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Postby bojanglesmn » Mon Nov 28, 2005 11:57 pm

I'm new at this... :-B
How can I reduce the file size of my sigs?
I have seen a few elaborate sigs with up to six players on a single one...what!?!?
How does that work?
I can't figure it out. :-?
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Re: Question about file size...

Postby baseball6791 » Tue Nov 29, 2005 12:24 am

bojanglesmn wrote:I'm new at this... :-B
How can I reduce the file size of my sigs?
I have seen a few elaborate sigs with up to six players on a single one...what!?!?
How does that work?
I can't figure it out. :-?


It depends on what program you use, but for Photoshop for example, when you want to save your work, you choose "Save For Web" and then choose JPEG. Then drag the quality bar until the size of the file (which should be below the preview of the sig) goes under 12 KB then hit save ;-D
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Postby bojanglesmn » Tue Nov 29, 2005 12:32 am

Yeah, but when you put like all kinds of pics on there, and you try to optimize it, wouldn't it distort the whole image, so you barely even see it? :-?
Or does a bunch of pics not really make a whole lot of difference?
I dunno I've never tried cramming all kinds of stuff on my sigs...looks cool though.
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Postby baseball6791 » Tue Nov 29, 2005 1:41 am

bojanglesmn wrote:Yeah, but when you put like all kinds of pics on there, and you try to optimize it, wouldn't it distort the whole image, so you barely even see it? :-?
Or does a bunch of pics not really make a whole lot of difference?
I dunno I've never tried cramming all kinds of stuff on my sigs...looks cool though.


It really depends on the individual sig - if there are less contrasting colors in the sig, you dont have to downsize as much - pretty much every sig on here takes a hit when it is downsized, but not enough to destroy the images.
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Postby Simulacrum » Tue Nov 29, 2005 4:31 pm

bojanglesmn wrote:Yeah, but when you put like all kinds of pics on there, and you try to optimize it, wouldn't it distort the whole image, so you barely even see it? :-?
Or does a bunch of pics not really make a whole lot of difference?
I dunno I've never tried cramming all kinds of stuff on my sigs...looks cool though.


You should "flatten image" before you save for web of course. ;-D

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.
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Postby bojanglesmn » Tue Nov 29, 2005 6:15 pm

You should "flatten image" before you save for web of course. ;-D

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. ;-D
Thanks for the info.
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