Photoshop saving issue (FILES TOO LARGE)

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Hello,

Whenever I'm attempting to save a JPEG in Photoshop CC, even the smallest size JPEG comes out at around 6MB at least. I've tried everything from rebuilding the file to flattening all the layers, yet nothing seems to have worked so far. I'm trying to create web graphics and the file should typically be around ~100KB. Anyone have any suggestions on what I can do to fix this? I've tried restarting the computer and resetting the preferences file for Photoshop but it still won't work.

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Photoshop saving issue (FILES TOO LARGE)

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Hello,

Whenever I'm attempting to save a JPEG in Photoshop CC, even the smallest size JPEG comes out at around 6MB at least. I've tried everything from rebuilding the file to flattening all the layers, yet nothing seems to have worked so far. I'm trying to create web graphics and the file should typically be around ~100KB. Anyone have any suggestions on what I can do to fix this? I've tried restarting the computer and resetting the preferences file for Photoshop but it still won't work.

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go to image/image size... what are the pixel dimensions?

Win10 v2004 :: i7-9700 :: 64GB + m.2 :: Nvidia 2070 8GB

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or try save for web, under File>Export. This will allow you to resize to a specific pixel dimension and pick a compression setting.

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Check this thread out. jpg file size during "save as"

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I literally deleted all the layers and just left it with one blank layer on an 800x320px image at 300ppi and it still saved it as 7.5MB.

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This intrigues me as I work with very large files (close to GB with many layers) and have no issues saving to jpeg. Could you give more detail on what platform, what version of Photoshop?

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i have a feeling that your image is not 800x320 px...could you post a screenshot of your image/image size window?

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I'm on a Mac OS 10.10.3 using Photoshop CC 20140508.r58 x64. It's the 2014 version of Photoshop CC. I've tried with a couple other files and I'm still getting the same issue. Even when I bring the JPEGs into another program and try to reserve them (like through Preview or Illustrator) I still am ending up with a huge file size. It seems to me like it's trying to keep data left over from editing the file but I don't think that should be remaining in the JPEG file!

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Then we are speaking apples and apples--- I will try different attributes and let you know what I see but hopefully others such as experienced ones who are already here can see the issue. I will get back on this as soon as I can. Often there are issues that can be resolved with time but if there is a "bug" in this problems we will report. Hang in we will do what we can to help!

Since you are prob. on the Cloud why have you not uploaded the latest?

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I haven't updated to the latest version because this is actually happening on my work computer which has its own licensing agreement. We aren't updated on the software releases until another 4 months. It's set at a 6 month cycle.

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