So so another lovely picture from the Yume Nikki night shoot. I think this shot is actually really nice, and suits the game. Seems like it'd be in one of the worlds. I dont really know why this file is so big...
Thanks for answering the question. I never did realize that png would take up more data. From my experience png always retained the quality better then jpg, so that's why I usually save the edits under that format.
Would you recommend I save future edits under jpeg?
I use gimp, so I save the work in progress edits under the "xcf" format (I usually have a few layers open for my editing). So I don't think I'll need to save it under PNG unless it's a final product. It's always been my preference because it retained almost the original quality of what I was working on. When I tried Jpeg a few times I didn't like the way it turned out to be noticeably inferior quality.
The original image is 4256x2832 and takes up 5.06mb
The edited is the same size but takes up 16.3mb
I tried saving the edited version another way and got it down to 14.2mb (by flattening all of the layers instead of merging them). I think merging retains the quality of the edits better so I kept it that way.
The reason why the file is so huge in terms of data is because of all the tweaking I did with the lighting, skin tone adjustment and air brushing.