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Squoosh Alternatives

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  • We Analyzed 425,909 Favicons
    news.ycombinator.com | 2021-10-20
    The Squoosh (web) app is awesome for this too! All processing is done locally with wasm.


  • export options.
    reddit.com/r/DarkTable | 2021-10-19
    depends on the platform you're publishing to. For facebook i just save at 90 and upload as is. i've tested resizing to 1200px, and using png etc but it's pretty much the same. For a CMS i would export as 100 quality jpeg and let the CMS (content management system) generate sizes and optimise them. For manually optimising i would take lossless format at fullsize and use photoshop, image riot (on windows) or https://squoosh.app/ / https://tinypng.com/ or take a tiff into photoshop, resize to 100% and unsharpen, then optimise in image riot/sqoosh
  • Why Your Website Should Use Dithered Images (2020)
    news.ycombinator.com | 2021-09-29
    This is generally some pretty terrible advice. Really, don't follow it. At least not without testing its impact.

    Dithered 8-bit/256-color images will look 'better' than non-dithered 8-bit/265-color images, but it will almost always be worse that a 24-bit JPEG (no alpha) or 32-bit webP (includes alpha) and have a much larger file size.

    I did some quick tests with https://squoosh.app. The 8-bit dithered PNG is >4x the size of the JPEG. It also shows some terrible banding on any kind of gradient in the image. The PNG is 5x larger than a better looking webP version of the same image.

    I tested a lot of images (photos, drawings, digital artwork, etc) and some of the images were 10x larger as dithered PNGs vs webP/JPEG. Only one was smaller as a dithered PNG.

  • Apple’s Browser Engine Ban Is Holding Back Web App Innovation
    news.ycombinator.com | 2021-09-27
    This topic has so many layers.

    And I'm ok if Apple don't want to allow PWA features on Safari.

    My problem with Apple is that they technically don't allow other browser engines in iOS, all non-safari browsers on iOS are Safari with a skin. That should change.

    And regarding Native apps vs. Web apps (PWA), let's imagine some examples, I think is a good exercise to enrich the discussion:

    - The NYT app

    I think that this can perfectly be PWAs in the state that PWA features are supported right now in 2021. Users can install it, add the icon to the homescreen, get push notifications, save articles to read offline, uninstall it. Pretty good. But Apple don't want that because they will not get a 30% cut for all those NYT subscriptions generated in the app.

    - A keyboard app

    I never used a PWA that feels snappy like a native keyboard app, or in reality a PWA that have so fast and complex interactions. The latency of native is so smooth. And also, how do you integrate a PWA as a keyboard app in the OS? I don't think is possible right now. In this case I think that web apps do not compete with native, at least for now. Recently I found this Google-developed web app to compress images and is pretty good tho https://squoosh.app/

  • I'm looking for feedback and criticism on this site that I just completed.
    reddit.com/r/Frontend | 2021-09-22
    Keep an eye with the file size, like marilyn2.png (1.8mb) you can use a service like https://squoosh.app/ to reduce it, example (122kb)
  • Help needed, very bad loading time on my ecom store
    reddit.com/r/Wordpress | 2021-09-19
    What ever I'm working on in Photoshop, I export as PNG, and then use squoosh.app as it can encode jpg using MozJPEG, as well as many different formats like Webp, and even AVIF!
  • Cat Goric: Escape from the Warp Chamber - Post-Mortem
    dev.to | 2021-09-19
    So I started reducing their sizes. I've used Piskel to extract only the frames I needed from the sprite sheets. Then sent them through Squoosh to convert to WEBP with the smallest possible size (it's equivalent to the reduction from TinyPNG, with the difference that WEBP is smaller than PNG).
  • How Do You Make Images SEO-Friendly and Get More Traffic to Your Website?
    With the WebP format, you get better lossless and lossy compression for images on the web. Squoosh is a tool you can use to convert your images to WebP. WebP is the only image format supported by both Mozilla and Chrome.
  • Reduce Size image
    reddit.com/r/macapps | 2021-09-07
  • I'm thinking of converting some of my large PNG images to SVG to reduce loading time. Is there a difference between using an SVG as an img source and pasting the SVG source directly into the code?
    reddit.com/r/webdev | 2021-09-07
    GitHub: https://github.com/GoogleChromeLabs/squoosh
    reddit.com/r/webdev | 2021-09-07
  • Beginners Guide to Web Performance: Optimizing Images
    dev.to | 2021-09-06
    I use Squoosh to convert individual images to WEBP. I haven't found a good free bulk tool yet, and I still find I have to mess with the settings to make sure the image still looks good after being compressed.
  • What is best AVIF compression settings without losing quality for 8000x6000 and 4000x3000?
    reddit.com/r/AV1 | 2021-09-01
    For experiments you can use Squoosh. Otherwise there is a Gimp plugin, I'm a Linux command line dude and prefer to use cjxl.
  • JPEG XL - Developer Usage
    reddit.com/r/jpegxl | 2021-08-29
    I found out about JPEG XL from Google's own image compression packaged called "squoosh" (https://github.com/GoogleChromeLabs/squoosh) and so far it compress it very well compared to other services (with old image standard) such as TinyPNG or Imagemin. This caught my interest.
  • Ask HN: Can AVIFs replace JPEGs inside PDF files?
    news.ycombinator.com | 2021-08-26
    They could have been using webp and had the same benefits but they haven't. Like you said they could have been using jpeg 2000 correctly but they haven't. I doubt we will see avif be used this way correctly especially considering how in flux it is right now. I've messed around with avif on https://squoosh.app/ and it's not really as easy as just picking a number between 0 and 100 universally for every image and having it be better than jpeg.


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