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Optimizing Full Background Images?

  • # July 14, 2012 at 10:41 pm

    Hi there,

    Do you have any recommendations for optimizing full-screen background images?

    My background is 1600 x 1076 pixels. In Photoshop, I can get it down to 348k, but that’s still too high…

    # July 14, 2012 at 10:44 pm

    can you post a link to your background image?

    A big part of optimizing the image is knowing the contents…

    # July 15, 2012 at 5:28 pm

    In OSX you can use ImageOptim. I remember seeing somebody posting a Windows equivalent recently but I’ve completely forgotten what it was.

    # July 19, 2012 at 7:58 pm

    @KG – Sure, here’s the image:
    http://www.gotmedia.org/undertaker-haunts-and-props-bg.jpg

    @TheDoc – Thanks! I’ll take a look.

    # July 20, 2012 at 10:24 am

    for .JPG images I am using this service
    http://www.jpegmini.com

    I was able to reduce your img from 349kb to 218kb

    or

    you can use
    http://incident57.com/codekit/

    which optimizes as many images as you want in selected folder

    # July 21, 2012 at 12:03 pm

    Weee! JPEG Mini is nice. Thank you for that and the other idea!

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