How does this compare to ImageOptim which is free and utilizes well recognized compression libraries?
I found that JPEG compression was (way) better than ImageOptim. However PNG compression is less powerful.
Little test with this beautiful image.
Which JPG compression engine were you using with ImageOptim vs Squish?
And how about a comparison of JPEG Mini vs squish? I generally use JPEG Mini and Image Optim in combination. Squish does not really inform us wether PNG optimization is lossless either. This site might be a good dropbox 2010 clone, but I feel that theres is quite much information missing.
I could be wrong, but I assume most devs already have some sort of image optimisation baked into their workflow via grunt/gulp/etc.
The icon was made by Ollin.
He even posted the process he followed to make it: https://dribbble.com/shots/2092524-Squish/attachments/377111
Icon of the year!
The real question is... what's the Weissman score for Squish?
Middle out, man.
Just use the tools that can be automated and have – by far – the best results… (ImageAlpha & ImageOptim for PNGs, JPEGmini & ImageOptim for JPGs.) You owe it to your clients and your sites’ visitors.
I’d be interested in a comparison with Squish, but it’s an already lost battle. And just drag & drop anyway. The icon is surely nice, getting it attention. Moving on.
Btw: Its homepage is indexed by Google, but this DN page, on the 2nd page of SERP, is the only relevant result. (And MacUpdate). Oops.
Okay, did some tests:
Pure JPEG - 11 Images, from 21kb to 4MB
- Original: 11.3Mb
- JPEG Mini: 5.6Mb
- JPEG Mini + ImageOptim: 5.5Mb
- Squish: 4.7Mb
Files for inspection: http://files.coffeekitchen.io:8000/f/aa53c7139d/ just for demonstration purposes. try not to do something funny.
I compared two high-res JPEGs between JPEG Mini and Squish with kaleidsocope, JPEG Mini produces less artifacts but slightly less sharpness, while squish seems to sharpen the JPEGs a bit.
Mixed Images (JPG, PNG, SVG) - 11 Images, from 21kb to 4MB
- Original: 2.1Mb
- ImageOptim (100% quality): 1.7Mb
- ImageOptim (90% quality): 1.4Mb
- Squish: 1.1Mb
Files for inspection: http://files.coffeekitchen.io:8000/f/4137a9ab3f/ just for demonstration purposes. try not to do something funny.
SVGs stayed untouched
I'll stick with ImageOptim.
6 dollars for a nice icon on the Dock.
Too bad. we cant open our images with the app? Only drag & Drop?
Thats a juicy looking icon.
Definitely going to give this a try.