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New to Gimp - stuck

Nov 10, 2010, 14:54
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New to Gimp - stuck
Hi,

Im new to Gimp.. I want to move away from windows 100% and use Ubuntu, but I use Adobe Fireworks. That is the only thing that keeps me on that awful OS.

When creating a few test images, recreating images i have made in Firework, the files size of the Gimp images are huge in comparison. One thing i have noticed is for every action i take, the file size grows.

When i make a mistake, which i often do, undoing that action does not reduce the files size. For example, using the gradient tool, when i apply the gradient several times to get the desired effect i find that the image file size is massive.

I have a jpg background image that i created in Fireworks for a website i developed, i optimized this down to 15kb and it looks sharp. In Gimp the jpg file size is 60kb after optimizing, any lower and the image looses clarity.

how can i reduce the image file size back to the kb value it was when i click Edit>Undo

Thanks
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Nov 10, 2010, 18:40
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RE: New to Gimp - stuck
Undo has no influence on the image size. It all depends on the JPEG encoding parameters applied when the file is saved. The plain "quality" cursor is only part of the story. In the "advanced" options, the subsampling has a big influence on the final size. The size of a JPEG also depends on the amount of detail in it. Attach your JPEG from FW here so I can try a couple of things on it.

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