JPEGmini, a start-up based in Tel Aviv, Israel has developed a new recompression technology that claims to preserve the perceptual quality of JPEG image files whilst reducing the file size up to five times. The technology works in the domain of baseline JPEG, resulting in files that are fully compatible with any browser, photo software or device that support the standard JPEG format.
The new process will allow users to:
“store more photos on your hard drive and online photo service account, attach more photos to your emails, and upload your photos faster to the web. If you have an image-intensive website, your pages will load faster, and you’ll also reduce your storage and bandwidth costs.”
The conversion engine is a online tool which is available once you sign up for a free account. Unfortunately it will not do anything for those of us with thousands of RAW files!