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DAZ 4 and file size of renders
Posted: 07 October 2012 02:52 PM   [ Ignore ]
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I am using DAZ 4 Pro and when I render a scene, the resulting file size is generally around 900 + mb. For my own use this is not a problem, but Renderosity has a max file size of 512 mb. The only I can get my renders down to that size is to either render a smaller portion of the scene or use an image editor to crop it down. I’m sure there is a setting for it but I can’t find it. Thanks

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Posted: 07 October 2012 03:03 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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What format are you saving in? Have you tried using an image editor to squeeze it down more, without dropping pixels, if you are using jpg? (Remember that every time you load and save a jpg you lose quality - I would advise saving your renders in a lossless format, png or tiff, and then open those in an image editor and use the save for web or save jpg options to find a balance between size and quality that you can live with.)

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Posted: 07 October 2012 03:48 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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I’m saving in png format. I have found that images on Renderosity are around 1500x1000 to 1920x1980 and around a file size of 460 to 506 mb.

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Posted: 07 October 2012 03:58 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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Renderosity limit is 512 Kb not Mb.  Are you aware of difference between Kb and Mb?

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Posted: 07 October 2012 04:33 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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A file saved as .png doesn’t have just one compression setting — do you have image manipulation programs, whether a full painting program like Photoshop or a freebie file converter like IrfanView? Any of these programs allow you to load a .png image and re-save it with a different compression setting.

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Posted: 07 October 2012 05:02 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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Your right Medzin, it is kb not mb. I sometimes swap the two. Yes, I know I could use a third party program. I was just hoping I could do it through DAZ alone. I don’t always have time to run my images through several programs. Thanks for the responses.

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Posted: 07 October 2012 05:25 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]
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starcaptain - 07 October 2012 05:02 PM

Yes, I know I could use a third party program. I was just hoping I could do it through DAZ alone.

It’s all a matter of what a program’s intended to do. File conversion and tweaking compression are among the things Photoshop and IrfanView are designed for, so they do a better job of it than DAZ|Studio or Poser.

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Posted: 09 October 2012 08:14 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 7 ]
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Thank you for all the responses. I tried IrfanView and it worked well.

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