'PNGGauntlet' Articles

PNGGauntlet 3.1.2 - Bugfixes and forced PNG conversion

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PNGGauntlet 3.1.2 is a minor update that resolves some bugs, and adds a much-requested option. First, the bugfixes - PNGGauntlet will now correctly add directories that have a ‘.’ in their name. Previously, it’d reject the whole directory, saying it was an unrecognized image extension. Now it works as expected. I’ve also tweaked the way PNGGauntlet handles temp files, so if you’ve been getting errors about not being able to write or delete temp files, this should address that.

The only new feature is an option labeled “Always convert files to PNG even if it would make them larger” in the Options dialog. PNGGauntlet has always single-mindedly gone for the smallest files it could, and this meant that when it converted from something like JPEG to PNG and the resulting file was larger, it’d just leave the JPEG and not write the PNG. After all, if a graphic was already smallest as a JPEG, then it should stay that way. However, I’ve had many people asking for PNGGauntlet to convert those...

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PNGGauntlet 2.1 with Windows 7 integration

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Last week I pushed a new update to PNGGauntlet, version 2.1. It’s been almost two years since the last PNGGauntlet update, and 2.1 doesn’t bring a lot of new stuff - it’s mainly bug fixes and optimizations. But there are some cool new bits. My favorite...

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PNGGauntlet 2.0.2

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I thought everything was going well with PNGGauntlet 2 until I got a comment reporting some problems with it at the beginning of the month. It’s taken me almost a month to get a chance to sit down and check out the problem (August is always really...

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Announcing PNGGauntlet 2.0

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It’s been about three years since I last released an update to PNGGauntlet. This PNG image optimizing tool has been very popular, but has been sorely in need of a refresh. Today I’m excited to announce a major update, PNGGauntlet 2.0.

The most important...

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