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hello! i've recently started using Photoshop Elements 13, before that i used Photoshop Elements 6.

i save my icons under .png and i've never broken livejournal's 40kb limit, but since switching programs i now do. when i do a typical save of [file → save as → format: png] my icons will be over 40kb, however if i do [save for web → png-24 & interlaced] they save under 40kb. as far as i know quality isn't lost when i do this and the icons look the exact same. is there a reason for this?



60kb


12kb

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teragramm
May. 15th, 2015 02:57 pm (UTC)
As I look at the 2 icons, to my eyes, the 60kb icon has more vibrant colors. What is the DPI on your image? It might be higher 72 (standard for internet). Have you tried copying the merged image and pasting it into a new 100x100, 72 dpi canvas?

I have PS CS3 so somethings might be different, but since, I would think, save for web and dpi is basic stuff, it probably wouldn't be different.
hyacinthos
May. 15th, 2015 03:52 pm (UTC)
i hadn't thought of pasting it onto a new canvas, but i just tried that and it did lower the kb however it's still over 40kb.

how would i go about checking the dpi?

i'm not sure if it's relevant, but when i open a new canvas this is what comes up:

teragramm
May. 15th, 2015 04:07 pm (UTC)
Resolution is the DPI (dots per inch). On this canvas the resolution is 118.11, change the resolution to 72, it should make the kbs lower. Try it and let me know.

Edited at 2015-05-15 04:08 pm (UTC)
hyacinthos
May. 15th, 2015 04:12 pm (UTC)
the results were the same as before, the kb is lower but it's now 58kb.
teragramm
May. 15th, 2015 06:48 pm (UTC)
Try making it a jpeg instead of a png, that should definitely work.

Edited at 2015-05-15 06:49 pm (UTC)
hyacinthos
May. 15th, 2015 07:34 pm (UTC)
i've always been under the impression that jpeg lower image quality, but it definitely does work!

thank you for your help. :)
seshat0120
May. 17th, 2015 03:53 pm (UTC)
Your resolution is set for printing, not saving for the web. 118.11 pixels/centimeter equals 300 pixels/inch. Your resolution should be 72 pixels/inch or, if you keep it set for centimeters, 28 pixels/centimeter.
hyacinthos
May. 17th, 2015 04:12 pm (UTC)
thank you so much!!
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