How would I create a preset to export files to a given file size? I need to be able to export a 2mb file for a realtor.


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On the export dialog, set your image sizing (I set mine as you requested). enter image description here

Then click the add button in the bottom left hand corner of the dialog. enter image description here

Set its name enter image description here

And you are all set.

  • \$\begingroup\$ Just above where you showed under File settings, you can limit the size to 2mb! \$\endgroup\$
    – Unapiedra
    Sep 11, 2013 at 18:29
  • \$\begingroup\$ Oops I meant to set do it that way. I will edit -- thanks \$\endgroup\$ Sep 11, 2013 at 18:30
  • \$\begingroup\$ I had to move the setting "limit file size to" 3000k \$\endgroup\$
    – Zoe
    Sep 11, 2013 at 18:52
  • \$\begingroup\$ ..And also changed "resize to fit" to 3.0 megapixels to get a 2MB file! Not sure why the 2000k / 2.0 MB came out to 1.5MB file. \$\endgroup\$
    – Zoe
    Sep 11, 2013 at 18:57
  • \$\begingroup\$ @Zoe - Compression. Most 3MP files will be considerably smaller than 3MB. How much the file can be compressed at any given setting is also content dependent. the more pixels in the image that have the same values, the smaller it will compress. \$\endgroup\$
    – Michael C
    Sep 11, 2013 at 23:20

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