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Bryan Thatcher
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A bit of a photo junky
A bit of a photo junky

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My site has always been very image heavy, well that is what I do. The downside to that is your site becomes a bit slower, especially when viewing on mobile. So instead of making the images small on the site I started looking into better compression methods or methodologies. So what I did was export from Lightroom as a resized jpg I always resize to 2000px on the long edge, the Lightroom sample was set to 80% quality and 50% quality—trying to match the other compression engines. I then exported a 90% quality for testing (EWWW has file max file size) with the other methods. The other tests were done using ImageOptim and EWWW Image. And a test with a more complex image, what I mean by complex is when you jpg an image like the image above with the smooth blue sky will result in a small file size than the same size image with a busy background, like below.   I left them in the same order as the first even though ImageOptim and Lightroom 50% files resulted in smaller file sizes. The composites were combined in Photoshop and saved as jpgs with 0 compression in order not to add any other artifacts to the images. Conclusion ImageOptim and EWWW are an extra step in processing images, The Lightroom 50% compression has slightly more artifacts than ImageOptim, and it seems the EWWW is doing something to blur the artifacts these only become visibly distracting at 200% or above, and barely noticeable at 100% (look at the hair flyaways in the first set of images). In the second image I see artifacts in their skin especially in the Lightroom 50% and her eyelashes begin to wash away. I thought I would see more in the fishnet stocking, but it is pretty clean across all of them So, I am going to continue with ImageOptim over a 50% Lightroom jpg, the file sizes are similar but the quality is far better. I am happy with the results of having images that are roughly half the size and still decent quality. Thanks the SuzyMae for letting me use her in the first set and to Daniel Chimowitz and SuzyMae in the second set. #lightroom #photoshop

My site has always been very image heavy, well that is what I do. The downside to that is your site becomes a bit slower, especially when viewing on mobile. So instead of making the images small on the site I started looking into better compression…
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From our trip last December, I’ve been a bit lazy about posting. Going to change that up a bit, especially now that the weather has warmed up.
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From our trip last December, I’ve been a bit lazy about posting. Going to change that up a bit, especially now that the weather has warmed up.
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A super short video of me making coffee using an Aero Press.
Coffee - Bryan Thatcher
Coffee - Bryan Thatcher
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Central Park is beautiful year round, it is especially picturesque in the fall with the splashes of color. #central park #fall #leaves #nyc #water

Central Park is beautiful year round, it is especially picturesque in the fall with the splashes of color.
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Tompkins Square Park Doggy Parade video

Following SuzyMae in drag and Leila unicorn pup around the park.
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