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April 3rd, 2007

The 1% Nation of JPG

Pardon the slightly geeky post.

The other day I was saving a JPG and choosing the quality I wanted to save it at (100% that particular day) when I realized that I’d saved at 100% before and I’d saved at 73% before (my normal for-the-web quality), I’d never seen what an ultra-compressed JPG looked like, a 1% quality JPG.

So I tried it. It took a 2.5 meg file down to 70k, about 98% compression. Impressive. Even more impressive is that the result looked like old school ANSI art.

Here’s an example using a picture of a really, really, REALLY cute baby and her geek of a father, saved at 100%:

Now, here’s the same photo saved at 1%:

I’d venture to say that the dude in the picture looks better in the second image.

Posted in Technology

Paul April 3, 2007, 2:08 pm

Looks like he’s got a nasty rash in the second one.

These are enjoyable though – definitely reminds me of the Olde Days.

Aanen April 3, 2007, 2:20 pm

The second one kinda reminds me of the old sierra games

jk April 3, 2007, 2:54 pm

Daddy really is a geek!

Where did you buy that shirt? (Hers, not yours.)

Ryan April 3, 2007, 3:00 pm

Huyen bought it for her (us)… I think she got it from

jk April 4, 2007, 12:24 am

Thanks! That label is carried by a store in our city. How fun!

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