JPEGmini
JPEGmini 1.8.3
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Compress JPEGs up to 500% while maintaining the original resolution.   Demo ($19.99)
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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
What's New
Version 1.8.3:
  • Bug fixes
Requirements
Intel, OS X 10.6 or later



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Mindplay reviewed on 24 Jul 2013
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 :(
[Version 1.8.1]


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Surfspirit reviewed on 14 Feb 2013
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.
[Version 1.4.3]


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Gryphonent reviewed on 02 Feb 2013
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.
[Version 1.4.3]


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Huhaa reviewed on 18 Sep 2012
Not impressed, the app just saves an image with ca 79% quality.
[Version 1.3]


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Huhaa commented on 18 Sep 2012
You can achieve the same result if you save an image in the Preview.app as jpeg with ca 79% quality/compression.
[Version 1.3]

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Huhaa replied on 18 Sep 2012
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.
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@timi commented on 26 Jun 2012
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.
[Version 1.2]

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ylluminate replied on 16 Jul 2012
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.
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Julifos commented on 25 Jun 2012
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
[Version 1.2]

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Julifos replied on 25 Jun 2012
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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Fariborz reviewed on 06 May 2012
This application is gold - really gold! You just drop a hefty photo on it and it no time it shrinks to a tiny one without losing its original quality. What you obtain is NOT a compressed file in a different format but a truly JPEG photo that can immediately be used like its original. Amazing. Fariborz AMIRSHAHI - Verona (Italy)
[Version 1.0]

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Avv3lenato replied on 01 Jun 2012
Have you compared to ImageOptim? It's free!
Hai fatto un paragone con ImageOptim, che รจ pure gratis?
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Fariborz replied on 01 Jun 2012
Yes, I just did it. I dropped a 1.8 MB photo on both of them. ImageOptim changed it to 1.7 MB file while JPEGmini reduced it to tiny 1.2MB. As for the quality, ImageOptim slightly (however still visibly) darkened the image whereas JPEGmini preserved its original quality as usual. I reassure you that JPEGmini is the unquestioned winner - hands down. Ciao!
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Avv3lenato replied on 01 Jun 2012
THX!
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Fariborz replied on 01 Jun 2012
I just forgot to tell you that there's a "lite" version free of charge on MacApp store in case you want to give it a go. ;-) Buona giornata.
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mymon reviewed on 06 May 2012
I'm not a big fan of double compression
Every photographer knows that compressing already compressed file (JPG) is not a good idea no matter how great the algorithm is
however this is a must have app for all who have web galleries
In my opinion JPEGmini's algorithm is an absolutely class

PS users may compare Photoshop's "save for web" but in my opinion it's not even near JPEGmini
[Version 1.0]

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Cowicide replied on 07 May 2012
> PS users may compare Photoshop's "save for web"
> but in my opinion it's not even near JPEGmini

Has anyone run a comparison and posted this online? I'm skeptical until I see it.
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mymon replied on 08 May 2012
Make your own test ;]
On their website you can compress your test photo
Drop an >8MB file and compare it to what you get from PS ;)

The only advantages of PS is that it can save to web from RAW
but if you do a large JPEG photos (not RAW) you can compress it on your SD/CF card and HardDrive and save GB like I did
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Moogan rated on 23 Mar 2014

[Version 1.8.3]



alexaltair rated on 26 May 2013

[Version 1.7.1]



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Moogan rated on 13 Mar 2013

[Version 1.6.1]



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Moogan rated on 06 Dec 2012

[Version 1.4.2]



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Moogan rated on 20 Aug 2012

[Version 1.3]



LoVingFrontBuraka rated on 16 Jul 2012

[Version 1.3]



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Old_guy rated on 07 May 2012

[Version 1.0]


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Version Downloads:390
Type:Multimedia Design : Image Editing
License:Demo
Date:22 Mar 2014
Platform:Intel 32 / OS X
Price: $19.99
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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 with your friends much faster. JPEGmini supports personal photos with a resolution of 2 to 17 Megapixels.

Popular Photography: "The best part is that resulting files are completely JPEG compatible"

TechCrunch: "JPEGmini reduces photos' size, not their quality"

Robert Scoble: "Much better JPEG compression. it's quite remarkable"

Benefits:
  • Free up valuable space on your internal and external drives
  • Store up to 5x more photos in your online photo account, and upload them much faster!
  • Attach up to 5x more full resolution photos to your email messages
Features:
  • Supports personal photos from 2 Megapixels up to 17 Megapixels
  • Drag photos, folders or complete hard drives onto the app to optimize them
  • Stunning animation shows photo previews during processing
  • Savings counter shows amount of hard drive space saved
  • Share your savings on Facebook and Twitter


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