Squash 2 for Mac

The easiest way to compress and optimize images for the web

#2 Product of the DayNovember 24, 2016

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I'm ballparking, but 2/3 designers that I collaborated with don't compress images before handling them to the developers — and they are top-notch designers. It's like some of us don't name their layers, which doesn't necessarily make a designer good or bad. Most popular reason that I heard when asking „why?” was because „compression screws the image quality”. I'm happy to see products like this that offer lossless compression. By the way, there are many free alternatives out there but the one I really like is ImageOptim. They also have a web API for image compression. — https://imageoptim.com/mac
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@perte ❤️ imageOptim!
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@chrismessina Oh, I know. That tiny piece of brilliant software saved my ass so many times.
@perte I'm a web designer & front-end developer. You'd be amazed to hear the arguments I have with myself over this very issue. It plays out like Edward Norton beating himself up in Fight Club. True story.
@perte I’ve been using ImageOptim for years now and really love it.
Cool product. But what are the advantages in regards to imageOptim, which is free? Also, regarding your comparison of 3.3MB and 0.7MB, I was expecting those images to be those real sizes. They are 205KB and 206KB. Would be a good opportunity to show your product works before investing.
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@ricnunes_ I'm wondering the same
@mscccc @ricnunes_ it's an example on the website. Didn't want to display at 3.3MB image inline. I'll try and update the site so people can download the images to see the difference. Also check, 9to5Mac, they show off some test compressions there: https://9to5mac.com/2016/11/24/r...
@dancounsell @ricnunes_ Cool, I just bought it and tried it out. Really nice! One thing I wish it had is a progress bar when doing a single image. I put a huge image in there and it took a while to do. Wasn't sure how long it had left. The sounds are fun tho. :)
@ricnunes_ the logo is only advantage i see so far 😂
@dancounsell @mscccc Tnx for your reply. I know it wouldn't be optimal to have a 3.3MB image inline, but in this case I think it would be good for your product ^^
A heads up - while Realmac tend to make good software, they also have a history of abandoning software.
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@cianmm They recently abandoned all of their apps besides RapidWeaver. So be careful — abandonware!
@cianmm I've been burned two times with Little Snapper and Ember. Don't I'll give them a third chance unfortunately, as they do produce quality software.
@cianmm thanks for the headsup. I was going to purchase however opted for ImageOptim instead. Rather not support developers like this. Mac appstore reviews seem to agree as well.
You really missed an opportunity to make a squash your logo: https://goo.gl/vZ50US. Why an orange....?
🍊 Squash is currently 60% OFF for the launch. Offer ends November 28th. Happy Squashing!
@dancounsell FYI for others - discount also works in mac app store if you prefer buying that way
@dancounsell It wasn't until a few days after seeing this, I was thinking the same thing – "Wait a minute...that's an orange! What'r' they try'n'ta pull here!?" :-)