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JPGExtra - Program Details
More details about the JPGExtra program My program for optimizing JPG files is, in itself, an example of optimization. Don't be deceived by JPGExtra's dull, grey appearance because the program is tuned for efficiency and performance.


Writing The Program
JPGExtra Program History:
As someone who has always been interested in efficiency, it bothered me that JPG files contained so much waste. I set out to write a program that would cleanly remove "extras" from such files.

This involved extensive research of the JPEG and JFIF specifications as well as manually inspecting the innards of hundreds of JPG files. As I built the program, I tested it on over 50,000 files, including a large number of deliberately corrupt files. This ensured that JPGExtra ran 100% reliably, that it handled corrupt files as well as some "weird" formats, and that the resultant optimized JPG files were all written correctly and viewed identically to the originals. I'm confident that JPGExtra will handle just about anything that is thrown at it.

Thanks to this experience, I've become somewhat of an expert on the JPG format, and have since made some major edits to the Wikipedia entry on JPEG.
JPGExtra program - screen image First Impressions of JPGExtra:
Compared to other pretty programs with nice colourful icons and cute animations, JPGExtra is like watching an old black and white movie!

I'm not sure that this program will ever be considered an "old classic" like some of those movies, probably more like a good workhorse.
JPGExtra Contains No "Extras":
I programmed JPGExtra with a "minimalist" philosophy: It's the absolute minimum program that will do the job. It doesn't include an image viewer. It doesn't edit images. It doesn't catalogue images. It doesn't upload to web-sites. In short, it doesn't contain anything that you probably already have in other image or web-site software. It doesn't even contain full-colour icons, as these would have almost doubled the size of this tiny program!

JPGExtra does only ONE thing: It removes "extras" from JPG files, very quickly and very reliably. You can fire up JPGExtra in a split second, process any number of files with one or two mouse clicks, and your job is done. I like it that way.
JPGExtra Contains No Hidden Surprises:
A lot of today's software contains "hidden surprises". Some programs cause problems, either because of modifying your system or performing tasks in a non-standard manner. Other programs do questionable things, such as "phoning home" with your private details. Rest assured that JPGExtra contains no such hidden surprises!
No Spying | No Ads | No Trojans | No Phoning | NO Worries!
Ian Fieggen, programmer of JPGExtra The End Result:
Besides creating the smallest, fastest, most efficient JPG files, the JPGExtra program is itself an example of optimization. I believe it's the smallest, fastest, most efficient JPG file optimization program available.


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Smaller percentage of extras in a typical mid-sized JPG file Sample JPG File
Revealing the "extras" inside a typical JPG file.
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