Okay... I shoot RAW, but this tool is by far one of the most essential photographic tools I found in the past few years!
This saved my SSD 20% of its space and replaced the JPEGs (which were in the 10's of thousands
) on my drive as good as or better than the ones on the filesystem. I like keep my entire collection of images on my Mac. Never know when I might want to go back to anything
. I do a 3 step 'Library of Congress" backup scheme, so loosing images is not a concern. But, saving space on my SSD vs. this collection is of a large consequence; it eats my drive space.
This app recursed my entire Pictures folder (on the Mac), finding every JPEG, using their algorithm to figure the best compression vs. quality, and in most ever
case created a much
smaller file, which you can pixel-peep for hours, and if anything -- on a blind-test, of which I ran a few, I found that the low file size image was picked 100% of the time (the sample pool was three -- so okay, small, but they magnified, & spent some time before coming to a conclusion) -- you won't be able to figure out which file is which. So, try it if you don't believe me; you'll save processing power and file size if you work with JPEGs or have collections from RAW images as your resulting format -- regardless of the RAW batch outputs. At some point, your final RAW is almost always converted into a JPEG at some point.
So, here it is... JPEGmini Pro
. An amazing piece of software and much needed in this digital image (collection) world. Read up about it and try it out on a folder few of JPEGs yourself and compare each. I think you'll be quite happy. I was!
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