Twitimagefix

Prevent Twitter from over-compressing your images

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Twitter recently made it so that any tweeted image gets a ton of ugly JPEG compression added to it... The exception is, if you upload a picture with transparency in it. This app takes any image you drop on it, and gives it back to you as a PNG with one pixel at 99% opacity, which is enough for Twitter to consider it "a transparent image".

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    Jenkins EliteHead of Marketing, Jenkins Elite
    Pros: 

    Good idea.

    Cons: 

    I only get a network error message. But my network is ok.

    I wish I could have used this, however it wont really let me.

    Jenkins Elite has used this product for one day.

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Ryan HooverPro@rrhoover · Founder, Product Hunt
Clever hack. I presume you could turn this into a Chrome extension so that every photo uploaded to twitter.com is non-compressed.
Chris Messina@chrismessina · Product designer & entrepreneur
Now I understand why so many of my photos look like shit on Twitter! (I mean, I'm sure Twitter has their performance reasons for doing this — given the high pixel-count photos taken by today's phones), but this is a clever way to prevent Twitter from ruining them...!
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Gifs!@idontgifashit
So its just a jpg to png converter?
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AbadesiHiring@abadesi · 👩🏽‍💻 Product Hunt | Hustle Crew | NTT
Thanks for hunting @jlft this is a pretty useful tool, how did you stumble upon it? 🐣
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João AlfaiateHunter@jlft · Product designer at Enough Pepper
@abadesi Googled. :) This technique is used by the pixel art community since some time ago. The first mention I found about this: https://twitter.com/J_KMOR/statu... Then, RavenWorks made this tool: https://twitter.com/ravenworks/s... More information: https://twitter.com/pixel_dailie...
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Damjanski@damjanski · Do Something Good
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