Optimize JPG files with no loss of image quality by cleanly removing "extras" (or "metadata"), those hidden bits of information that are typically embedded in files by digital cameras and image editing software. JPGExtra is the world's smallest, fastest and most efficient app for JPG image optimization.
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To demonstrate what JPGExtra does and why it's needed, let's look inside a typical JPG file to see the types of "extras" (or "metadata") and how JPGExtra can optimize such files by cleanly removing those extras.
When an image is made smaller, many of the unseen "extras" within the resulting JPG file can still be just as large, constituting a greater percentage of waste. Typical icon-sized JPG files will benefit the most from optimization by JPGExtra.
Typical websites, particularly shopping and photo sites, contain many individual JPG files on each page. After optimizing those JPG files with JPGExtra, web pages go from "empty" to "full" much faster.
My app for optimizing JPG files is, in itself, an example of optimization. Don't be deceived by JPGExtra's dull, grey appearance because the app is tuned for efficiency and performance.
JPGExtra is an incredibly tiny app, so it should only take a split-second to download onto your computer. It's now available free of charge thanks to people who support me by buying items through my Amazon links.
I've tried to make JPGExtra fairly simple to use, but for the full picture, here's the A–B–C of installing and using the app and understanding the various features plus some tricks to improve your workflow.
JPGExtra will handle most problems, such as corrupt JPG files, disk errors and so forth. This page lists these common errors plus some of the less obvious problems and their solutions.
I've received a few unsolicited testimonials from satisfied JPGExtra users. I also present a case study from one website that I personally assisted, plus showcase countless optimized JPG files on my own Ian's Shoelace Site.
More in-depth technical information about the types of "extras" in JPG files and where they come from, plus some extraordinary examples that I've found during my research.