JPEG Cleaner Company: Rainbow Software and PiT Author: -- (Freeware) Windows OS: Windows 95/98/ME/NT/2000 Other OS: DOS Languages: English
Description: JPG Cleaner is simple but powerful utility for cleaning JPG files from anything that is not picture data. Commonly used programs such as Adobe Photoshop are writing additional information into JPG file that isn't needed for correctly displaying the picture. Texts such as File written by Adobe Photoshop, Creator: PolyView® Version 3.32 by Polybytes, LEAD Technologies Inc. V1.01; picture previews (sometimes even bigger than main JPG data!); Color Management data. All this data is useul only when opening the file in program that created it. Other programs such as Internet Browsers are just skipping this data, so the data is downloaded and then thrown away! Just use this program when publishing JPG files on the Internet and your JPG files become smaller (if they contain non-picture data) with NO QUALITY LOSS.
Usage of DOS and W32Console versions is very simple. Just type jpgclean.exe picture.jpg to clean picture.jpg file or jpgclean.exe *.jpg to clean all JPG files in current directory.
The Win32 version is easy-to-use. Step-by-step instructions are included in the readme text and help file.
Home Page: http://www.rainbow-software.org/
Direct Download: http://www.rainbow-software.org/download/jpgcln26.zip
(current version 2.6)
[posters note: excellent free small utility which cleans up jpeg images and reduces file sizes by removing comments data and/or EXIF data if required. recommended]