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How to Use Adobe Photoshop JPEG Compression in 60 Seconds

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Welcome to Photoshop in 60 Seconds, in which you can learn a new design skill, feature, or technique in just a minute!

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.

Browse the incredible selection of Save for Web Photoshop Actions on GraphicRiver to save your photos faster. And check out the video below to learn more.

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.

Save For Web Settings

Quality options will let you change the amount of pixels sampled and is set to Bicubic by default.

Quality options for Save for Web

Quality goes from Maximum, with no visible distortion, to low, which generally creates a lot of messy areas called artifacts.

Maximum Quality in Save for WEb

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+:

60 Seconds?!

This is part of a series of quick video tutorials on Envato Tuts+ in which we introduce a range of subjects, all in 60 seconds—just enough to whet your appetite. Let us know in the comments what you thought of this video and what else you'd like to see explained in 60 seconds!

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