Keynote - compress images?

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  1. ksmith80209 macrumors 6502a

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    So I've recently converted to Keynote and am thrilled with the overall more "professional" look & feel of the resultant presentations. However, one nice feature of PowerPoint is that you could have the app drop the cropped portions of an image (the parts that don't show) to allow for a smaller deck. In Keynote ('08 BTW) I've got some very large images that I've masked, cropped, and alpha'd and, as a result, the file is 85MB for 10 slides. Yikes! Does anyone know how to tell Keynote to compress or otherwise reduce the image size and get rid of the "unwanted" sections of these huge images?

    Thanks!
     
  2. kainjow Moderator emeritus

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    You cropped them in Keynote? I'd crop them in a graphics editor, save and use the newly cropped file. Will save you some space.
     
  3. ksmith80209 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Hmmm.. I have gimpshop, but it doesn't seem to support copy & paste so I was hoping to do everything right in Keynote.

    The real issue is - if you use the "instant alpha" feature and remove a lot of image, you should then be able to "discard" that data. It seems like Keynote retains everything leading to huge files.
     
  4. kainjow Moderator emeritus

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    I think the problem is in copying and pasting. That probably wouldn't help much since you don't know what format the image is in. What you want to do is use something like gimp and resize the image. Then save it as a jpeg and then add that jpeg into your keynote slide.
     
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