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  1. Markw

    Markw No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    I was trying to upload a photo to my JPG account (featured in my signature), and youre only allowed photos 10MB and under. This one happens to be 11.7MB. Is there any other way to get the file size down without reducing the size (2848x4288 pixels)?

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    gehra TPF Noob!

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    an easy fix is lowering the dpi of the image
     
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    Big Mike I am Big, I am Mike Staff Member Supporting Member

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    You can reduce the file size of a JPEG image by reducing the size or resolution...or increasing the compression (lowering the quality).
     
  4. Markw

    Markw No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    If I increase the compression, will that make the photo look worse? Sounds as if it would..

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    Nevermind, im just going to make a copy that is smaller resolution and delete it once its on the site. Thanks.

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    Big Mike I am Big, I am Mike Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Yes, it does. But there is a balance between more compression and image quality. You can save a lot of file space by knocking the quality down a few notches and you probably wouldn't notice the quality difference.
     
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    I took it down to 98% and took the resolution down to 2200 (x whatever the relative height is for this..I only set one.) and it went down to 9.87MB, so im good. Thanks!

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