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Hello,

 

I regularly get images from a graphic designer that are supposed to be published on a website. But these images contain exotic matter that bloats the files. I have no idea what that designer does but the instructions "JPG, RGB, minimal file size for the web" seem very hard to execute for a designer. Or that person at least.

 

Anyway, the files are huge and converting them with Paint.NET they still remain huge. Dialing down the JPG quality to the minimum, the file won't go under 400 kB. Something is wrong here. Can Paint.NET handle this? Should it? Or is "professional" software required for this job?

 

My current workaround is using Affinity Photo, export the image as TIFF and then use Paint.NET to convert further to webp. That leads to nice small files.

 

The problematic image file is attached to this post.

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Your file probably has a bunch of "meta data" attached. (Sorry, too lazy to check... :D )

 

Open your image

Ctrl-A to select all

Ctrl-C to copy

Ctrl+Alt+V to paste it into a new image

Save that one

 

Following these instructions reduced the file from 920 to 348K.

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46 minutes ago, BoltBait said:

Your file probably has a bunch of "meta data" attached. (Sorry, too lazy to check... :D )

 

Open your image

Ctrl-A to select all

Ctrl-C to copy

Ctrl+Alt+V to paste it into a new image

Save that one

 

Following these instructions reduced the file from 920 to 348K.

 

Confirmed -- WICExplorer shows that this image has a ton of metadata. You can also find utilities that will strip metadata and "squash" the image with the best compression they can figure out. I usually use PNGGauntlet but it only operates on PNGs (which is what is used for all the icons in Paint.NET).

 

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