12 , 2000
BoxTop Ships ProJPEG 5
version supports Photoshop actions
today released version 5.0 of ProJPEG for Macintosh, its plugin for optimizing
JPEG files in Photoshop and other applications that accept Photoshop filters.
The new version includes support for advanced actions in Photoshop, including
automated scripting and batch processing of images. It also has a brand new interface
and resizeable window. It has no upper limit on file size, and, according to BoxTop,
requires one-third the memory of previous versions.
- Target file size control
for selecting the desired file size, rather than choosing image quality settings.
- Variable compression allows
users to save a selection as the background, which can be compressed more than
the foreground, preserving image quality in more important areas.
- Zoomable and resizeable
image previewing with side by side comparisons with the original.
- Live absolute file size
- Download time estimation.
- Full range controls, including
image quality and smoothing settings from zero to 100.
- Image smoothing controls,
which helps remove low frequency noise from images. Smoothing can be applied to
the foreground, background or entire image.
- Sampling control, which
produces higher-quality JPEGs at the expense of compression.
- Baseline and progressive
- Huffman code optimization
capability, which generates a custom code table that works best to compress an
individual image instead of using a standard generic code table.
- Presets capabilities.
ProJPEG consistently outperforms Photoshop's built-in JPEG compression. ProJPEG
is available now for Macintosh for $49.95 or included in the BoxTop Super Bundle
with five other graphics tools for $134.95. An upgrade from previous versions
runs $19.95. For more information, visit http://www.boxtopsoft.com.
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