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Posted:
ok, heres the deally oh.

i wanna make a jpeg small enough to upload to hop as an avater. I know its possible, if you download a small jpeg its easily small enough, but i cant make one

never thought id have reason to curse photoshoop, but no mattter how low you set the res or how small you make the image, photoshop attaches something to the jpeg that takes it over the limit.

so my question is, bearing in mind i exclusivly work on a mac, how can i strip this superflous data out/what other app can i use to make em?

Ive had a look at the jpeg file in plaintext and all i find is a little 'this was made using adobe photoshop' comment line. surley that shouldent make it too big?

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DurbsBRONZE Member
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Posted:
Have you tried dropping the colour depth in Photoshop?
Take it down from 16 million to 256 or 24/32 bit (This is from memory, slackness is preventing me double-clicking the icon on my desktop...)

Or why not just save it as a gif? It's only little after all...

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polaritySILVER Member
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Posted:
Open up the Photoshop preferences and check under File Handling. There's options to stop it adding icons/thumbnails (versions for both Mac and Windows so it's going to be a fair bit of data).

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polaritySILVER Member
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Posted:
And if you use save for web and the 2-up view you can play around with the sliders and get it as small as possible without losing too much detail. A bit of blur can get rid of compression artifacts if you need it to be really small.

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FireByNiteSILVER Member
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Posted:
resizing the image works for me - but Im using paint shop pro

pm and ill do it for you and send it back if you want

or try paint shop pro if ya got it
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esmokahSILVER Member
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Location: wisconsin, USA


Posted:
go to microsoft's site and look for something called image resizing powertoy. you can just right click on the file you want, and resize it to your specs in seconds. it's really that easy.

it's on this page somewhere...

https://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/downloads/powertoys/xppowertoys.mspx

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MiGGOLD Member
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Posted:
try changing the quality settings in the dialog box when you save it, might make some difference.

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alien_oddityCarpal \'Tunnel
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Posted:
i have a small problem with a file type, i just been sent a RAR. file and cant open it as it's the wrong file type frown how can i change it to jpeg or and IMG file type???

Tao StarPooh-Bah
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Location: Bristol


Posted:
it's a zipped file. you need to download winrar...you can get a free trial version here...

https://www.download.com/WinRAR/3000-2250_4-10583567.html?tag=lst-0-1

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alien_oddityCarpal \'Tunnel
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Posted:
hug thanks tao

alien_oddityCarpal \'Tunnel
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Posted:
cripes, i thought i was only getting sent one picture in that file...............i have over 30 ubblol stuff like this.........






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Tao StarPooh-Bah
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Posted:
nice!!!!!!!!! that explains why it was zipped smile

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[Nx?]BRONZE Member
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Posted:
And the winner is.... Polarity!

thanks, that was the biscuit, took off the thumnails and it went from 24k to 4....

thank you!!!!!!!

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[Nx?]BRONZE Member
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Posted:
although i think i need to design a new avatar....

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