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Offline ziange

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Can somebody reccomend me graphics optimizing software?
« on: November 14, 2011, 07:46:43 PM »
I need something that will make JPGs and GIFs smaller (in terms of size) while keeping quality high?

I currently use Adobe Photoshop to "optimize" my graphics, there must be something better out there?

Thanks!

Offline MrPhil

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Re: Can somebody reccomend me graphics optimizing software?
« Reply #1 on: December 28, 2011, 02:47:47 PM »
You are stuck with using whatever compression methods any browser will support for that image type. In other words, there may well be better methods out there, but a browser will not be able to use them. JPEG allows you to trade off quality for increased compression -- it's up to you how much information (high frequency data) you are willing to lose. GIF is designed to be a "lossless" compression method, which doesn't compress as much as JPEG, which is willing to lose information (quality) to achieve higher compression. In both formats (GIF and JPEG), there may well be things you can do in the design of the graphic that will allow higher compression, but that's not something that the image processor can do anything about. Obviously, a solid color will compress very well, but that's not usually an interesting graphic.

There are no magic bullets in image compression. "Optimizing" in an image processor may well work by removing some information that doesn't compress well (such as high frequency data), but it's up to you to decide if it's worth it. In the end, each image type has a compression method which the browser knows how to use (to decompress the image), and you have no choice about that.
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Offline steve schmidt

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Re: Can somebody reccomend me graphics optimizing software?
« Reply #2 on: April 17, 2012, 02:45:15 AM »
You can use Adobe illustrator. Its really good for your requirements...

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Re: Can somebody reccomend me graphics optimizing software?
« Reply #3 on: August 16, 2012, 09:27:20 PM »
I agree as I am currently using the same program. Works for me when it comes to working on graphics optimizing.