Lightroom: Exporting problem using Limit File Size

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I am using 4.3, when I export files I can set the image to 1280x960 and quality to 80% and get a file size of 601 KB. When I use the Limit File Size to 750 LR4 indicates it can't save the file and I have to exit LR. When I check the file size it is 1152 KB. I can play around with the quality settings to get the file size I want but I was spoiled with the Limit file size setting. Any ideas?
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Bill Irish
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Benjamin Warde, Employee

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Hi Bill,

Just to clarify, when you set the file size limit, are you also specifying an image size of 1280x960? If you don't specify dimensions to resize to, then Lightroom will export it at the full, original dimensions, and it may not be able to make a 750KB file at full dimensions.

Also, what operating system are you using?

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Ben
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I am running Windows8 for OS.
I was limiting my file output size to 1280x960.
If I set the quality to 80% I get a file size of 1152KB,
when I set the quality to 70% I get a file size of 215KB.
So when I set the Max file size to 750KB it should not have a problem
creating a file somewhere between the 70% and 80% compression.
Also, when I get the error message I have to re-start LR or I have further issues
when exporting.

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