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!
As is well known by now throughout the world Harvey Ball, a commercial artist from Worcester, Massachusetts created the smiley face in 1963. That image went on to become the most recognizable symbol of good will and good cheer on the planet.
As the years passed Harvey Ball became concerned about the over-commercialization of his symbol, and how its original meaning and intent had become lost in the constant repetition of the marketplace. Out of that concern came his idea for World Smile Day®. He thought that we, all of us, should devote one day each year to smiles and kind acts throughout that world. The smiley face knows no politics, no geography and no religion.
Harvey’s idea was that for at least one day each year, neither should we. He declared that the first Friday in October each year would henceforth be World Smile Day®.Ever since that first World Smile Day® held in 1999, it has continued every year since in Smiley’s hometown of Worcester, MA and around the world.
More here: www.worldsmileday.com