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    How can I make this image smaller than 4kb?

    I need to submit a thumbnail image to a contest, but it NEEDS to be under 4 kb. I've tried numerous times to get it as small as possible in photoshop's save for web setting and the smallest I can get it, is at 4.5kb.

    (heres the thumbnail)
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    This is starting to piss me off....so I'd appreciate any help...pld:

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    It is? I guess my comp (mac) just rounds up anything under 4kb.

    Cuz now that you say that, technically its 1.8 kb

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    I think the minimum size of a file on some OS'es is 4096bytes (4kb). There's some sort of block/fragment whatever thing going on. The file can just be a few bytes but it'll still take 4kb whenever it's written. If a file is 5000bytes it'll use two blocks and so on. I think the Mac also stores additional files with a file, like thumbnails and various info. I sometimes see those files when transfering stuff to the PC
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    What contest is this for?....I've never heard of such a requirement
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    Thats only part of the requirement....its not the contest itself...
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    Just as a note, if you wanted to squeeze it even further you could save it as a PNG file and run an optimiser on it.

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