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Re: Start icons

Posted: Sun Jun 10, 2018 4:02 am
by asqwerth
colin_b wrote:
Sun Jun 10, 2018 12:37 am
Just out of curiosity, are the optimized images useful?

I don't want to waste yours and my time doing more if they aren't needed.
I don't really know. I'm guessing it might help reduce the sizes of the artwork-packages somewhat, so the packaging team might find this useful, as well as Adrian who uploads the monthly updated isos.

But I'll leave them to respond.

Thanks for doing it anyway!

Re: Start icons

Posted: Tue Jun 12, 2018 8:46 pm
by colin_b
with kind permission of antechdesigns < www.opendesktop.org/member/455534/ > (pursuant to Creative Commons Licence)

Thanks for your replies, your comments are greatly appreciated. My delayed response is due to a knackered modem.

I am going to continue to optimize images as I'm a bit OCD about those which have a huge file size. If the images are of use then I'll be happy :happy:

I've had another bash at the login / grub images. I have reduced the image sizes by 60%, greyscaled and optimized them. They look better, and the total size of the files is down to 212KB.

The files are at https://postimg.cc/gallery/16vqqgtso/

Re: Start icons

Posted: Wed Jun 13, 2018 12:23 am
by Stevo
I ran guetzli on your reduced images, and it reduced them further by 10-20%. What would be really nice it we could shrink then all with Linux tools like imagemagick and guetzli on the command line, so we could just run a script on the folder full of images.

After running guetzli on them, I couldn't see any change at all when switching the original and reduced version in nomacs.

Who's in charge of the github for the artwork packages? That's where the new files need to go.

Re: Start icons

Posted: Wed Jun 13, 2018 7:05 pm
by colin_b
with kind permission of antechdesigns < www.opendesktop.org/member/455534/ > (pursuant to Creative Commons Licence)

:eek: Batch optimization is not recommended. While some images optimize without problems others will suffer from artifacts, and these artifacts can be real bad. A friend of mine batch file optimized images I had previously optimized for his website in the hope of saving a few KB. His images were trashed - fortunately I kept copies and his website was easily returned to its full glory.

Quality optimization requires the images to be dealt with on an individual basis, and this is Smartsaver Pro's specialist subject.

I have redone the grub / login images, they have been slightly softened. This has reduced the total size of the files to 160KB.

The files are at https://postimg.cc/gallery/2r1bb1wd4/

Re: Start icons

Posted: Thu Jun 14, 2018 3:34 pm
by colin_b
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Re: Start icons

Posted: Thu Jun 14, 2018 4:53 pm
by colin_b
Six wallpapers from Auro Kumar Sahoo viewtopic.php?f=129&t=44427

Wallpapers at https://postimg.cc/gallery/l6xb4xxq/

Softened grub / Login images at https://postimg.cc/gallery/dsh641qm/

Re: Start icons

Posted: Thu Jun 14, 2018 8:44 pm
by colin_b
Would it be of benefit if I optimized the wallpapers at https://mxlinux.org/wallpaper17?

It would save bandwidth, but if this isn't an issue then I won't bother.

Re: Start icons

Posted: Fri Jun 15, 2018 12:18 am
by asqwerth
Have you read your private messages yet?

Please do that before continuing.

Re: Start icons

Posted: Fri Jun 15, 2018 12:20 am
by asqwerth
asqwerth wrote:
Fri Jun 15, 2018 12:18 am
Have you read your private messages yet?

Please do that first before continuing.

Re: Start icons

Posted: Fri Jun 15, 2018 6:15 am
by asqwerth
@colin_b,

Regarding your last 2 posts, for each and every picture, you will need to check the copyright. If there are no express terms permitting distribution/modification for a particular wallpaper, then you have to seek the creator's express permission. The MX community wallpaper page has a link below every wallpaper hosted there. Click on it and you will see the author/copyright details.

Also, have you checked with Auro? I note that your picture hosting page with his wallpapers does not contain any attribution notice nor a reference to the copyright licence terms that each of the pictures falls under.