By Vadim Shpakovski
Open the Mac App Store to buy and download apps.
Drag and drop PNG images from Finder into the app to reduce their files sizes. This tool is an excellent GUI wrapper around command line tools for PNG compression.
Why do you need PNG Compressor:
✔ Optimize graphics on your website for faster loading and saving the bandwidth
✔ Reduce file sizes of pictures to lower hosting costs
✔ Compress bitmaps in your iPhone or Mac app bundles
✔ Replace console tools like pngcrush, optipng, advpng and pngout with a native Mac app.
What's New in Version 1.1
• Improved General and Advanced preference panes
• A new preference pane Queue for command line tools
• Quick Look panel for previewing selected images
• Displaying of total savings in the status bar
• A contextual menu in the list view
• New preferences for text size and savings in the list view
• Support for “silent” compression when you drag an image into the Dock
• A new option to compress images in any folder automatically
• Press and hold the Shift key on launch to reset all preferences
• Completed images are cleaned up automatically on quit
• Other improvements and bug fixes
Thinking I might pay for an app to best "ImageOptim" a free equivalent, I expected considerably improved savings, in-fact the most I saw were of 14%, most less than that, and overall it produced larger files than those from "ImageOptim" - trying to convert those already converted by "ImageOptim" found 0 savings. Save your money, download free alternative.
That said the interface is very attractive and the times are much faster than it's free equivalent.
Another option is to use a lossy compressor such as "PNG mini" from this app store- it reduced my files bt 50% by restricting the pallette.
- Category: Graphics & Design
- Updated: 10 April 2012
- Version: 1.1
- Size: 0.9 MB
- Language: English
- Developer: Vadim Shpakovski
- Copyright © 2011 Shpakovski
Compatibility: OS X 10.6.6 or later, 64-bit processor