Photoshop: How do I make the best but very tiny Images for the internet?

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Hi Guys and Gals, I'm an author but I created much of my own art work and use Photoshop exclusively to manage my uploads to printers, and etc. I am about to launch a PR campaign for my paper to e-book release. The images required are tiny 50 kilobytes is requested file size. When I drag an image from Amazon onto my Apple desktop, Get Info, gives the file size as 8 (eight) kb.? How's that possible. My RGB images at 50 KB are barely visible. In Get Info on my image the color profile says: sRGB IEC61966-2.1 where as on the file pulled from Amazon there is no color profile in fact that heading doesn't exist. What am I doing that is causing my images to be less visible than the big publishing houses? Does anyone know how to make a tiny image so that it is clear and crisp without going over the tiny amount of space allowed by these e-book sellers? I am most appreciative for any help in this area. John Burns, Author . . . The Many Adventures of Pengey Penguin
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Removing the profile might shave a few Kbs, but I don't know if they are needed in an e-Book
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Hi Champ, In order to remove the color profile I created a copy of the image so I could mess around with the file. In Photoshop, under File - I selected File Info and under the subsection "raw data" I do find the color profile. I tried to delet it but was not allowed. Any other clues?
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Hello, if you use save for web, there is a way to embed the color profile (if you save as a JPEG), try to uncheck that...
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I'm working on the image now and find that I can easily get rid of 1/3 of the pixels just by changing it to a Gif. I was usung a 72 jpg DPI file and I am getting stipulation in the gif image. I'll continue to work with the file, using a higher grade image to transpose into a gif, and try saving it as a web doc, I'll find the right save selection is what I'm saying. I will let you know how the issue is finally resolved.
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All set, Thanks again.