We ate ice cream, climbed mountains, gardened and worked. Yeah, worked.
So, today, we unveil: Mini-Compressor Monday*
In the vernacular of the geeky world I live in, Mini-Compressor Mondays is a series similar to “Yarned by You” and “Fashion Friday”, where the blog posts focus on the practical applications of Mini-Compressor.
Today, for our inaugural post, we present this snake, cleverly named Snake-y.
Snake-y’s photo was taken at a family reunion this July. Needless to say, this reunion crasher was an instant celebrity. When we returned, his photo was immediately shared. The problem was emailing a photo that is 1,786 KB along with several other ones from the weekend. It would take forever! Uploading to the reunion Facebook page – along with the 48 other real stars of the show? We estimate a good chunk of the work day!
I took Snake-y’s original photo and right-clicked on it. Mini-Compressor did the rest of the work!
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I wasn’t sure what compression index to use and experimented. May I present… Snakey, Compressed:
Compressed Image Quality = 75
Compressed Image Suffix = _75
File Size: 1,099 KB
When you look at Snakey_75, you can still see the detailing of the green and brown grass.
The same can be said for Snakey_25! The photos are virtually identical – even the pesky date stamp in the right corner is just as brisk as the original image – without being as large a file as the original. Now that’s time well spent!
*Hey, tell you what? You create your own software and you can name your own blog series? How’s that sound?