Optimize PNG files for the web using PNG Gauntlet

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January 24, 2012

PNG files are used very often on the web. As we all know, PNG files can hold transparency data as well and are therefore used on websites where an overlay of graphics is necessary. Besides, icons and small sized graphics look finer in PNG rather than in JPEG. But designers should also be concerned about optimizing the size of images that they use on websites. Therefore, optimizing PNG images for web is also very necessary. It can be accomplished with Photoshop or other similar image editing software but you may have to compromise with the quality if you aren’t an expert user of such software. If you are looking for a lightweight application that can optimize PNG images on the fly without losing the quality, PNG Gauntlet is worth a glance.

PNG Gauntlet is a nifty application that compresses your PNG files without losing any quality. The tool is available for Windows platform. PNG Gauntlet is less than 1 MB in size and you will require .NET framework 4.0 on your computer to run it. The tool is pretty simple and straightforward. After installing it, start adding your PNG images, choose an output folder and hit the Optimize button. Within seconds, you will find the optimized version of your PNG images.

PNG Gauntlet combines PNGOUT, OptiPNG and DeflOpt algorithms to compress any PNG image and renders the optimized output. They claim that no image quality is lost after compressing an image using the software. Not just optimization but the tool can also be used to convert JPG, BMP or TIFF images to PNG format.

If you are looking for a quick and easy way to optimize PNG files, look no further and give PNG Gauntlet a try.

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