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Adobe Photoshop JPEG Compression in 60 Seconds
Save For Web is a feature of later editions of Adobe Photoshop that lets us balance size and quality to get the best resulting image.
What You Should Know About JPEG Compression
Save For Web won’t change your original image and by using the 2up, 3up and 4up options, you can compare your changes to your original, immediately.
Quality options will let you change the amount of pixels sampled and is set to Bicubic by default.
Quality goes from Maximum, with no visible distortion,
to low, which generally creates a lot of messy areas called artifacts.
Once happy with your picture, you can see a Preview in a web browser and then Save with the option to rename your file something more web friendly.
Want to learn more? Check out the video above to see this lesson at work!
A Bit More Detail
Learn more about JPEG Compression on Envato Tuts+:
- CompressionHow to Export JPGs for the Web from Adobe Photoshop LightroomAndrew Childress
- Post-ProcessingFacebook JPEG Compression: How to Get the Best Image Quality on Your TimelineMarie Gardiner
- Save for WebSave For Web: Better JPEG Compression with Adobe PhotoshopMarie Gardiner
- Post-ProcessingTwitter JPEG Compression: How to Create the Best Quality Image for Your FeedMarie Gardiner
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