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Kobalt__
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Posted 02 April 2013 - 10:09 PM

Im relatively new to the image editing and all that, so im wondering how I shrink the file size of this sig I am making. Its dimensions are within the limits. But it says the file size is 53,xxx bytes over the limit. Just wondering how I am able to make my sig work. Im using gimp by the way.

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Posted 03 April 2013 - 06:26 AM Edited by Graven, 03 April 2013 - 06:47 AM.

Are You exporting to png?
There's a slider to take quality down , 1-9. Try sonething like 3. Also image>mode >convert to indexed. You can drop to 128 and even lower without seeing much quality loss.
If you dont need transparency, export to jpg, 90-95 quality goes easily under 80 kb.

If you want even smaller files, google RIOT radical image optimization tool. Plugin version can be installed automatically for gimp, but iirc it's for the 32-bit gimp only atm, There's also a stand-alone version.

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Posted 03 April 2013 - 04:27 PM

QUOTE (Graven @ Wednesday, Apr 3 2013, 06:26)
Are You exporting to png?
There's a slider to take quality down , 1-9. Try sonething like 3. Also image>mode >convert to indexed. You can drop to 128 and even lower without seeing much quality loss.
If you dont need transparency, export to jpg, 90-95 quality goes easily under 80 kb.

If you want even smaller files, google RIOT radical image optimization tool. Plugin version can be installed automatically for gimp, but iirc it's for the 32-bit gimp only atm, There's also a stand-alone version.

I was doing PNG. I switched it to JPG, made it full size and it was only 37 kb. Exported it to PNG and it was 135 kb.

Glad you told me about that. Thanks for the help!




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