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  • Raymond Harrison

    The challenge is that though you can tick both the quality and file size in bytes boxes in Lr, in reality it’s often quality OR file size. If you’ve got a file at 80% quality that exceeds the size threshold, the only way to reduce the size is to start increasing compression, in other words tossing data (reducing quality). It may not always matter as much depending on the image, but if C1 were to implement such a tick box, I’d want people to get a warning notice that says something along those lines.

    There exist proprietary compression algorithms (e.g. JPEGMini’s) that reduce size while doing better on quality and that work as plugins in C1 but even they (JPEG mini at any rate) don’t really give you a file size option. Pixels yes, bytes no.

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  • Brian Jordan
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    JPEGmini is the cat’s meow.

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  • Martin Tolley

    Fully support this request Rob. I have exactly your issue. Photo Mechanic is my option to achieve correct client parameters. It used to be pricey, but is now less than half the price of C1 perpetual and PM is a one-off purchase and has *excellent* customer support. PM also allows adding and editing GPS data which is another area that my clients need and which cannot be sorted in C1. My (still working) copy of LR 4 from 2012 can do both of these functions, so it's not advanced hi-tec rocket science. 

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