Not All PNG Compressors Are Created Equal

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Not All PNG Compressors Are Created Equal. The image on the right is less than 1/2 the size of the original image on the left. If the PNG compressor doesn't optimize color depth, or uses non-aggressive DEFLATE compression it can produce PNG's that are up to 90% bloat. Optimizing the PNG's in the Camtasia Relay PC recorder resulted in a ~7% (302KB) file-size reduction. But know that file size isn't the only thing affected.

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JPG vs. PNG: Which Should I Use?

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There is no one-size-fits-all for image file formats. This post will cover two of the most popular file format options, JPG vs. PNG, including when to use them and why. There are two main questions to ask yourself when you decide which image file format to use. The answers to these questions will help guide you to select your optimal file type. The group realized a need to make large photographic files smaller, so that they could be more easily shared.

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Preventing Blurry Pictures: The Keys to Clear Images

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A few important terms related to pixels you might come across include: Resolution: size of the image in pixels (ex: 1920 x 1080). Pixel density: the relationship between resolution and physical size of screen (ex: 1080p, or ppi: pixels per inch). Use an image editing program to resize when possible to get the right size, rather than inserting an image and trying to resize in-program (ex: WordPress, Google Docs, etc.). PNG vs JPG.

YouTube Thumbnail Sizes and Best Practices (New for 2019)

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Thumbnails are reduced-size versions of images or videos that originally got their name from being about the size of a human thumbnail. In this blog post, I’ll walk you through the exact size your YouTube thumbnail should be and I’ll also cover some thumbnail best practices. First, let’s start with the exact size you should make your YouTube thumbnails! Along with the correct size, you’ll also want to keep in mind the ratio, file size, and file type of your thumbnail.