JPEGmini Photo Optimization Software provides an elegant solution to a nagging issue: file compression and the quality loss that comes with it. But JPEGmini reduces JPEG files—some up to 80%—without affecting the perceptible image quality. Whether you’re sharing photos on the Internet, or trying to maximize the amount of storage on a drive, this is a remarkable new tool that allows you to do either without sacrificing the quality of your work.
While the purpose of this program is to make your files smaller, what it does is entirely different from other photo-editing applications. At the heart of JPEGmini is an Image Quality Detector, which intelligently compresses your images using an algorithm that imitates the human perception of images. Although you cannot tell JPEGmini to do something as extreme as turning a 750MB file into a 2MB file, you can take most large files and make them as small as possible without damaging their resolution. This means some images will be 80% smaller, but others will be 60%, 70%, etc. Image quality is the main purpose of the JPEGmini. It does one thing, and it does it beautifully.
Although you can bring individual files into JPEGmini, you can also give it folders filled with files, or even entire drives. It doesn’t resize the images; it just makes them more compact for storage and sharing (the original files will be gone, so if you want to keep the originals, you’re going to need to make copies of them before bringing them into this program). Having smaller image files that are just as detailed looking as the originals is really useful for many kinds of users. If you’re trying to maximize the storage space on a MacBook Air, JPEGmini is a dream. It enables professional photographers to create an easily-sharable version of their best-looking work quickly. Shooting in a remote location and need to upload lots of images with limited mobile bandwidth? JPEGmini saves the day. The bride and groom want to see all 4,000 of the pictures you took the day after the wedding? JPEGmini lets you upload them much faster and with total confidence.
When you need to email someone a photo that you took with a DSLR, JPEGmini supplies you with a really elegant solution, because it’s compatible with up to 28-megapixel JPEG image files. Sending large files via email can be a real burden for the recipient, and if they happen to download your attachment on a mobile device, it will take a large chunk out of their data plan. To save bandwidth, most people open photo-editing software and manually compress their images. However, the picture becomes more and more mangled the more you compress it and you have to decide how compromised of an image you want to send. JPEGmini frees you of the hassle of manually preparing your images for mailing, and you’ll never have to compromise the image quality: two awesome perks from one piece of software.
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JPEGmini is compatible with Macintosh computers running Apple’s OS X 10.6 or higher, as well as PCs running Windows XP or higher. It supports the Retina displays found on new MacBook Pros, and it’s compatible with the panorama shots taken with an iPhone 5. It’s available now as an electronic download from B&H, so you can start using it right away.
Thanks for checking out this B&H InDepth announcement. If you have any questions about JPEGmini Photo Optimization Software, we encourage you to submit a Comment below. You can also stop by our SuperStore in New York City and speak to a B&H Sales Professional, call us at 1-800-606-6969, or join us for a live chat.
|Compatibility||Macintosh and Windows Computers|
|System Requirements||Mac OS X 10.6 or higher, Windows XP or higher|
|File-Base Support||JPEG (up to 28 MP)|
|Color Stability||YCbCR or monochrome color spaces supported|