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Downsizing image didn't lower the file size.

Explorer ,
Jan 31, 2024 Jan 31, 2024

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I was working on an image in PS 2024 and somehow the image size was huge, maybe 33" x 20" (guessing) at 300 dpi  and the file size was 1.96 GB.  I changed the image size to 7.5" x 5" at 300 dpi. The Image size changed, but the file size is still 1.96 GB.  The lower left of the PS window shows the new size 7.5" x 5" at 300 dpi, the Finder on my Mac shows the correct Image Size, but the file size is 1.96 GB. Another photo app also shows the file size as 1.96 GB. 

 

I have used PS for many years, changed the image size hundreds of times, and never ran into this issue. Why is the file size still 1.96 GB. FYI I worked on variations of this image in different saved versions, and all have the same problem.

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Explorer , Feb 08, 2024 Feb 08, 2024

Ahhh, I understand what happened now. I was using Generative Fill on parts of my image and i still had multiple layers with rejected Generative Fill. I usually like to save unused layers so i can see my alternate ideas at a later time. Evidently i shouldn't save unused Generative fill layers. My file size dropped to 40MB.  Thanks for making me re-look at my file.

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Jan 31, 2024 Jan 31, 2024

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This sounds like a case of excessive photoshop:DocumentAncestors metadata bloat:

 

https://prepression.blogspot.com/2017/06/metadata-bloat-photoshopdocumentancestors.html

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Thanks but unfortunately that didnt solve my issue. There was no photoshop:DocumentAncestors metadata associated with it, that i could find.

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Feb 08, 2024 Feb 08, 2024

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Please provide the file. 

 

Does the file contain Smart Objects or off-canvas content, what are the Color Mode and Bit Depth, are there additional Channels, …? 

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Ahhh, I understand what happened now. I was using Generative Fill on parts of my image and i still had multiple layers with rejected Generative Fill. I usually like to save unused layers so i can see my alternate ideas at a later time. Evidently i shouldn't save unused Generative fill layers. My file size dropped to 40MB.  Thanks for making me re-look at my file.

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