Picture Reduction

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by saga, Feb 19, 2007.

  1. saga macrumors regular

    May 19, 2006
    I have a task at hand to reduce the size of a picture file to 6k or less, to create an avatar for my friend. How do I go about this. The original size of the file is 44k.
  2. Mydriasis macrumors 6502


    Mar 17, 2005
    You can change:
    • size dimensions (pixels)
    • color depth
    • compression format

    Do you have PS? Try save for web... there you can set the maximum size!
  3. leandroc76 macrumors regular

    Oct 27, 2003
    Do you have photoshop, Gimp? This is probably the mose basic thing you can do to an image.

    We need a little more info.
  4. dllavaneras macrumors 68000


    Feb 12, 2005
    Caracas, Venezuela
    I agree with the previous posters. "saving for web" strips a file of it's resource fork and lowers the file size. Resizing or further compression also lower the size, for obvious reasons.
  5. saga thread starter macrumors regular

    May 19, 2006
    No Zed, I don't have photoshop. It sounds like save for web may be my best bet.

Share This Page