Hi guys, I just wanted to share a really (REALLY) great site I’ve found for compressing your PNG files, I was in dire need of a good solution for one of my mobile app’s GUI and the TinyPNG website is perfect for that.Don’t just take my word on it, try them yourselves And they have a freaking panda as a mascot!!! Instant favorite!!
How does it work?
Excellent question! When you upload a PNG (Portable Network Graphics) file, similar colours in your image are combined. This technique is called “quantisation”. Because the number of colours is reduced, 24-bit PNG files can be converted to much smaller 8-bit indexed colour images. All unnecessary metadata is stripped too. The result: tiny 8-bit PNG files with 100% support for transparency. Have your cake and eat it too!