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JPEGmini is a patent-pending photo recompression technology, which significantly reduces the size of photographs without affecting their perceptual quality. The technology works in the domain of baseline JPEG, resulting in files that are fully compatible with any browser, photo software or device that support the standard JPEG format.

Put your photos on a diet with JPEGmini!

JPEGmini reduces the file size of your photos by up to 5X, while keeping their original resolution, quality and JPEG format. With JPEGmini you can optimize all your photos to free up valuable hard drive space, and share full-resolution photos more...

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Version 1.8.5:
  • Bug fixes

Requirements

OS X 10.6 or later

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Eakster Member IconReview+26
Eakster
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Awesome job and easy to use

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Version 1.8.5
R1000m Member IconReview+109
R1000m
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While I didn't spend too much time with this, I found that for my particular images GraphicConverter's "Save for Web" worked a lot better.

While JPEGmini improves on Photoshop's "Save for Web", it won't accept .psd files as input (GraphicConverter does).

JPEGmini has one thing going for it: It's dead simple.

But if you don't mind staring at the screen for a minute to figure out which of the many menus and buttons to press, GraphicConverter is the much better value, and its results are better too.

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Version 1.8.4
Surfspirit
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Photoshop Save for the Web and JPEGmini are completely different tools, JPEGmini auto adapts the best compression ratio and stops as soon as it would start to have visible artifacts, try do the same with Photoshop Save for the Web or Graphic Converter etc. .psd files are no good format to it either, because .psd is a Photoshop format that uses bitmap lossless compression, and the purposes are way different

R1000m
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@Surfspirit: The "Save for Web" feature of the programs mentioned creates JPG and PNG from any format. So not only does GraphicConverter give better results, it's also more convenient,

Gordon142 Member IconComment+210
Gordon142
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On their website they have a bunch of impressive-looking comparisons where they have an original photo alongside a drastically smaller compressed version, and the quality is indistinguishable in all cases.

I thought it looked cool, so I downloaded the two photos (which they helpfully provide in a zip file) and did my own test using Preview. I simply took the "original" photo and exported it as a jpeg in Preview, dragging the quality slider down until the file size was the same as the compressed version produced by JPEGmini.

In all cases when I compared the original, the JPEGmini version, and the version produced by Preview, the results were identical. Often the Preview version was even smaller than the JPEGmini version.

Hard to justify $20 when I can't manage to produce results any more impressive than what can be accomplished using the OS's built-in tools…

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Version 1.8.4
Mindplay Member IconReview+22
Mindplay
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My only concern is that it doesn't behave like a standard Mac App. For example it is the only app I use among many that breaks Launchbar QuickSend shortcut :(

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Version 1.8.1
Surfspirit Member IconReview+442
Surfspirit
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No lossless or anyway near, it's a good tool, it can save lots of megabytes and the result is pretty good, basically it's an app that studies the compression for each image so it stops compressing when it starts to make visible artifacts, the results are very good, 99% of the original with savings in file size of 60%. BUT, it marks files with a tag to know if it was already compressed, if the algoritm was as good as they talk, then it should not be need any exif or comment tag. So I rip off the comments and exif and tried that image again to know if it would stop compressing, unfortunately it didin't, what I found out is if rip of color information in each iteration. So it's not as good as they talk on their web site, but still very good app. I think it's too expensive. The problem with Photoshop Save for the web etc, is that is not automatically for each photo, some will be perfect with 60%, others with 40%, etc, what this app does, is dynamically adapts to each photo, as that was the purpose for them in the first place (Server Script to save Disk Space). If it didn't rip color information in every iteration (only possible if i rip the "security" tag it puts on files), then it would be perfect app.

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Version 1.4.3
Gryphonent Member IconReview+444
Gryphonent
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Too expensive for what it does. Maybe I'd fork out $4.99 for it, but $20? No way. Especially when there's tried and tested ImageOptim, which is free and - at least during my test - producing the same and at times even better results.

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Version 1.4.3
Huhaa Member IconReview+30
Huhaa
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Not impressed, the app just saves an image with ca 79% quality.

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Version 1.3
Huhaa Member IconComment+30
Huhaa
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You can achieve the same result if you save an image in the Preview.app as jpeg with ca 79% quality/compression.

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Version 1.3
Huhaa
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While ImageOptim seems to go with ca 99% quality which is why JPEGmini may seem like "better" at doing it. Basically they all just "poke" around with the quality % of an jpeg image, no more. While I can do that my self, so I don't see the need to purchase an app for that.

@timi Member IconComment+458
@timi
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It takes a little digging to find information on what specifically the app does to compress. Once found it says: "[...] two papers describing the technology have been accepted and presented at the prestigious SPIE Electronic Imaging 2011 conference in San Francisco."

I'd be interested in reading those papers, because you still haven't gone into detail as to _why_ you think I should use this compressor instead of the ones built in to OSX.

That's like saying DRINK MY DRINK IT'S BETTER without mentioning that you use sugar instead of high fructose corn syrup to make it better.

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Version 1.2
ylluminate
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I have to agree. I just don't see any real reason to use this when I normally have very good compression ratios on all of my output. Of course I've been working with images for 15 years and know my way around in terms of compressing things "properly," however looking at some of the other remarks below, it seems that they're taking images with essentially 0 to little compression going on and then shrinking them down to give their "WOW" results on the homepage. Off the top it seems that the only thing these guys are really good at is marketing as they've talked to the right people to give (perhaps loaded) testimonials. I can't say for sure, but there's no way I'm paying $20 to just test an app that seems highly suspect.

Julifos Member IconComment+35
Julifos
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I'm not a pro, but I took a random photo on my HD and processed it thru JPEGmini, PS's "save for web" (60%), Preview (60%) and GraphicConverter's "save for web" (60%) and I can't see great differences, but for the final file size:
-original: 3,1 MB
-JPEGmini: 1,6 MB
-Preview 60%: 1,5 MB
-PS "save for web" 60%: 1,3 MB
-GC "save for web" 60%: 687 KB

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Version 1.2
Julifos
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test: http://homepage.mac.com/julifos/archivos/jpegminitest/compr.html

note: the "original" there is already a pre-processed PS file (so not quite the true original, but the original in this test).

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ErvinsS
Version 1.8.5
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Version 1.8.4
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ErvinsS
Version 1.8.4
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Version 1.8.3
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Version 1.7.1
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Moogan
Version 1.6.1
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Version 1.4.2
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Version 1.3
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Version 1.3
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Version 1.0
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Downloads 6,391
Version Downloads 71
License Demo
Date 09 Jul 2014
Platform OS X / Intel 32
Price $19.99