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Jpg cleaner for mac
tinyapps has a piece of code that cleans jps on pc whatt about mac?

 11:13 am on Mar 19, 2002 (gmt 0)

Does anyone know of a piece of mac code that could do similar to tinyapps jpg cleaner which gets rid of the extra data not needed in jpgs for a mac operating system ... would be grateful as i have hundreds of images!!



 12:30 pm on Mar 19, 2002 (gmt 0)

Hi wewie,

Welcome to WebmasterWorld. You will surely like this place. I dont know at all tinyapps jpg cleaner but if you want a free software to do almost whathever you want to do on batches of graphic files, or one at a time, nothing will beat GraphicConverter [lemkesoft.com]. I call it the poor man's photoshop.



 1:35 pm on Mar 19, 2002 (gmt 0)

Cheers Macguru for the warm welcome. I have got photoshop etc... but I just wondered if there was something to clean up all the extra stuff from digital (still) camera jpg's and as someone recommended www.tinyapps.org/graphics (jpg cleaner) for windows I wondered if there was some code for us mac users!


 6:17 pm on Mar 19, 2002 (gmt 0)

I know of an app that will remove the Mac-specific file forks from gif/jpeg files to slim them down before uploading onto your server...

But for removing camera-added data, opening the straight-from-the-camera JPG in PhotoShop and then just cutting and pasting the image into a new window and saving it as a new file should get rid of any extra data... No need for a seperate app, IMO.

And that technique gives you a chance to give it a sensible name right off the bat as well, like "cute_kitten.jpg" rather than "DBR50000000345.JPG" ;)


 7:18 pm on Mar 19, 2002 (gmt 0)

mivox - I have been doing that - pasting into photoshop but I have over 3000 images and it just becomes annoying ... I have seen a piece of code for windows but it don't work with mac and I just wondered if anyone knew of one ... Cheers for your help though ...


 7:32 pm on Mar 19, 2002 (gmt 0)

Ah... Yes for 3000 images it would get a bit tedious if you sat down to do them all at once. :)

The fork-removal utility I mentioned is called "GIF Prep" I think... It may remove other extraneous data as well. It's either free or shareware, so it couldn't hurt to hunt down the developer's website and give it a try. (Who knows, cameras may stuff their extra data into a resource fork anyhow, making GIF Prep just the thing!)

All you have to do is drag the image files onto the GIF Prep icon to clean them, so you wouldn't even be out much time testing it. :)


 8:21 pm on Mar 19, 2002 (gmt 0)

Wouldn't just making a PhotoShop save-for-web batch do?


 8:30 pm on Mar 19, 2002 (gmt 0)

Found that GIF prep (Boxtop software)and it just really enables you to read the correct amount of data ... although the Super GIF sounds good but it's $50 !!
Thanks though maybe it will help a little and it doesn't take long!!
If you hear of anything else ...


 8:32 pm on Mar 19, 2002 (gmt 0)

Can you drop a load of files in to be saved for web? didn't know that!
Don't really want to lose the quality of the images - they're for a short animation ...


 8:55 pm on Mar 23, 2002 (gmt 0)


Adope Photoshop has an addon called "Web Ready" really nice little app that will do exactly what you are looking for. Plus all Adobe products are Mac OS native. Adobe go their start writing graphics and image for the Mac OS.

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