The favorite plug-in amongst many photographers just got a little better, which is great news! In case you haven't read my last article covering what JPEGmini does and what it's all about, it's both a software and plug-in that cuts the file size of every high-resolution photo in half while still retaining photo size and resolution. Sounds impossible, right? We put it to the test and the results did pleasantly surprise us. With that said, JPEGmini listened to what customers had to say and are finally sharing updates to all. Let's dive into what they've added.
Before we begin, this update is available for those who already previously purchased this software at no charge. If you'd like to see an in-depth review of the product as a whole feel free to check out my last article on this software. This article we'll be covering just some update they've made.
Now Optimizes Photos Up To 128 Mega Pixels
JPEGmini is now catering to the medium-format crowd with its increase in export capacity. This is also useful for collages, panoramas, etc. Still not convinced? Give the Hasselblad’s sample image a try. The size of this photo is 64.6MB, after running through the software, that same photo optimized down to 16.6MB! You do the math, that's roughly 25% of the original file size while retaining full-resolution. You can test it for yourself by downloading a JPEGmini Pro free trial.
More Resizing Options
What they've added is the ability to set max height, width, long edge, and short edge. This is similar to the export option in Lightroom. While this update at first seems underwhelming, it really shows its value in the final feature that has been released.
Multiple Export and Resizing
I'll be honest, I've tried several times to find a way to do this via Lightroom, and JPEGmini has saved me time and headaches with this feature. I'm pumped to be using this feature in my everyday workflow. What this means is that you now can take export one photo file into multiple sizes and dimension with just one click. It's amazing and a lifesaver. From time-to-time, I do e-commerce work for websites that require exporting the same photo in multiple sizes, this perfect for that and will save everyone loads of time. The only downside that left me more to desire is that this feature is only available in the stand-alone app and has not been released for Adobe Photoshop or Lightroom. It is a bummer but I did bring this up to the JPEGmini team and hopefully, that will be an update to come sooner than later.
- Photographers that use medium-format or panoramas now can export using this software with the increase of mega pixel capability.
- The ability to export the same photo file into different sizes
- Additional options such as long-edge, short-edge, max width, and max height.
- The update is free for all customers who already have JPEGmini
- Some features aren't available in the plug-ins (i.e. the multiple export and resizing update)
JPEGmini can be purchased via their website and it retails at $99. Users can also try the software for a free trial.