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How can you compress a full hd image to 300kb-500kb?

Discussion in 'Web Design' started by Silverion, Oct 27, 2013.

  1. Silverion

    Silverion Junior Member

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    Hi,

    Im optimizing one of my sites with a full width image background and after doing some research I found out there are websites using Full HD images (which is what I intend to use) that only weigh 300kb to 500kb. Considering my current image weighs 1.2 megabytes I would like to know how can I replicate that without sacrificing (much or any) of the quality. Thanks in advance.
     
  2. srinu0812

    srinu0812 Supreme Member

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    PicMonkey does the job perfectly!
     
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    It's very easy if you have photoshop.
    Full HD means 1920x1080 pixel resolution. So you simply open the image in photoshop and click "Save As" without changing anything.

    A window will pop up that lets you choose the quality of the image from 1-12. It's usually default at 12. You should move the arrow and choose 10 and it'll show an estimate of the image size.
    If it's still too big choose 9, 8 or even 7. The changes to the image are hardly visible to the human eye and will be noticed only if you zoom in.

    If you don't have photoshop, and you only have a couple of images then PM me and I'll do it for you.
     
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  4. Silverion

    Silverion Junior Member

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    I appreciate the offer. I was actually able to get what I wanted with Pic Monkey.

     
  5. Silverion

    Silverion Junior Member

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    Checked it out and you were right. Problem solved. Thanks a lot.

     
  6. srinu0812

    srinu0812 Supreme Member

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    Glad it solved. :)
     
  7. WinBoot

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    You should compress losless. I have a few resources for getting my images as small as possible without (alot) of quality loss. These are the ones which i use, one works for *.jpg and the other for *.png:
    jpegmini . com
    tinypng . org
     
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