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Re: The support forum is back online!

Post by laserfan » Tue Oct 05, 2010 9:33 am

admin wrote:
laserfan wrote:One of the many reasons I love this hobby--always something new to learn.
Haven't learned to make an avatar yet? :P
Ok, you shamed me into it!

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Re: The support forum is back online!

Post by admin » Tue Oct 05, 2010 9:55 am

Who dat guy?

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Re: The support forum is back online!

Post by Audionut » Tue Oct 05, 2010 2:10 pm

MrVideo wrote:The JPEG compressor within Photoshop CS2 gave too large of a result, even when set to 2. Ended up using PNG.
Wow, adobe must have made some big gains with their jpg compressor.

Here's the result in CS5 at 100% quality for your 70x70 already compressed avatar,

4,529 bytes
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And at 70% - 2,296 bytes
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Re: The support forum is back online!

Post by clumpco » Tue Oct 05, 2010 2:43 pm

admin wrote:Haven't learned to make an avatar yet? :P
Good job I read this thread, I had to look up "Avatar" :P

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Re: The support forum is back online!

Post by clumpco » Tue Oct 05, 2010 3:26 pm

MrVideo wrote:Nope. Even cropping the 2200x2200 image to 2200x1500 and shrinking that to 70x48 didn't make a difference. At a level of 5, the JPG was still 14kB.
Try this tool. Set to 10% size and 80% quality and drop the file on it to get a 220x220 version. Then drop this version in with size set to 33% and try different quality settings.

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Re: The support forum is back online!

Post by Audionut » Tue Oct 05, 2010 3:53 pm

MrVideo wrote:At a level of 5, the JPG was still 14kB.
Use "save for web and devices", not "save as".

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Re: The support forum is back online!

Post by clumpco » Tue Oct 05, 2010 4:11 pm

MrVideo wrote:That tool did indeed work. Strange that the user can't enter the desired reduction value, or even enter the dimensions in pixels.
I wrote it for a specific purpose, which was to drop 3-4MB photos to a few 100K for email attachment. Since it works as a batch on a bunch of different sized images I decided just to use reduction percentage rather than desired size.

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Re: The support forum is back online!

Post by kypec » Wed Oct 06, 2010 1:04 pm

Audionut wrote:
MrVideo wrote:Here's the result in CS5 at 100% quality for your 70x70 already compressed avatar,

4,529 bytes
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And at 70% - 2,296 bytes
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I've used my everyday PictView plugin for Altap Salamander and saved with 80% quality = 1,583 bytes ;)
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BTW: Price of that plugin is about 1000x smaller than that of CS5, go figure :o

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