Posted on 2002-05-07
One of our clients has asked us to try and reduce file sizes on some of their pages.
One area we are going to aim at doing this is by further reducing the size of the gifs/jpegs used on the site.
We work from PSD's which we cut up where necessary then optimise using the save for web functionality.
In an effort to get the best results we have done a few tests using Fireworks (1.0) and have noticed that it seems to produce better results than Photoshop. For example a jpeg with quality set at 60 in Photoshop and 60 in Fireworks is dramatically smaller.
I was wondering if this is correct or if what Fireworks refers to as quality 60 Photoshop refers to as quality 40?
Put simply is Fireworks more efficient at image optimisation - it would be great if someone could provide hard evidence as for us to start using Fireworks for image optimisation would add to our development time.
Many Thanks in advance.