Images I used to save in various sizes in jpeg format have all switched to being saved as much larger file sizes.
My 12x18 Posters are now 25 Megs instead of 11-17Megs the next size down 6x9 has also increased from 6-10 megs per image to a whooping 15 to 18 megs, the 4x6 print files in CMYK also have increased from 5-7megs per image up to 11megs and up instead and finally the one that actually matters since the rest are fine with me is the web sized versions saved at 80-90% jpeg reduction at 72dpi RGB at 600x900 pixels used to only take up 500kb-900kb and now are running 2megs which is unacceptable for web standards.
I have found a work around in Photoshop using the SAVE for WEB option but that adds an extra step and is limited to 675 pixel wide images for some reason... or that also might be a glitch in the matrix. I'm just wondering what happened, was it a recent update to CS6 that did this? I have never experienced this problem before. My son did mess with the computer so not sure if there is a setting in the preferences dialogue that might have changed all this. I checked through to see but didn't see anything that looked like it would do that. I did add some new action sets to Photoshop I don't think that would affect a flattened Jpeg file though.