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


Question

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?

2014/03/24
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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.

2014/03/24
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3/24/2014 5:00:00 AM