Dreamscape Software’s JPEGCompress is the perfect tool for almost anyone who needs to compress graphic files for web site posting.
I personally use it to convert MSPaint’s .BMP files to smaller size JPEG files, which I then upload or post to various sites. It also scales images down which is something that comes in handy with digital camera files.
Best of all JPEGCompress is free for personal use. If you use Windows, I doubt you could find a better utility than JPEGCompress for free.
Sponsered by Linspire, the company that is trying to make Linux user-friendly for the rest of us, and based on everyone’s favorite browser Firefox, is Nvu. Pronounced as NewView, in case you are wondering, Nvu is a project that if successful could give everyone an open sourced WYSIWYG Web Authoring Suite that can compete with Macromedia’s Dreamweaver.
Even if you are good with writing html from scratch, graphical editors like Nvu and Dreamweaver still become useful when editing and making tables.
Right now Nvu is nothing to brag about. The interface seems slow and even older versions of Dreamweaver 3 still beat Nvu, but the project is nearing its first major 1.0 release and there are even some extensions and themes at NvuExt.mozdev.org. The Phoenity theme is the most cartoonish one and should match WindowsXP based desktops the most. Since Nvu is based on Firefox, hopefully more of the Firefox extension developers will release stuff for Nvu too in the future.
If you can’t afford Adobe or Macromedia software, you should check out Nvu, cause free software may not be perfect but it is very affordable.
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