Posted 08 February 2012 - 12:24 PM
It sounds as if the pixels per inch is being increased when you're cropping it. As I'm not familiar with Macs, see if there's an option that will allow you to lower the resolution (say to 150 ppi is way more than enough, although 100 ppi should be OK, too). Also, when you save it as a .jpg, see if there's an option that allows you to adjust the quality of the image being saved (usually it's a scale of 1 - 12, with 12 being the highest and 1 being the lowest...6 - 8 is usually a good size to save at without losing quality).
Also, adding filters or sharpening them (which some programs will do automatically unless told otherwise) will increase the file size.
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