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otieatkins

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Good Morning!
I bought a nice little slideshow program to use on my website. The problem is, it's creating a 5.4 mb file. Not good for slow internet connections.
I need to be able to reduce the size without actually reducing the size (I want it to be as big as it is but only taking a fraction of the space).
I have tried a couple of programs but they always seem to make my image smaller when viewing.
What can I do?
Thanks so much!!
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otieatkins-

Unfortunately, not much. Reducing the file size of the image will means reducing either the quality or size of the image. That's inherent in the data that comprises image files.

What are the before/after sizes of the image (I'm assuming standard JPEG, but correct me if I am wrong) you're trying to use? Five and a half M for a JPEG seems huge; I think you can get away with a smaller image and still get away with the point your site is trying to make.
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Thank you for such a quick reply. The actual size of the entire slideshow is 5.4 MB. If the slideshow is on my website, and someone goes to my website to view it, are they downloading it to view it? Does it really matter to them how big it is because all they're doing is "looking" at it?
Thanks so much!
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How are they viewing the slideshow? If the pictures are part of the coding on the webpage, the view rate will have to do with your server's bandwith capabilities and the viewer's network. But someone just viewing pictures on a webpage won't be downloading them.
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