Ping – Drag & Drop Optimization of PNG Files
If you’re a blogger, web developer, programmer, graphic artist, or general Mac geek, you probably regularly encounter and use PNG files. While PNG is a great format, it can be a little bloated – this is why you need the Ping app. Ping works by optimizing a variety of aspects of the PNG format (palette, compression parameters, IDAT chunks, etc.) but it does not remove any image information from the file. Just how good is this little app? We put it to the test!
The file: Here is our snazzy Web2.0ish test graphic, saved as PNG format via Adobe Photoshop CS, it is 84k:
The results: The original 84k file was compressed 62% to 32k! See for yourself!
Is that cool or what? Reducing the file sizes of images is crucial for conserving bandwidth and optimizing the load time of webpages. This app is really a ‘must have’ for Mac OS X based web developers. Now check it out yourself.