You should "flatten image" before you save for web of course.
You'd be amazed how much image size you can trim off just by sacrificing a little bit of quality. Compression is pretty simple, instead of saving the color data in a format like this- A1= black, B1= black, C1= black, the computer will create an algorithym that says something along the lines of A1-C1= black. When you start compressing heavily though, the computer will start sweeping various levels of gray into the grouping of black and that's when you'll start noticing the drop in quality.[/quote]
I'm learning more everyday.
Thanks for the info.