JPEGmini 3.5 provides extra video options together with decision resizing and M4V file assist

JPEGmini is a improbable utility that’s change into a go-to instrument for a lot of photographers who need to put their content material on the internet – or people who simply need to save arduous drive area. Though we’re just about all on broadband nowadays, optimising the file sizes of our web sites, particularly in the case of photos and video, remains to be a precedence to maintain them loading rapidly. And, nicely, that’s the place JPEGmini steps in.

It’s a well-liked instrument, and it even works as a plugin from immediately inside Photoshop, Lightroom and Seize One. It additionally helps video. Its major purpose is to minimise the variety of bytes your content material makes use of up whereas preserving as a lot of the unique high quality as doable. The latest launch, JPEGmini 3.5 focuses on the video options, bringing resizing, improved file assist, and higher efficiency.

It’s not a lot of a shock that JPEGmini added video assist to its record of capabilities. With increasingly more content material on the internet being video nowadays, it was a logical determination to make. Assist for video was truly added last year and it’s step by step enhancing. The headline function within the latest replace is the power to resize your movies utilizing commonplace built-in presets like 4K, 1080p or 720p or by setting customized dimensions manually. Ultimate in case you recurrently shoot and render in 4K however need a extra compact 1080p model for importing to Fb or different social media platforms.

JPEGmini already had assist for a variety of video file codecs together with h.264 (AVC) MP4 and MOV information when video features were initially added, however the brand new replace additionally provides M4V information into the combo. The JPEGmini crew says that “supporting all sorts of codecs is a piece in progress” however the brand new model is simply one other step in direction of that purpose. They are saying we will anticipate as much as a few 50% measurement discount on video information with a mean of round 30%.


As usually appears to be the case nowadays, there’s been an enormous give attention to efficiency. They are saying that the replace has “enhanced the video efficiency with sooner assist” however precisely how a lot of an enchancment it’s over the previous model isn’t clear. There’s not lots of info on the web site about benchmarks or estimated instances – even on identified constant {hardware} like an Apple M1 system vs Premiere Professional or DaVinci Resolve render instances, and even towards the earlier model of JPEGmini.

Nonetheless, it’s confirmed it’s value many instances over to photographers. I’m positive it’ll do the identical for video shooters, too, particularly those that need to minimise the file sizes as a lot as doable for sooner add instances to social media!

You could find out extra about JPEGmini or get a duplicate for your self on the JPEGmini website.