Unwanted File Size Shrinkage on Save
Posted on 2002-07-15
I am using Photoshop 6.0.1 and let's say I have scanned an
image that is is 12 mb jpeg.
I put that 12 mb image into photoshop and do whatever corrections are needed, some are minor and some are very
After saving the file, instead of expecting a slightly to
moderate file size increase - the opposite happens and that 12 mb jpeg is very much smaller.
The saved image is also saved to jpeg FYI. I do not fully
understand what is happening here. I am not a photoshop
"expert" but I have a fairly good knowledge about it to
the extent I am comfortable with the things I do with
Photoshop. I am tho a professional photographer for the past 42 years.
This also will happen with even tiff files. Some scans are
in the neighborhood of 80 to 200 mb files at usually 600 -
1200 & occasionally 1600 dpi.
I wish to preserve all the quality that I have diligently
scanned and worked on. I don't think by having by some
quirk my files so reduced on save that I am preserving
what I originally had.
Would someone please tell me what I am doing wrong and how
to preserve my file size. Any and all comments are highly