PNGCrusher
PNGCrusher
1.2

4.8

PNGCrusher free download for Mac

PNGCrusher

1.2
10 June 2005

Optimizes the filesize of png images.

Overview

PNGCrusher is a simple app that optimizes the filesize of PNG images. Just drag any number of PNG files onto the app and they will be processed by the open source OptiPNG, which provides better compression rates than the standard pngcrush. If you deal with png images a lot, especially in Web development, this app could save you time and bandwidth!

Note: Not all PNGs will see a noticeable change in filesize. Some are already as compressed as they can get.

Caution: PNGCrusher replaces your original files with optimized ones, but only if the compression can be improved. All of the caveats of OptiPNG also apply to PNGCrusher.

What's new in PNGCrusher

Version 1.2:
  • Now uses OptiPNG to achieve better compression rates than pngcrush

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9 PNGCrusher Reviews

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Anonymous
20 April 2005

Most helpful

Why the pngcrush algorithm isn't part of every imaging package that produces png is a mystery to me. A drag-n-drop GUI for it is just icing on the cake.
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Version 1.1.1
Pripyat
24 June 2011
The download link appears to be broken.
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Version 1.2
Gengis
12 June 2010
Simply it does what it says. The compression is very effective. I use PNGCrusher to compress the PNGs I include in the help documentation of my software. I visited the developer's site and read about how it is built; this is a very simple application, but it works well and is very useful, so thank you for it!
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Version 1.2
Garrettmurray
14 February 2008
I've created a new version of this app (also under the GPL) which is targeted at Intel Macs only and starts up much faster due to a recompiled OptiPNG build: Available here: http://log.maniacalrage.net/post/26344826
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Version 1.2
mehc3
11 August 2006
Really Nice app. One thing I'd really like to see is the ability to first launch the app and then have the ability drop files onto it. That is, when the app is launched without any pngs dropped onto it a window should be shown onto which the images could be dragged. The way it works now is a little inconvenient because you have to locate the app in finder in order to use it unless you have it in your dock. It doesn't work well with application launchers This would really be the finishing touch on this marvel :-)
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Version 1.2
1 answer(s)
Jobby
Jobby
11 April 2007
You could drag it to your Finder sidebar or toolbar, then you'd always have it handy (unless you were working from the Desktop, of course). Agree it would be nice to have a floating window if you just run it on its own, though. I'd also like it to not break the icon - after I pass a PNG through PNGCrusher, it just has the generic PNG icon rather than the preview of the file contents, and I have to use Pinki to restore the preview...
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Version 1.2
Anonymous
10 June 2005
Smokin' little app. Does what is says perfectly. It's nice to have low k PNGs.
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Version 1.2
Benzene
24 May 2005
Slick little program. Does what it says, and makes no fuss about it. I use it for all the pngs on my site, I've seen it trim a 192K file to less than 64K without any degradation. Sweet.
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Version 1.1.2
Anonymous
20 April 2005
Works like a charm. Really helps keep those PNGs small.
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Version 1.1.1
Andreas
20 April 2005
Seems to work flawlessly. Just compressed a few dozen PNGs without a problem.
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Version 1.1.1
Anonymous
20 April 2005
Why the pngcrush algorithm isn't part of every imaging package that produces png is a mystery to me. A drag-n-drop GUI for it is just icing on the cake.
Like (1)
Version 1.1.1
Free

4.8

App requirements: 
  • PPC 32
  • Mac OS X 10.2.8 or later

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