How to reduce the file size of a PSD image with minimal quality loss?


I have a full colour PSD image file which I want to convert to a format that can be easily shared on the web.

The current size is of the PSD is around 7MB.

I want to reduce the file size to something around 70kb without losing quality.

What is the best format and best method to do this?

I tried to achieve this file size reduction with Photoshop tools. Saving as a JPEG and setting the quality to high gives me a file of 110kb

This is too big, and with a lower quality level gives me unacceptable results.

I know there are plenty of other methods to reduce the file size, can you share your experience on this issue?

3/24/2014 1:33:00 PM

In addition to the trying different quality settings, also experiment with more compression and the "blur" setting for jpegs.

Also try additional optimization tools like Image Optim, ImageAlpha, TinyPNG or JPEGmini.

3/24/2014 5:00:00 AM