Wow, it tiny-izes large JPEGs to about 1/2, yet with more colors than original ( ? ) — worth it just for that!
Rarely for me, a small JPEG here or there came out larger, but only a few bytes larger.
I like JPEGmini, and Google WebP, and they reliably do 1/2 to 1/3rd size, so I guess people are figuring out how to encode only what’s really needed for image information.
I DON’T like that it does not allow us to configure what it will clean in detail, or add our own, nor does it list what it’s about to clean in detail, so we can’t toggle what it found on or off before deletion, it just goes ahead and wipes out entire categories, with no report, no undo, and the categories are not described ‘traditionally’ ( Ukraine ).
Plus the traditional complaints of non-resizable window and the like, and the user interface sometimes does not draw clearly, overlapping occasionally ( version 1 after all ).
I thought that I locked it up by feeding it all JPEGs from a deep subdirectory search, but be patient, it finally offered to shrink all 2,670 JPEG and PNG files, and did it quite well, freeing up ~12 MB, pretty good for already small web images, many around 2 kb.
One JPEG was ~600 kb, it made it ~300 kb, I opened and saved it at 100% in IrfanView at ~1.6 mb, and ( free ) JPEGmini made it ~325 kb, so, not bad all around.
Neither program allowed a 2nd pass, by the way, somehow marking their territory for 1 pass only.
It must be written in machine language, the program is less than 2 megabytes total — geesh!
It lets you DELETE services, be careful.
You can run as many copies of this as you want at once, it’s a self-contained module, so throw it at a couple of tasks by opening a couple of copies.
World peace through world trade, let’s support our Ukraine compatriots here, folks, they deserve a applause for a powerful little program with a lot of personality, and a lot of potential, much of it already well realized — with some refinement and marketing feedback, we have a winning software shop here in Black Bird, they sing!
What, may I ask, does this batch file do?( from the program directory )
sc stop msiserver
sc stop TrustedInstaller
sc config msiserver start= disabled
sc config TrustedInstaller start= disabled
icacls “%WINDIR%\WinSxS” /save “%WINDIR%\WinSxS_NTFS.acl” /t
takeown /f “%WINDIR%\WinSxS” /r
icacls “%WINDIR%\WinSxS” /grant “%USERDOMAIN%\%USERNAME%”:(F) /t
compact /s:”%WINDIR%\WinSxS” /c /a /i *
icacls “%WINDIR%\WinSxS” /setowner “NT SERVICE\TrustedInstaller” /t
icacls “%WINDIR%” /restore “%WINDIR%\WinSxS_NTFS.acl”
sc config msiserver start= demand
sc config TrustedInstaller start= demand