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Bug#741487: A useful fork for web authors wanting to optimize their images

While the name suggests that it's another general-purpose JPEG library, it's actually closer to the jpegoptim optimization tool.

From the upstream README:

"'mozjpeg' is not intended to be a general JPEG library replacement. It makes tradeoffs that are intended to benefit Web use cases and focuses solely on improving encoding. It is best used as part of a Web encoding workflow. For a general JPEG library (e.g. your system libjpeg), especially if you care about decoding, we recommend libjpeg-turbo."

mozjpeg ships two binaries that allow one to recompress JPEG files so that they become smaller:


I would personally like to use it in my web development projects, so Pierre, if you'd like to reupload your package to mentors, I will take a look at it.


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