I'm having issues compressing my film scans to a suitable size for use on my website.
for example, I have a .jpg file with a size of 17.4 MB.
I opened the photo in Photoshop and tried two methods:
Save for Web (Legacy)...
even at a quality level of 20%, the image is still 2.6 MB. way too big for web usage.
tried to export as JPEG and same deal, image is > 2 MB with quality at 20%.
as a final effort I tried Save for Web and ran the image through an online compressor tool (compressor.io). strangely the image came out at 2.6 MB again.
I need to get these images down to ~300 KB but I'm clueless as to how.