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For any photographer who processes and stores large numbers of image files, the sizes of the digital files can be a big deal.
If you can save a few megabytes on the size of each file this can make a big difference to the upload time for a wedding with say 400 images, and the amount of disk space required to store the images online and on the computer hard disk. It is therefore well worth running the finished JPEG files through image compression software to get the file sizes as small as is possible, whilst making sure there is no reduction in the quality of the images.
There are several ways of going about this, but the method I have been using for some time is to use the “industry standard” software JPEGmini Pro to reduce high quality (100%) jpeg images generated by Adobe Lightroom (or, more recently Capture One). The results are quite dramatic, achieving a file size reduction of over 60% in many cases. Well worth it!
Now there is a newcomer on the block in the form of Blogstomp 3.5. Blogstomp is a neat software “app” used by photographers for combining multiple images into montages for putting on blogs, as the name suggests.