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Yet another huge filesize question!

Community Beginner ,
Nov 29, 2023 Nov 29, 2023

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My .psd has two layers, the plain white "Background" [Padlock] and one layer above it, with a fairly detailed image of snowflakes and stuff. I have selected All and cropped to make sure there's nothing outside the visible area.

It is 1969 x 2854 pixels, 8-bit CMYK

 

It is 1.57GB on disk!

 

I flatten it to just the one "Background" [Padlock] layer. 

 

It is now 10.4MB on disk, as I might expect. I have attached it to this post.

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Nov 29, 2023 Nov 29, 2023

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Hi @default5w4heblekm6h as with many stock images - the layer you had on top of the background could have been a smart object - meaning cropping would not have affected it. Rasterizing the smart object layer first, then cropping would resolve.

If you still have the issue - can you post a screenshot of your doc with the layers panel open showing both layers?

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Nov 30, 2023 Nov 30, 2023

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Thanks for replying, screenshot attached.  No sign of it being a smart object, and "Convert to smart object" is available in the Layers menu, rather than being greyed out.

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Nov 30, 2023 Nov 30, 2023

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When you hit cmd-T without any active Selection is the Transform Box the expected size? 

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Nov 30, 2023 Nov 30, 2023

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It was only about 5% larger than the visible area. I don't feel like I have a definitive answer, taking into account the lack of any smart object indication.

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Nov 30, 2023 Nov 30, 2023

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Aha, but "Rasterize layer" was available too. Did so, cropped, 21MB!
Thanks again for your help.  It wasn't my file originally so they must have dragged the image in, but there was no little icon indicating the layer was a smart object....

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@default5w4heblekm6h looking at your screenshot I concur that it doesn't appear as a smart object but the fact that it still had "Rasterize Layer" means it may have either still had been a smart object or a vector layer. Either way - the same solution would apply - rasterize the layer to reduce the file size and allow cropping.

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The answer would probably lie with whoever created the original file and how they added that image layer or where it was sourced from.

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