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Does it work?
We've been using JPEGmini here at in the desert for quite some time now and find it's very useful.
The short answer is YES! It does exactly what the publishers say it will do. It does a fantastic job of saving your photos and optimizing them to their smallest file size without loosing any of the quality or clarity of images. Standard edition is $59 for life.
If you work on your images, like we do to correct and enhance them, then you probably save them at 80% with your imaging program anyway. How does that compare with what JPEGmini does? And can you work on the images (color correction, contrast, and detail) after JPEGmini has optimized them without introducing artifacts or any ill effects? See the tutorial for more on this!
We're using the Trial Version.
Short Tutorial, Using JPEGmini
This is a very simple easy to use program with limited options. If you mouse over the interface capture below you'll see the only options of interest in this program. Each time you use JPEGmini the "TOTAL SPACE SAVED" counter adds to previous uses. Which is not very intuitive and should have had a "RESET" button so you could see just what your latest savings were.
See our conclusion below.
Best use of this program: Saving space on hard drives and flash drives without loosing the quality of your photos. We've checked and double checked and checked again, it does a great job of saving each image at its best optimization setting without loosing quality, it does work.
It will not work with RAW files and if you're a amateur or professional photographer then you won't like loosing your full resolution JPEG's. Now if you want to share them (Facebook, Twitter, or a Web Site) then this program works great for that. This program reads each image separately and then optimizes it for its best quality, unlike imaging softwares that use presets, like 80%. And it does it quickly. Cost is very reasonable.
Your imaging program does almost the same thing when set to 80% optimized. For saving space on discs or flash drives this program is a great, inexpensive way to save / resize images to save file space. Also good for back-ups on cloud and web based imaging storge sites.
Download the FREE trail version or purchase it