Illustrator :: Reducing Huge File Sizes

Jul 20, 2010

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.

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Mar 19, 2012

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!

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Aug 30, 2012

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.
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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.

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What else could be done to reduce the drawing size. The drawing response time is too slow as of now.

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Oct 12, 2004

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
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Oct 25, 2013

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.

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Feb 26, 2013

I have an image that is 912px long and 1px high..There is 1px of green at each end and the the rest is white.I need it to be 150px long 1px high in total.

2px of green (one at each end) and 148px of white in the middle.

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Sep 3, 2013

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.
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Sep 12, 2013

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?

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Apr 6, 2012

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...

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Aug 22, 2010

When making new artboards:
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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.

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Jun 19, 2013

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.
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Oct 4, 2013

When I record a save for web action that exports my artboard in 3 file sizes. 100%, 200% and 400% it works for the first few files.

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If I rerecord it it starts working again. But that defeats the purpose.

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Mar 27, 2008

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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?

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Jun 23, 2007

I am creating a 24"X18" Sign with text and simple graphics.

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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?

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Feb 10, 2013

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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.

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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!!

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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?

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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.

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I place the psd file and it places fine.

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