Re: Image compression
On 05/21/2008 03:02 PM, Hendrik Boom wrote:
I've noticed that some 40K byte jpeg files are very good, as good as ones
ten times the size, and that others are awful. The question naturally
arises about the proper way to further compress the large images to save
What image compression programs have people found to give good results?
And to what extent is good image quality the result of the algorithms
that display the image, adjusting image size to screen size and
resolution and the like?
First, you can't recompress JPEGs without degrading them permanently, so
don't do that unless you don't care about the data.
Second, I've heard that progressive JPEG compression can outperform
"normal" JPEG compression, so you're probably witnessing the advantage
of progressive JPEGs. The program cjpeg (part of libjpeg-progs in
Debian) can create progressive JPEGs.