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Adobe Illustrator File Size

Adobe Illustrator File Size

Adobe Illustrator File Size

I am working on an Adobe Illustrator (V.10) file with a lot of pictures on it.  The pictures were taken with a 3 megapixel camera.  The picture is about 700 K as a raw picture, after I crop and edit it they are around 1.3 MB then when I copy and paste them into Illustrator they end up being around 15 MB.  What am I doing wrong?  Is there some kind of compression I am not doing? Any help would be appreciated.  Thanks

RE: Adobe Illustrator File Size

The 700 K image is JPEG.  Illustrator probably is placing it and using it as a TIFF or something.  I don't think there is much to do.  You would not want IL to manage it as a JPEG because each file save would degenerate.

RE: Adobe Illustrator File Size

Save the file in photoshop (psd) and then place it. Photoshop has its own internal compression system

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