KeyserSoze1 wrote in post #15175437
Thanks. Well, I will be sending some online submissions and the rule is each image must not exceed a 4MB weight
. How can I tell how many MB does my image have? I use a PSE9 for resizing
If you don't mind doing a little trial-and-error work, this is pretty easy.
Start by doing a Save As in PSE. That will give you a dialog box where you can adjust the amount of compression (Quality) and the box will tell you how big the image will be. If, at the quality level you want you can't get the file size low enough, then cancel out and back up. (See attached image for example, note that it says 942.7K.)
Then, go into Image > Resize > Image Size... and make the image smaller. How much smaller? I don't know -- make a guess, maybe cut the dimensions in half.
Now, try the Save As procedure again and see what you can get, trading off compression (Quality) with file size.
You'll soon get enough experience to be able to move through this procedure pretty quickly.
But... I assume you are submitting JPGs -- have you checked the size of the files that you already have? They may be OK already, and if not then just a bit of compression may help.
Final note: If you're starting out with a JPG, then when you do the Save As be sure to give the file a new name (maybe add a number or letter) so as not to overwrite your original.
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