I have seen a couple of posts alluding to a similar issue, but nothing that appears to acknowledge or address my specific issue.
I have been using Photosuite in Creator 2011 Pro for a couple of years to edit jpg photos from my digital camera. Today, I noticed that the saved jpg file size, after editing, was only about 20% of that of the original picture. I checked the resolution and picture size settings in the "save as" options and they are as they always have been. The "Tools/Options" settings are also set normally. I have never intentionally changed any of these settings anyway.
I even reloaded the original image and saved it without any editing, and the saved file size ended up at least 75% smaller than before. I repeated this with several other images with the same result. Just to check my sanity, I looked back at some previously edited images from the same camera and found that the original and edited jpg image files were pretty much the same size back then.
So, question is, does anybody know what is going on or what I might have inadvertently done to change this? I assume that the reduced file size must mean some loss in quality somewhere although the picture properties still show the same pixel count, size, dpi, colour depth - in fact everything looks identical.
Completely mystified and would really appreciate any enlightenment.