Often on Arqade, I find myself taking screenshots of my game window and drawing on them to show a more detailed explanation of my answer.
I use the Windows Photo app's Drawing editor to achieve these goals, but when uploading them using the image dialog, I keep getting the error message "Your image is too large to upload".
I find that before drawing, my images' sizes are about 500 KB. But after using the Photo Drawing Tool of Windows Photos, my image size increased to 2.57 mB, about 0.5 mB over the limit.
Mostly, all I do is import my image into Adobe Illustrator, and slowly reduce the image and artboard's size until they are just under 2 mB. But this is a lot of trial and error, and I would rather not go through it if I don't have to.
What can I do to reduce the size of my image?
Windows 10. Access to all Adobe CC tools, also access to Windows Photos and MS Paint.