Aerate for macOS

Ridiculously good lossless image compression

Aerate is a category leading lossless image compressor for macOS. Easily and dramatically compress PNG and JPG images using all new engines and settings. Save results individually, and with the new multi-core mode, process bulk tasks at unbelievable speeds.
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Avi WholUX/UI designer at NGSoft
What is the Weissman score for it?
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Lee FuhrFounder & Creative Director, Cozy
Right away I tested this against the other image compressors I already have installed — ImageOptim, Squash, Optimage, and JPEGmini. The results were, well… to be fair Aerate JUST got here. So let's give it time. I recorded my screen for the test, here's that: http://cozy.es/lGv9Jc (still uploading) I left all apps with fairly even, middleground settings. I did two tests, one on a folder of 5 PNGs, the other on a test of 5 JPGs (photos of my office). The results: PNGs Original: 1 mb Aerate: 771 kb ImageOptim: 427 kb Optimage: 423 kb Squash: 1 mb (boo) JPGs Original: 16.2 mb Aerate: 10.3 mb ImageOptim: 2.6 mb Optimage: 7.4 mb Squash: 9.4 mb JPEGmini: 8.8 mb I don't feel like getting out my stop watch, but suffice it to say they were all pretty close in how long these little tests took, with Squash and Optimage being clearly slower on the JPGs. And Aerate's interface doesn't let you start the next batch of optimizations until you've cleared the current batch, unlike the rest. And I hit some sort of strange error in trying to save the files (and it's unclear to me if the files are saved automatically over top of the originals, or not). So, some hiccups early, but I'll keep an eye on this space.
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Lee FuhrFounder & Creative Director, Cozy
The dev gifted me a license, so now I'm re-trying on Pro, with multicore turned on. Aerate on Fast was nearly instant on both tests (that's crazy for the JPG test). Results: PNGs Aerate Fast: 753 kb Aerate Extreme: 728 kb JPGs Aerate Fast 10.1mb Aerate Extreme: 10.1 mb again So: * The multi-core makes a huge difference. Whoa. Crazy fast. * "Fast" seems to be the setting to go with (that's what the dev told me he prefers) * Overall file sizes are still larger than ImageOptim (the apparent king of the hill) or, really, anyone else. Also: this test is super limited. Obviously.
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Patrick Loonstra
Designer at patrickloonstra.nl
Why do you compare yourself to ImageOptim and show that the results of that app are better then yours? https://tppr.me/S35lP
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@patrickloonstra look at the time elapsed, smarty pants
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Binyamin Goldman
Maker
Founder and CEO of BZG Inc.
@patrickloonstra If you look, they are marginally better but take about 3x longer
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Patrick Loonstra
Designer at patrickloonstra.nl
@bzg0515 Good that you accnolish that, a cup of coffee will solve that also.
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Binyamin Goldman
Maker
Founder and CEO of BZG Inc.
@patrickloonstra no need to continue condescending comments, especially when they make yourself look even more out of touch. Just stop commenting next time you clearly make a mistake :-)
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Patrick Loonstra
Designer at patrickloonstra.nl
@bzg0515 Sorry man, that was absolutely not the intention.
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Binyamin Goldman
Maker
Founder and CEO of BZG Inc.
Hi ProductHunt! We're really excited to be launching Aerate today! As you can see above, Aerate is a complete rethinking of conventional image compression tool, with innovative new modes and the unbelievably powerful multi-core mode. With Aerate, we're making a free version available to all, with some of these more powerful features being exclusive to Aerate Pro. Just for you guys, we're offering 35% off today only using the code 'ProductHunt' at checkout! Additionally, here are 8 free licenses for the first lucky grabbers: 28227737-D3EF211A-9CF9B3EB-7CD7D0A8-F2A7E7E1 A8A92133-9E29A6C6-92893BDD-94A34878-19B70638 7AFABF13-82C2643E-B138AAFF-72B5711C-A72F4CDE 4CF53586-B93EB02A-6D4C57AE-A6469C80-1D2F5A9F 9270F443-C9EB6528-84F9A466-A2A21F3A-BDF4A6C2 CA815AD3-B8D5D931-25D36734-8D9ABF2E-033C52CB 81EF727E-FD91CC6D-2D3720A9-DD59C2BD-B949A55B 2097CCAB-9982E215-0E93B45C-59D9C1DF-E6BE134F Please be sure to let us know what you think and leave us a review on the Mac App Store!
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Chad Fullerton
Founder, FullertonMedia
@bzg0515 Hi Binyamin! How do I apply one of the free licenses? I only see options to buy and not a box to input a license key.
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Binyamin Goldman
Maker
Founder and CEO of BZG Inc.
@chad_fullerton All the licensees have been used, however I may give more away on twitter soon @bzgoldman
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@bzg0515 Not work code
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This seems like a great option for web purpose. I tried some bulk compression, it is a tiny bit slower than expected with PNGs but it works pretty well. I download it from the Mac App Store and there is no place to put the licenses codes in the app. Good work !
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