Optimizing PNG Images With OptiPNG
I am currently working on a project that has lot’s of rather large PNG files (2048×2048 Pixels) and have been thinking of ways to help compress some of the data to a much more manageable size (currently about 80mb of data). After a brief search on the web, I can across OptiPNG (Homepage: http://optipng.sourceforge.net/ )
OptiPNG basically takes the image, and runs a whole series of tests on it to try and compress the data inside of it as much as possible, without affecting the overall appearance of the image. It has a lot of neat tricks up its sleeve, and will even try a range of compression options to find the best one that suits your image, including scaling to 8-bit palettes and more. The tool is command-line and runs fine in a Vista shell window.
After running the tool on 6 of my images, I have already saved about 600Kb of disk space, which is great 🙂 I thought I was doing well before, but now I have saved a little more, I am very happy. Definately reccomend the tool to anyone who uses PNG files on the web and needs to crush them down in size.
This entry was posted by FishGuy876 on April 23, 2010 at 3:37 pm, and is filed under Misc, Programming. Follow any responses to this post through RSS 2.0. You can leave a response or trackback from your own site.
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