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Old 05-19-2020, 10:09 AM   #1
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I finally got round to updating my signature to move Newt and Nugget over to the rainbow bridge side and add Pickle and Moo. I am not very good at uploading signatures and had to make it smaller and smaller to fit the max 22kb size of upload. So if anyone has any tips on how I can reduce the file size without making the signature so small it would be appreciated! It is actually slightly smaller than before now - I assume because I added more photos and made the file size bigger? Maybe too many layers of detail on the signature? (Background, frames and photos plus text).

Anyway I think it's ok
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Old 05-19-2020, 11:28 AM   #2
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You will need to use a image compressors to reduce the file size. Can’t remember the one I used to use - as haven’t used it in a while - but something like this https://compressjpeg.com/ - sometimes you need to compress the image multiple times to get to a file size that can be uploaded. It does reduce the quality of the signature slightly. It also does help if you compress the images used for the signature before hand too before making it as that helps the file size to be smaller too..
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Old 05-19-2020, 11:44 AM   #3
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Thank you Oh well it'll do for now even if a bit small!
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Old 05-19-2020, 12:48 PM   #4
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It's still a really nice signature.
I'm not sure but I might be able to make it a little larger within the kb limit in Photoshop if you'd like me to give it a go.
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Old 05-19-2020, 03:48 PM   #5
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That would be good thank you! Can you download the photo or do I need to send it to you? I just have photoshop express which doesn’t do much. I made the signature in canva. Increased the contrast in ps express and then resized in paint. Resizing in canva and is express made it look worse than resizing in paint!
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Old 05-19-2020, 10:21 PM   #6
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If you post a larger version in this thread I can download it, see what I can do & if it works upload the new one here for you to download if that makes sense!
If you've got an image with layers from Photoshop express (not sure what you can do with that tbh!) you could just email that to me, PM me if you want to do that.
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Old 05-20-2020, 03:40 AM   #7
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Thank you. I’ll try later. PS express doesn’t do much at all - you can change the look of the photo mainly - increasing contrast and adding filters etc. I did try saving it in the smallest possible file size but it just came out small again like above! I had a few goes yesterday at reducing file size/compressing but just end up with same size as above. The photos head already been resized before making the signature. Bit of a faff!
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Old 05-20-2020, 11:51 AM   #8
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It s smaller but I can easily read it and must say it looks very nice.
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Old 05-20-2020, 12:01 PM   #9
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Thank you Nancy. It's only a little bit smaller than it was before - 380 wide instead of 401. Lovely to see you on here and hope all ok with you at this time.
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Old 05-20-2020, 12:08 PM   #10
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Cypher this is the original as per details in my PM. Except not full size. As you can see I've managed to make it bigger -so they both look the same - see post further along!

Sig forum 2020 canva edited contrast PS - compressed 400 x 60.jpg
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