RSS Feed

Please wait while my feed loads

See more posts...

Newsletter

Subscribe to either one of our two newsletters for regular updates and information

Downloads newsletter

This is a weekly newsletter with download news, updates and other information

This is a monthly newsletter with software store information, offers and deals

wxPackJPG 1.2.0

Compress your JPEGs by up to 20%

by Mike Williams

Our Rating:
Your Rating:
Login to rate
Based on 0 ratings
License: Open Source
Operating Systems: Windows 7 (32 bit), Windows 7 (64 bit), Windows 8, Windows Server, Windows Vista (32 bit), Windows Vista (64 bit), Windows XP
Requirements:
Languages: English, French, German
Software Cost: Free
Date Updated: 21 November 2014
Watchlist: Add download to my watchlist
Downloads To Date: 494
Developer: Roman Hiestand
RSS News Feed: http://sourceforge.net/api/file/index/project-id/1928180/mtime/desc/limit/20/rss
Safeguard your PC with Malwarebytes 3.0 Premium for only $29.99, saving 50% from store.downloadcrew.com
wxPackJPG 1.2.0
Compress your JPEGs by up to 20%

JPEGs are difficult to compress. If you need to archive a large number then you could try placing them in a zip file, but you probably won't save more than 5%. Sometimes the archives can be larger than the originals.

WxPackJPG uses a smarter technique (via the tool PackJPG), optimised for JPEGs, to deliver much better results. The developer claims compression rates of up to 20%, and while we saw a maximum of 16%, that's still very impressive. Especially as the program isn't resizing images, tweaking image quality or anything else. This is true lossless compression.

WxPackJPG is easy enough to use. We pointed the program at our test files, clicked "Compress!", and it converted them to the compressed PJG equivalent. And you can import PJG files to restore them, in much the same way.

One issue is that, when viewing a PJG file in Explorer, you won't see a thumbnail of the image itself. This could be a problem if you're hoping to find one image amongst many. But wxPackJPG 1.1.0 helped a little by adding a Preview option, so if you open all your pictures in the program then you can at least view any of them without having to manually decompress it first.

These are small points, though, and on balance wxPackJPG does a great job. It's significantly better at cutting JPEG file size than standard techniques, and if you need to archive a large JPEG library then it could be very interesting.

Version 1.2:
    * Added image preview
    * Added Abort button
    * Upgraded packJPGlib to 2.5j (among others, fixed possible crash with malformed JPEG)
    * Restored Windows XP compatibility

Verdict:

An excellent archiving tool which can significantly cut your JPEG space requirements

Your Comments & Opinion
 
Related Download Articles
 
FileOptimizer

FileOptimizer 13.30.2393

Open Source

Compress images, Office documents, archives, executable files and more with this lossless optimisation tool

LeptonGUI

LeptonGUI 0.9.0

Freeware

Compress JPGs by 20% or more

Lepton

Lepton 1.2

Open Source

Compress JPGs by 20% or more

ZipGenius

ZipGenius 6.3.2.3116

Freeware

Free compression tool with support for a wide range of formats

Other Download Articles From This Category
Hybrid

Hybrid 2018.10.21.1

Freeware

An advanced video conversion tool with x264 support

SMPlayer

SMPlayer 18.10.0

Freeware

Play music, video, DVDs and more with this versatile media player

MediaMonkey

MediaMonkey 4.1.23.1881

Freeware

Bring order to even the messiest of music collections

Movavi Video Suite 18

Movavi Video Suite 18.0.1

Trial Software

Create and record videos, edit them, share clips online or burn video DVDs. And that's just the start.

From Softwarecrew

Please wait while my feed loads

See more posts...

 

Spotlight: Free Full Software

Windows 10 October 2018 Update (build 1809)

Free Full Commercial Software

This is the latest version of Windows October 2018 Update. it's a media creation tool that can be used to upgrade an existing installation of Windows or create installation media for another PC. Just make your choice after launching the tool and it'll do the rest.

What was new in Windows 10, when it was released? The OS brought back the Start Menu, though with a Windows 8 twist: live tiles keep you up-to-date with the latest news while also providing an easy way to launch apps. (Don't worry if you prefer the Start Screen, it's still there and you can boot into it if you prefer.)

Apps now work much more like regular desktop programs. They have minimise, maximise, restore and close buttons, and can be resized (to a degree) and organised however you like.

If you've still lost track of a program in the mass of open windows, a new Task Spaces feature can help. Click its taskbar button and you'll see thumbnails for everything running now, a little like OS X's Mission Control - just click something to switch to it.

Better still, Task Spaces also supports virtual desktops. Add extra desktops as required and it'll display thumbnails of each one, making it easy to identify whatever you're after and switch to it.

There's also smarter snapping, new customisation options, and even a bunch of experimental additions to the command prompt.

Fall Creators Update brings a whole host of new features for Windows 10. See the Microsoft Blog for more information.

The Windows 10 ISO here will give you build 1809 which is the October 2018 Update.

[...]
Value:
Free
Rating: