Step-by-Step Tutorial: How to Compress JPEGs to 100KB Using Photoshop

In today’s digital age, where high-quality images are essential for online presence, it’s crucial to find ways to optimize file sizes without compromising image quality. One popular requirement is compressing JPEGs to a specific file size, such as 100KB. In this step-by-step tutorial, we will explore how to achieve this using Adobe Photoshop.

Understanding JPEG Compression

Before we dive into the steps, let’s take a moment to understand the basics of JPEG compression. When you save an image as a JPEG file, it undergoes a compression process that reduces its file size by eliminating unnecessary data. This compression is achieved by reducing the image’s quality and removing certain details that are less noticeable.

Step 1: Open Your Image in Photoshop

The first step is opening your image in Adobe Photoshop. Launch Photoshop and navigate to “File” > “Open” or use the keyboard shortcut “Ctrl + O” (Windows) or “Command + O” (Mac). Browse your computer and select the JPEG image you want to compress.

Step 2: Resize the Image

Resizing your image can significantly impact its file size. To resize your image in Photoshop, go to “Image” > “Image Size.” A dialog box will appear displaying various options for changing the dimensions of your photo.

In this tutorial, we are focusing on reducing file size while maintaining resolution. Uncheck the option “Resample Image,” which preserves the original number of pixels and prevents any loss in quality due to resizing. Enter new values for width and height or adjust the percentage until you reach an optimal size suitable for your needs.

Step 3: Adjust Compression Settings

Now that you have resized your image let’s proceed with adjusting the compression settings. Go to “File” > “Save As,” choose a destination folder, and enter a new name for your compressed image. Make sure the format is set to JPEG.

A new dialog box will appear, providing various options for saving your JPEG image. Look for the “Quality” slider and drag it towards the left to decrease the quality. As you adjust the slider, keep an eye on the estimated file size displayed below. Aim for a size close to 100KB.

Step 4: Preview and Save

Before finalizing your compression settings, it’s essential to preview the changes and ensure that the image quality is acceptable. Click on “Save” to save your compressed image in the designated folder.

To preview your compressed image, open it in an image viewer or re-import it into Photoshop. Zoom in and examine different areas of the photo, paying attention to any loss of detail or visible artifacts caused by excessive compression. If necessary, repeat steps 3 and 4 until you achieve a balance between file size and image quality that meets your requirements.

By following these step-by-step instructions using Adobe Photoshop, you can efficiently compress JPEG images to around 100KB without compromising too much on quality. Remember that finding the right balance between file size reduction and maintaining visual integrity is crucial when optimizing images for online use.

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