Lossy compressors for true-color PNGs
Median Cut PNG Posterizer
Reduces number of distinct color/alpha intensities in the image. Unlike typical posterization, which distributes levels evenly, this one tries to pick levels intelligently using varaince-based Median Cut and Voronoi iteration.
The goal of this tool is to make RGB/RGBA PNG images more compressible, assuming that lower number of unique byte values increses chance of finding repetition and improves efficiency of Huffman coding.
-b argument it reduces PNG file sizes by selectively blurring the image. It makes image more compressible by making it more predictable for PNG's diagonal average prediction filter.
posterize [ -v ] [ -b ] [ -d ] [ -Q <quality> ] [ levels ] -- [ input.png ] [ output.png ]
-b— Use blurring instead of posterization (recommended). Without this argument posterization is used.
-Q num— Picks minimum number of levels needed to achieve given quality.
numis quality 0-100 (100 is best, similar to JPEG). Number of levels is optional if quality is specified.
levels— Number of levels to use (2-255). Lower number gives worse quality, but smaller file.
-d— Enables simple ordered dithering in posterization mode.
-v— Verbose output. Prints mean square error (MSE) caused by posterization.
If input/output files are not specified then stdin/stdout is used respectively.
Integrated in ImageAlpha.app.
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