3 Replies Latest reply on Dec 5, 2017 7:30 AM by jdanek

    Reducing File Size


      Hi All,

      Apologies if this seems like a basic question but I am not sure where I am going wrong.


      I am trying to set up Social Media Platforms for a business. The Graphic Design company have given me the main logo asset (our logo) and the file size it is is 1200 x 857 Pixel - 72 Pix/ Inch resolution as per Photoshop which I open it there.


      I am following Social Media Cheat Sheet which states for Instagram the profile pic must be 180  x 180 pixels optimum.  I am trying to create this asset so opened Photoshop File this size and dropped the larger asset into it and used Transform to scale down to fit.  The result is a blurred image.  I am obviously not understanding something basic that I should know about file size / resizing / resolution etc. 


      Can anyone help to outline the correct way to resize a larger image to smaller canvas without loosing any of the crispness?


      Thanks again.

        • 1. Re: Reducing File Size
          WILDCAT54 Level 4

          Make sure your image is in RGB color mode before you do anything! If it’s not, choose Image > Mode > RGB to convert it. After you’ve converted it, you can change the mode again if necessary.


          Try to only resize an image once. The more you resize, the more blurry and fuzzy things get. You can get around this by using a Smart Object.


          Choose Image > Image Size. When you want to REDUCE the image size, click on Resample Image check box to make sure it is selected and choose Bicubic Sharper from the drop down menu.


          Keep it crispy!

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          • 2. Re: Reducing File Size
            Evergreen12 Level 1

            Thank you very much!

            • 3. Re: Reducing File Size
              jdanek Level 4

              Try using the Crop tool and set the parameters to 150 x 150 at 72ppi.  Not sure how many colors your file uses, but save a copy of the original as a .png instead of .jpg.