too long.
          >
          > Now I switched to Fireworks CS3 and for some reason all files have gone up at
          > least twice in size.
          > If i open one of my old thumbnails: lets say 4.5k size, and just do save as..
          > (with 79% jpeg on optimize tab), newly saved file has 15KB. If I try to use
          > export wizard and try to export it and put as target size 5KB all i get is a
          > blur.
          >
          > I managed to some 30k jpegs get down to 17k using export wizard, (putting
          > 79%), but if I do just save as.. with 79% on optimize tab, file stays at 30k.
          >
          > Can someone please explain what is going on here, and how can i make files to
          > be similar in sizes I used to get with old Fireworks (don't tell me to install
          > old version, I would like to keep using new one :-)).
          > Also, is there a way to make those settings in optimize tab or somewhere else
          > more accessible, since going to export wizard for every thumbnail and picture I
          > create is just tedious.
          >
          There is a bug in FW CS3 regarding meta data. FW normally strips out the
          meta data (reducing file size) during export, but it you SAVE the file,
          it retains the info. Problem is, if you SAVE the file first, something
          internal stops the meta data (or its reserved space) from being stripped
          out of the file on export. It's a known issue and I'm sure it will be
          addressed in the next version. But for now, the workaround is to do all
          your exporting first, or if you need to save the files first, do that,
          close the file and re open it. Export should work properly when the file
          is re opened.

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          • 2. Re: Jpeg Size problem
            Innoruuk Level 1
            Thank you very much!
            Closing and re-opening did the trick.
            • 3. Re: Jpeg Size problem
              Level 7
              Innoruuk wrote:
              > Thank you very much!
              > Closing and re-opening did the trick.
              You're very welcome!

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