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Export to Jpeg is creating Enormous files! What is the deal!!

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Im experiencing the weirdest issue:

When I go to export my Affinity Photo file (Aprox. 33mb), and I select Jpeg, at 85% quality with no dimensional changes 600px X 1200px at 72 dpi, Im getting massive files. 88mb jpegs!

That is insane.

I have never had this issue with AP. I cant image what is creating this phenomenon. If I then open this jpeg and flatten it, the file size goes back to what you would expect. (300 k)

I was under the impression that Jpeg have no layers and are flat by definition.

What is going on here? Any suggestions?

 

 

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Hi,

That sounds strange if there was layers when you reopened the file. Are you sure it was  a JPG? Can you see file extensions? (You didn't write it in the file name by error, but save another file format?)

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I discovered the source of the problem. 

The original file had a huge amount of metadata. 

I unchecked the box that said “save metadata “ and the file is now appropriately small.

 

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