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Tyler.. this confuses a number of people.

A JPEG file is already compressed.. so when you look at your JPEG file in Windows Explorer and see that it's 8MB, this is already compressed.

'JPEG' is essentially a compression algorithm (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/JPEG).


A lot of image editing software will have an option somewhere to show you the true size of the image 

This Alamy blog describes how to check file size in photoshop:



Or if you are lazy like me, there is an Alamy Size Check app that you can download and use to check file sizes before you submit:



This thread also discusses the same topic as you've just raised:


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