The ramblings of a developer
I am asked fairly often how someone can best prepare their images for the web. The answer is fairly simple, you should reduce the file size as much as possible without impacting quality.
One tool to do this on the Mac is an open source applicationcalled ImageOptim. ImageOptim is a GUI front-end for several open source applications designed to remove hidden or unused attributes from images.
Figure 1. The uncompressed original screenshot of weaverPix 2.0’s preferences. Dimensions: 745x610px Size: 119KB
Figure 2. The compressed representation of Figure 1. Dimensions: 745x610px Size: 78KB!
Figure 3. The result provided by ImageOptim resulted in a 34.1% reduction in file size!
In summary it is a few simple step process,