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Help with Nik Software and filesize when saving.

Discussion in 'Image Processing' started by osterdahl, Dec 5, 2011.

  1. osterdahl

    osterdahl Mu-43 Regular

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    Nov 8, 2011
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    Leif Österdahl
    Hello!

    I have a (stupid?) question about saving from NIK:s software.

    I take a .jpeg with 6MB size into Color Exef Pro, apply a filter and save.
    The picture then is about 1.6MB???
    I can´t find any settings for saving? Only the "save-button"
    What have I missed? :confused:

    //Leif
     
  2. osterdahl

    osterdahl Mu-43 Regular

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    Nov 8, 2011
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    Leif Österdahl
    Nobody?
     
  3. phigmov

    phigmov Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Apr 4, 2010
    How about with a RAW file ? Any difference in behaviour ?

    JPEG is a lossy format - every time you edit the file its re-compressed. Depending on the edits you can lose a lot of information deemed unnecessary.

    Also Nik might have an 'Export' menu item - you may be able to select other formats and settings in lieu of a straight 'Save'.

    Good luck !
     
  4. osterdahl

    osterdahl Mu-43 Regular

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    Nov 8, 2011
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    Leif Österdahl
    Thanks for the answer phigmov.
    I have not tried with a RAW file yet.
    Yes I know that jpeg is a lossy format but I thought it went down in size very much.

    I have not yet found some setting in the software that allows me to choose how big the output will be.

    I will try out the RAW file and se what happens.

    //Leif
     
  5. osterdahl

    osterdahl Mu-43 Regular

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    Nov 8, 2011
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    Leif Österdahl
    I tried the same thing once more today.
    I open a 6MB file in Color Exef4, put a filter on it and saved.
    LR3 red the file to 1,18MB.

    Then I opened it in PS4 and checked the filesize and it was 35MB!
    So, it seems that Lightroom has some problem to read the correct filesize after Color Exef4...