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Old 2006-07-07, 04:42   Link #1
Rooked
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Reducing Size

I need some help reducing this picture:



to under 50kb.

Can anyone help, or give me some tips?
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Old 2006-07-07, 05:16   Link #2
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Your best bet is to either save it as a JPG or reduce the number of colours using an image editing application like The Gimp, Photoshop or Paint Shop Pro.

Edit: I see you have transparency ... so reduced color PNG(~24kb) would be best... (heh, or the GIF Luffeh posted while I was distracted...)
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Old 2006-07-07, 05:20   Link #3
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something like this perhaps?


(~26k)
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Old 2006-07-07, 11:42   Link #4
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Wow, you guys are awesome, thanks.

How did you two manage to reduce the size?
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Old 2006-07-07, 11:46   Link #5
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If you want to keep it transparent, save it as .gif and reduce the amount of colours until it's under 50kb's.

EDIT: ... Didn't notice that NightWish had edited his post. He explained the same thing already. x|
Go me.

By the way, Photoshop wouldn't let me change the amount of colours when saving the picture as a png. The only option I get is "Interlaced: Interlaced / None". Some reason for this?
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Old 2006-07-07, 12:35   Link #6
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You need to save it as PNG 8 to change the number of colours, not PNG 24. ^^

Also, something that might be worth mentioning in this thread, in case anyone didn't know already:

When you got to "Save For Web" in PS, there's an arrow next to the drop down list of presets; if you click it you have an option to optimise the image to a specific size, either using format you have selected or by letting it choose the best quality it can with GIF or JPEG.
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