Cut PNG and JPG file sizes with Black Bird Image Optimizer
June 16, 2017 – 05:25 | Comments Off on Cut PNG and JPG file sizes with Black Bird Image Optimizer
Cut PNG and JPG file sizes with Black Bird Image Optimizer

Black Bird Image Optimizer ($39.95) is a commercial tool which claims to “reduce the size of your photos several times without quality loss!”
Lossless compression which reduces JPGs and PNGs to a fraction of their usual …

Optimise images for the web with pingo
January 29, 2017 – 03:53 | Comments Off on Optimise images for the web with pingo
Optimise images for the web with pingo

Pingo is a free PNG and JPEG optimiser which supports both lossless and lossy compression.
There are plenty of similar tools around, but pingo stands out from the competition in several ways– some good, some not.

Dropbox Lepton compresses JPEGs by 20% or more
November 28, 2016 – 11:59 | Comments Off on Dropbox Lepton compresses JPEGs by 20% or more
Dropbox Lepton compresses JPEGs by 20% or more

Earlier this year, Dropbox open-sourced Lepton, a lossless image compression algorithm which can reduce the size of JPEG images by an average of 22%.
The technology converts your target JPEGs into the compacted LEP format, and …

jpeg-recompress cuts image file sizes by 50%-80%
October 27, 2016 – 06:40 | Comments Off on jpeg-recompress cuts image file sizes by 50%-80%
jpeg-recompress cuts image file sizes by 50%-80%

Jpeg-recompress is an unusual open-source tool which can cut JPEG file sizes by 50% or more.
The program works by intelligently selecting the lowest possible quality setting for your JPEG, which also has the minimum effect …

Resize and optimise web images with Tiny Beest Image Optimization for Chrome
October 6, 2016 – 09:35 | Comments Off on Resize and optimise web images with Tiny Beest Image Optimization for Chrome
Resize and optimise web images with Tiny Beest Image Optimization for Chrome

Tiny Beest Image Optimization is a free Chrome extension which can resize and optimise web images to reduce their file size.
Once it’s installed, right-clicking an image displays a where you can resize the image to …

Image to PDF or XPS is a portable PDF creator
May 31, 2016 – 03:26 | Comments Off on Image to PDF or XPS is a portable PDF creator
Image to PDF or XPS is a portable PDF creator

Image to PDF or XPS is a compact tool which imports multiple image formats, saving the results to PDF or XPS files.
Supported source formats include BMP, GIF, PNG, TIF, WMF, EMF, XPS, JPG, JP2 and …

Selectively extract images from PDFs with PdfTrick
March 15, 2016 – 07:54 | Comments Off on Selectively extract images from PDFs with PdfTrick
Selectively extract images from PDFs with PdfTrick

PdfTrick is a free open-source tool for selectively extracting images from PDF documents.
Yes: selectively. Unlike most of the competition, PdfTrick doesn’t dump hundreds of files in a folder – it only saves the images you …

Fix corrupt photos with JPEG Repair Shop
March 24, 2015 – 10:44 | Comments Off on Fix corrupt photos with JPEG Repair Shop
Fix corrupt photos with JPEG Repair Shop

Maybe a download failed, an archive was damaged, a CD just got too old – it doesn’t really matter. All you know is that one of your most important JPEGs has been corrupted, and there’s …

Remove JPG and PNG tags with StripPhoric
February 18, 2015 – 06:01 | Comments Off on Remove JPG and PNG tags with StripPhoric
Remove JPG and PNG tags with StripPhoric

StripPhoric is a free tool which removes JPG and PNG metadata, reducing file sizes, and – by removing details like geotags – perhaps protecting your privacy.
The program is extremely basic, and has a few annoyances, …

Tweak, process and optimise your JPEGs with Jhead
February 4, 2015 – 07:31 | Comments Off on Tweak, process and optimise your JPEGs with Jhead
Tweak, process and optimise your JPEGs with Jhead

Jhead is a free command line tool which crams a host of JPEG-tweaking power into its tiny 163KB executable.
The program can strip out all unnecessary metadata, reducing file size a little (occasionally, a lot), and …

Compress CBR/ CBZ comic files by 50% or more
December 15, 2014 – 11:35 | Comments Off on Compress CBR/ CBZ comic files by 50% or more
Compress CBR/ CBZ comic files by 50% or more

Digital comics often come in the form of comic book archives, typically JPGs stored in a single archive file (cbz = zip, cbr = rar, and so on).
You might think these simple compressed formats would …