Image Compression

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BakaBT only allows images for descriptions that are <150kb in size. If your image is over the limit, you'll have to compress it to a file size that's acceptable.

JPEG Compression

JPEG is a format for lossy compression of images. This is the simplest and most wide-ranged used image format for compression.

Compression in GIMP

  1. In GIMP, choose to save as a JPEG. You should see a dialog box.
  2. Adjust the quality as high as possible until it's just under <150kb.
Dialog Box

Compression in Photoshop

  1. Go to File>Save for Web & Devices
  2. Change the file type to drop down in the drop down box
  3. Adjust the quality to find the right file size (Look at the bottom left under the preview)
Save for Web & Devices in Photoshop
File Type
Drop down to choose the file type for the image. JPEG, PNG, BMP, etc...
How much quality there should be. The higher the quality, the less compression. The less compression, the bigger the file size.
Final File Size
How big the file will be once you hit save.
Save File
Hit save to finish.