image optimization

Comparing Novel vs. Tried and True Image Formats

Popular image file formats such as JPG, PNG, and GIF have been around for a long time. They are relatively efficient and web developers have introduced many optimization solutions to further compress their size. However, the era of JPGs, PNGs, and GIFs may be coming to an end as newer, more efficient image file formats aim to take their place.

We're going to explore these newer file formats in this post along with an analysis of how they stack up against one another and the previous formats. We will also cover optimization techniques to improve the delivery of your images.

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Automatic Image Optimization with Hazel and ImageOptim

I'm forever trying to make my local image workflow easier. I work with images as part of blog posts, images as part of sites I'm working on, images headed to social media... images everywhere. Almost always headed to the web. If we're taught one thing about images and the web, it's that they should be optimized.

For me, that means dragging every single image onto ImageOptim before using it. Monotonous repetitive tasks are fertile ground for computerization, so let's computerize it.

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