I am making very detailed artwork in Illustrator that ultimately has to be uploaded to a website as a pdf file. This artwork takes ages to save and when converted to pdf format, even at the lowest quality pdf, the files are huge. What is the best way to get the file size down? Turning the files into low res jpegs somewhat defeats the purpose of making detailed vector art in the first place.
The artwork has a lot of repeated elements that could be turned into symbols but I'm told this doesn't fix the problem of huge pdfs.
I do beer signs for a living. Sometimes I like to import other coreldraw files into my current work to take designs off of them, such as a curve or a portion of text. I then delete the unused parts. The problem is that whenever I do this, it makes the save file huge!
You can test this. Open an empty coreldraw file. Drag a few .cdr's into it. Delete everything you imported. Save the empty file. It will be the size of all those .cdr's combined!
So, I was photographing the moon tonight and shooting in my usual format - RAW. I took the photos into Lightroom and selected the one I liked best. After tweaking the contrast and clarity a little, I decided that I wanted to change around where the moon way positioned - in a way crop wouldn't allow. So I turned to "edit-in" and then selected Photoshop CS6 from the options. All was fine, Photoshop appeared and I began editing. I decided that I wanted to place my moon in a completely different location, so to do this I decided I'd select the area around the moon, copy it, paint over it, then paste the moon back onto a new layer and paste it exactly where I wanted it. I think this is why I'm having issues. All was well and it was time to save. I hit save...suddenly it was taken ages to save. I'm talking at least 2 minutes of save time. Realising that was odd, I decided to check out how big the new file was...nearly 1GB big as a TIFF.
I don't like saving my photos as anything other than TIFFs, but I don't have unlimited storage space.
Why was this file so huge after editing in Photoshop, how do I avoid it/what did I do wrong?
I have created a file in illustrator 23in x 67in which is 137mb how can I reduce this as small as possible to be able to print it, as when I save it as a pdf it reduces to 27mb which is still to large.
I had a drawing of 64 MB size.Eliminating the single element and no element groups and optimising the block design we could reduce the drawing to 48 MB size.The drawing does not have layer filters, states and is purged completely. It contains links to an external database in which the attribute data is stored.
What else could be done to reduce the drawing size. The drawing response time is too slow as of now.
I have a whole directory of images which I took with my digital camera. I want to post them on my site, however I would like to reduce their size to fit the html pages. I know how to perform this task for individual photos, but since my directory consists of many images, this task will be very time consuming.
I was wondering if there is any way to have photoshop make the same image size reduction on all images, by running some sort of script or any other way. If there is such a way, does photoshop also save the new smaller images?
Several days ago I noticed my files sizes were enormous. I was unable to even open them to work on them. Something that was once 517KB becomes 161MB the next time I save it.
After I installed the Corel update this morning, things were back to working as usual. But tonight it's back to the huge files. I saved a simple greeting card file - no halftones, no gradients, etc. It saved at 19.7MB. A few minutes later after making some small changes - saving again it was now 118 MB.
I tried saving to a lower version of Corel and ver 15 it was the same scenario. When saving to 12, 13, & 14 the files were normal, small sizes. But after a few hours even those versions were saving at huge sizes.
I've had a friend check her computer using the same file - she has the exact same computer & on Corel X6. All of her files are nice and small like they are supposed to be.
I've run virus checks and nothing is coming up. I am on Windows 7 64 bit.
Other than recreating all of my files every time I use them - I have no way of saving usable .cdr files.
I'm creating a huge Illustrator file, 16383 by 12288 pixels. This happens to be the maximum width that Illustrator will allow.I can export this size as a TIF, no problem. But I'd also like to export this file at 2x size, 32766 x 24576.
Recently I upgraded fo Illustrator CS6 and found something that is going to screw up my working with clients. The problem is that the .ai and .eps files are having really huge size (67MB on an average). I have used about 6 images (jpeg at 1024x768, less than 1MB each) made them as pattern in the swatches panel and applied on various shapes. The .ai file size is 109MB :O :O :O . Another ridiculous thing is that an art that contains only 3 lines of text plus some circles and squares (3 circles, 2 squares) filled with solid color is around 68MB.
how to reduce the file size without compromising on the pattern quality.
I designed artwork for a large banner (84" x 32") so my AI artboard is that large. As you can imagine, with all the text and graphics I used, this file size is 22.8 MB. I need to email this art to the printer, but the file size is too large to email. How do i go about reducing the file size in AI so it still maintains large format print resolution? Will saving to a PDF lose the print quality?
I have two designs for labels that have to be approved by the government for type size regulations. The current size of the illustrator files are 133.3 MB and 24.7 MB I need to provide these at no larger than 450 kb AND the type must be readable and measurable for approval.
I have tried everything I can think of to provide the artwork small enough yet still retaining enough resolution to not make the type fuzzy and not able to be measured for size. I've tried making the files from within illustrator, I've tried taking everything into Photoshop to make the JPEGS with no luck. They want either a gif, jpeg or tiff no larger than 450 kb that is viewable at the print size of the label with no loss of resolution...
1. how do you make it so it is a multi-page document for printing? 2. can you have artboards that are different sizes as part of the same file? 3. what is the point of changing the order of artboards? 4. do you use extra artboards for coming up with ideas off of the main canvas? because it seems you could also do this just outside the boundaries of the main artboard.
My coworker and I both have the same version of Illustratir (CS6) and both use Lion on iMacs, but today noticed something weird. He saved a file similar to a file I had done before as both an eps and a pdf and his file size was more than twice what my file sizes usually are. I thought it was odd, so I copied everything from his file into a new file (same dimensions) and saved out an eps and pdf (default settings), and like I thought, my files were less than half the size of his.
