"brocker" wrote:If you're using png (and you should be ), you can 'pngcrush' the files to reduce them to the smallest possible size, without any quality loss. Here's good forum post on the topic: http://davidwalsh.name/pngcrush
I was actually trying to offload as many images as I could as I read there is a limitation to what can be saved to the Roku, and they suggested hosting them elsewhere if you have a bunch (which I will). I already got a couple of warnings when side loading the project that I'm going over on size.
I had our graphic artist go through and make images as per dimensional guidelines, now was hoping to host them at BrightCove.
Actually, the most effective png (and .jpg actually) size reduction tool is Adobe ImageReady.
Faster? I don't know, but I'm getting equal or better crushing from adobe, and great .jpg optimization as well - a 50% jpg saved from photoshop without the optimize function looks kinda yucky, whereas a 50% from ImageReady looks great. I used pngcrusher till I discovered that ImageReady (and this is like the last PPC only version of Photoshop/imageready, before mac came out with Intel Processors, so it runs under Rosetta) does a better job on both the file size and the quality of .png file.
I'll admit that's pretty good evidence in ImageReady's favor.