One technique that many who work on websites use is compression. Websites and images you view in your browser often are compressed, squeezed down to as much as a tenth their normal size. Why? That speeds up how much time it takes a website to load in your browser. Here’s a Mac tool that kinda does a little of everything that requires compression.
Squeeze, Squeezing, Squeezer
What happens is obvious but hidden. Squeezer can batch compile, optimize, compress, and minify your files with drag and drop and a click.
There’s not much to not like about using Squeezer because it’s simple enough to set up (if you’re working on websites then you already know the basic file settings for your server requirements– it even zips files). The only caveat is one of preference and not a deal breaker, and that’s image compression.
Squeezer can compress standard PNG, JPG, even SVG files, but not to the standard of Adobe’s applications, including Photoshop. Adobe does something with their export functionality which gives smaller image or photo file sizes with better quality than any third party application I’ve used. Even the aging FireWorks on an old iMac in the office outputs photos with better clarity and smaller file sizes than anything else I’ve used.
But that’s a minor nit. If you need to compress files for a website, and don’t have a server that can do it automatically, Squeezer is a good app to have around.