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It wasn't sent on a 10k email.
Well, maybe the HTML portion is about that, but the Elvis image is 110.21k. And that's just for starters.
Firefox (I'm using version 2) has a nifty item under its Tool menu item called Page Info. If you click the Media tab, you get a list of all the media in the page, including images. Clicking on each image brings up some summary information about the images, including size.
The Elvis image is over 110k
The top part of the "Click Here to View the I Do" image is over 91k
The bottom part of the "Click Here to View the I Do" image is over 72k
The top part of the "Click here to View the Phrase Cafe Collection" image is over 99k
The bottom part of the "Click here to View the Phrase Cafe Collection" image is almost 62k
Add up the main images, and you have 434k. This newsletter is closer to half a megabyte than 10k.
Sounds like you're doing a better job than you thought you were!
> I've sent out several email newsletters and I have a very tough time getting
> my images below 100KB and that's just from a few photos.
> I have no idea how this entire newsletter was sent on a 10KB email:
> Is Fireworks the best program to create the most optimized images for the
> What I don't understand is how they get the size so low but everything is
> still very readable and looks like good quality.
> When I try to use the .jpg smaller file option on export, the image gets
> very sketchy.
> Anyone have any recommendations?
> Thank you!
All of the images are linked from a server. The images are loaded when
you open the email. The email itself only contains the necessary html.