17 comments

  • Doug HardesterDoug Hardester, 5 years ago

    How does this compare to ImageOptim which is free and utilizes well recognized compression libraries?

    8 points
    • William BoutWilliam Bout, 5 years ago (edited 5 years ago )

      I found that JPEG compression was (way) better than ImageOptim. However PNG compression is less powerful.

      Little test with this beautiful image.

      Testing compression

      2 points
      • Alex ChanAlex Chan, 5 years ago

        Which JPG compression engine were you using with ImageOptim vs Squish?

        0 points
        • Daniel WinterDaniel Winter, 5 years ago

          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.

          0 points
  • Simon EvansSimon Evans, 5 years ago

    I could be wrong, but I assume most devs already have some sort of image optimisation baked into their workflow via grunt/gulp/etc.

    4 points
  • Andrew CAndrew C, 5 years ago

    The real question is... what's the Weissman score for Squish?

    2 points
  • Mariusz OstrowskiMariusz Ostrowski, 5 years ago

    Beautiful icon!

    2 points
  • Diego LafuenteDiego Lafuente, 5 years ago

    6 dollars for a nice icon on the Dock.

    1 point
  • Daniel WinterDaniel Winter, 5 years ago (edited 5 years ago )

    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

    1 point
  • Bob CechacekBob Cechacek, 5 years ago

    Just use the tools that can be automated and have – by farthe 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.

    1 point
  • Ed AdamsEd Adams, 5 years ago

    I'll stick with ImageOptim.

    1 point
  • Trevor Higgins, 5 years ago

    Definitely going to give this a try.

    0 points
  • Moeed MohammadMoeed Mohammad, 5 years ago

    Thats a juicy looking icon.

    0 points
  • Nattu Adnan, 5 years ago

    Too bad. we cant open our images with the app? Only drag & Drop?

    0 points