Compressing Your Graphics File

Reduce the file size of your graphics for submission.

If your graphics files are very large you’ll want to take some steps to reduce their file size prior to submitting to IEEE.

  1. Make sure that all image layers are flattened, and your graphic is of the correct resolution (dpi) and dimensions (no larger than 7.16 x 8.8 inches, 182 x 220 millimeters, or 43 x 52 picas).
  2. If your file is still large, you can use a variety of compression methods in order to create a ZIP, SIT, or TAR.Z file:

Condensing your graphics could have a small negative effect on their final quality. IEEE suggests using this option only when absolutely necessary.