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Optimizing Softwares?

I would like to know the best optimizing softwares!

     
1:43 pm on Jul 24, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Other than XAT Optimizer & JPEG O ptimizer, i would like to know more such softwares? which optimizes images & banners!
2:57 pm on July 24, 2003 (gmt 0)

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I dont really use any 'optimizer' software, per se... I use photoshop. It gives me the freedom to optimize it manually, to the way I want.

Im able to set how many colours in gifs, the quality of jpegs, and a lot more. 'Save for as web' is nice too... it lets me see a few different settings at once, and see the file size vs quality etc.

photoshop by far has to be my most valuable tool. =)

2:59 pm on July 24, 2003 (gmt 0)

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I just use fireworks, works well for me
5:56 pm on July 24, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Another vote for Fireworks here.

It has the ability to really crunch images before you put 'em out there.

You should be able to get trial versions of all the best optimising software free with magazines or over the web - have a search through the DMOZ [dmoz.org...]

8:06 pm on July 28, 2003 (gmt 0)

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If you check the forum library (link at the top of the page) the "Shrink-a-Thon" and "Squash-a-Thon" contests listed showcased a lot of excellent GIF and JPEG software...

DeBabelizer used to be a pretty well-known program on Mac, but a lot of the best optimizers/compressors I've seen recently are Photoshop plug-ins (which a lot of other programs can use).

8:40 pm on July 28, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Photoshop does almost everything I need. When I'm doing graphics, I am always saving for BOTH web and print use. Design and save for print and then save again for web.
11:35 am on Aug 21, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Yup, I gotta hold my hand up to Fireworks too, it has a built in optimizer. Its very easy to use too, by far the best graphics package in my opinion.

Terry

2:26 pm on Aug 21, 2003 (gmt 0)

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I use the combination of Photoshop and Image Ready. Between the two, I can pretty much get the image and file size I want. If not, I sometimes resort to slicing the image and optimizing the different parts differently so that I get good quality and small file sizes. (When done right, it's also a good way to "animate" jpgs - incorporating animated gif slices into a jpg).