Shrink image file sizes with ImageOptim
Posted 07 August 2012 - 07:04 AM
Typical file savings is somewhere between 5-35%, depending on the image format (PNG's often get much smaller thanks to this utility). Have yet to save an image that couldn't be further reduced by ImageOptim =)
Posted 07 August 2012 - 07:55 AM
Posted 09 August 2012 - 04:53 AM
Posted 09 August 2012 - 06:16 AM
It is FREE.
Went to the website imageoptim and downloaded the app. I ran my files with no charge.
Why do you say it is $2.99?
As an aside, I checked the Preference box that will backup my original file before conversion. It is off by default.
This post has been edited by maeric: 09 August 2012 - 06:20 AM
Posted 09 August 2012 - 06:43 AM
Posted 09 August 2012 - 06:54 AM
Here is a good comparison (link).
It looks like ImageOptim just slightly out performs Photoshop's "save for web devices."
One other interesting thing brought up in that analysis is that for iOS development there is really no difference as XCode optimized the images itself. You can disable the XCode conversion, but XCode is doing some things to optimize performance of the image, not just file size, so it is unlikely to be useful to do so in many/most cases (image heavy application may be able to get a performance increase by disabling the XCode pre-conversion).
This post has been edited by Stewsburntmonkey: 09 August 2012 - 07:06 AM
Posted 22 August 2012 - 01:35 PM
ImageOptim is free -- it's Free Open-Source Software.
Beware of scams in the AppStore! There has been at least one case where somebody tried to charge for the free software (the app has been taken down since).
You can download it from the official website, or get it from a friend, share, torrent, whatever you like.
This post has been edited by pornelski: 22 August 2012 - 01:38 PM