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Apr
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comment How to optimize images to improve pagespeeds / webpage loading times?
This "answer" is just a copy-paste from the linked page, which itself smells vaguely spammy. Without the copy-pasted text and image, it would be a link-only answer. I'm not flagging this as spam, since the author seems to be an established user and probably deserves the benefit of the doubt, but I'm definitely giving this a -1.
Apr
13
comment Can I reduce the file size of an SVG to be closer to its JPEG equivalent?
Look closely at the controller: if you select "Remove raster images" when optimizing the original SVG, the shading on the controller disappears completely (because it's actually an embedded semitransparent PNG). You can actually see it if you compare the screenshot in your answer to the original JPEG. The 4.02 kB version I got is bigger because it includes an extra path and gradient to replace the removed shading.
Apr
13
comment Can I reduce the file size of an SVG to be closer to its JPEG equivalent?
As with SVGOMG (from Dom's answer), here also the biggest savings seem to come from disabling xlink, which, as a side effect, completely deletes the embedded image. Obviously, replacing the image with a gradient isn't really something you can expect an automated tool to do.
Apr
13
comment Can I reduce the file size of an SVG to be closer to its JPEG equivalent?
I don't have the un-optimized version with just the gradient fixed any more, but if I manually edit the original SVG to replace the bitmap with the last <radialGradient> and <path> from my hand-optimized code, SVGOMG optimizes the resulting 5.8 kB image down to 4.02 kB (4.11 kB prettified), and seems to do a pretty thorough job; I don't really see any obvious missed opportunities. (Playing with it a bit more, I did notice that it sometimes fails to merge consecutive groups with identical attrs; Inkscape sometimes seems to generate those, e.g. when adjusting the page to fit the drawing.)
Apr
13
comment Can I reduce the file size of an SVG to be closer to its JPEG equivalent?
Looking at the rendered preview, it seems that most of the savings come from the fact that it completely deletes the embedded image. Obviously, replacing the bitmap with a gradient isn't something one can expect a software tool to do automatically.
Apr
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Apr
9
comment Can I reduce the file size of an SVG to be closer to its JPEG equivalent?
+1 That's awesome! Honestly, I wasn't even aware that this tool existed. With the right options, the command-line version even beats my hand-optimized code by almost 200 bytes, and running it on the hand-optimized code gets it down to just 4571 bytes(!).
Apr
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Apr
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answered Can I reduce the file size of an SVG to be closer to its JPEG equivalent?
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answered Cover Art for Ebooks - Is it acceptable to use images labeled by google as “for reuse with modifications”
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Apr
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comment Who owns copyright to photos of public places? (Editorial Use Only license)
Relevant Wikipedia link: Freedom of panorama. Wikimedia Commons has a page describing way more than you ever wanted to know about the extent and limitations of such rights in different parts of the world.
Apr
4
answered How to get rid of these outline artifacts in an Inkscape SVG trace?
Apr
4
comment What are the differences of the various kinds of black print color?
Related, perhaps duplicate: graphicdesign.stackexchange.com/questions/2984/…
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Mar
17
comment How many times can I open and resave a jpeg until its quality noticeably drops?
If you have a good enough display and eyesight, once.