Why would two machines be saving identical files at different sizes? Is there a setting somewhere I'm missing? Everything in the file is vector, if it matters. There's not even any editable text.
i am working on colour-washing an A0 sized scanned architectural elevations drawing, nothing major, but the file size has now gone massive.
it started off as a scanned PDF of 2mb, which i converted to .PSD format and began bucket-filling area's with colour. the .PSD file is now 60mb, and i have flattened the image so there is only one layer?
the problem with it being 60mb is that our plotter hasnt got enough memory to print it.
and i have only coloured half of the drawing so far!
how can i reduce the file size but still keep it in .PSD format?
I am creating a 24"X18" Sign with text and simple graphics.
I set my canvas to 24X18 and the file size is over 2gb.
Should I be doing this in smaller scale to make the file sizes smaller? What happens when I send the file to the sign shop for printing? Will they need the full 24X18, or can I make it smaller but in a format that the print shop can blow up without sacrificing quality?
ALSO, I need to be able to send an example of the sign to my client by email. How can I make a downsized version with a small enough file size to email?
I have a STEP file which was made with SolidWorks that I need to get into Max.
The file contains a fair amount of duplicate objects, like 10 highly detailed motors that are used, etc. When I imported the file into Max, I begin experiencing momentary periods of time where max become unusable. I believe this is happening during my auto-saves. So I checked my Max file, it's over 250 MB.
I know the problem is all the duplicated geometry, so how can I tell max, "these two things are the same." Without going through the painstaking task of actually recreating instanced geometry?
The project weight is almost 2 GB.Is taking hours open my project file. I have to send a edit by tomorrow but right now I don't know if I will be able to open my project to start editing.
I have read in your forums this is a common bug but nobody say how can be solved, I already lost all day waiting and I can't be waiting all night to start the editing at early morning, this is totally insane. I'm editing in a Macbook Pro Retina with 16 GB of RAM.
I edited a lot in this computer with this software version ( CS6 ) and never got this problem.
In this project are sequences with Magic Bullet effects and Warp Stabilizer but this can't be an excuse, must be a solution for this because I already lost 8 hours looking to my screen.
I'm used to working with older versions of Photoshop CS, where I 'just save' exr with no options. This previously resulted in file sizes half that of .hdr. In this latest version if I choose to save uncompressed (which I assumed the old versions of Photoshop did?) the file size is a good 10x larger than they used to be. If I save as zlib or wavelet, they're similar size (a fair bit less than a .hdr).
What did the old Photoshop use for compression? Or how can I find out? I don't remember my old exrs taking so long to compress and save either (with zlib) but I might be wrong.
I have been using solid body ipts and iLogic code to drive them. I got a little carried away and noticed that the file size was 47 MEG. So I decided to start stripping out items in the model. I stripped out of all the code and all but the initial solid body. There is nothing left but a simple extruded feature. I saved the file and checked the size... 39 MEG.
What is it that could possibly be left in the ipt that would be 39 MEG? I probably deserve this punishment for pushing Inventor beyond its "normal" capabilities.
I'm laying out some big panels containing smaller images, so I am adding these using 'File>Place'. However, while the empty panel takes up about 70 MB, placing 3MB worth of smaller images makes the file size explode to a whopping 150MB, making it impossible to fill up the entire board. So far, I've seen file sizes of 500 MB, with Photoshop eating up 50GB swap files. what is going on here?
I created a short project of two clips of 640 x 480 avi clips with no transitions in VideoStudio Pro X4. I created a media file output and chose the option "same as the first clip." The file created was about 39 MB. Everything was good.
Then I created a media file using the option "Project Properties" and the file size ballooned to about 354 MB, even though I set the Project Properties to the same values as the original clip!!
I need to use Project Properties. Otherwise, when I add transitions, during the transitions the video size changes to widescreen for some reason and the picture looks stretched out from left to right, until after the transition, when the video goes back to 640 x 480.
How can I use the Project Properties option when creating the final media file and not get huge files, or how can I use the "same as the first clip" option and keep the transitions the same size as the first clip (640 x 480) instead of switching to a wide screen mode?
Is it a proper way of copy some details or layout from DXF files to CAD file? I received multiple(10 files, 2.5mb average) DXF file from source, and they need to input some layout of it to the base CAD Drawing file.My CAD file became huge (around 40mb) when I copy some of the layout from DXF. Do I need to save DXF file into CAD file before I copy some of their layout to get a lower file? I need to send the CAD file to the source for their copy.
Last month, I was drafting a simple 2d floor plans for my school assignment but the cad file size became huge and started to crash. After consulting my lecturers, I did a few things to attempt to solve the overly huge file size.
1. Redrew the drawing from scratch
2. Purged both old & new drawings
3.Auditted both old & new drawings
4. Saved each floor plan as a separate drawing so as to reduce file size
However, the same problem occurred and the new drawings also became too huge & slow to work with.
I have been using illustrator since 1988 and I am not sure why all of a sudden this is happening. I must have clicked the wrong box or something. I save a jpg from my psd file at 5 x 6 inches at 300 dpi. I place it into my letter sized page in illustrator CS5 and it comes out huge. I look at the bar at the top at it says its 72ppi.
Just earlier today, it place fine and viewed like a 300 dpi file. What did I mess up to make this happen all of a sudden.Why is it placing at 72 ppi?
I checked InDesign and it places fine.
I place the psd file and it places fine.
But the jpg places huge at screen resolution.
I understand the difference between print vs screen resolution.
Working in Adobe Photoshop CS. I have a tif file that is 36"x36" at 150dpi. Flattened image; Grayscale mode. File size is 28.499MB. Is there any way to reduce the file size other than change it to a jpeg? I need to email it somewhere and they can't accept files over 20MB.