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[edit] Welcome

Welcome to the Homestar Runner Wiki, Png guy. Good jorb with optimizing those PNGs! Which tool are you using? Loafing 09:17, 10 June 2007 (UTC)

I use an exe called PNGOUT[1] which was created by the Ken Silverman, creator of the Build engine used in Duke Nukem 3D, amongst other games. PNGOUT is excellent at optimizing PNGs if you use the right settings. Unfortunately, it doesn't check EVERY possible combination of settings for the smallest file size. That part I have to do myself. Well, there's your answer.

Png guy 02:59, 11 June 2007 (UTC)

[edit] The Iron Cup

The coveted Iron Cup

Hey there, Png guy. Just wanted to let you know that your efforts at optimizing the size of PNG files have been noticed — you've greatly reduced the size of over 110 images! As a result, I'm awarding you the Iron Cup of Brunswich Stew. From HRWiki:Barnstars,

This award, the first on HRWiki, is given to recognize good contributions and to let people know that their hard work is seen and appreciated. It was given to The Cheat by Strong Bad for his good work on New Boots.

Thanks again for your hard work — decreasing the size of images helps minimize the amount of unnecessary data transfer and translates into real savings for the wiki. (I don't know how much, but I'm sure it helps!) See you around, and keep it up! Trey56 20:31, 17 June 2007 (UTC)

Thank you very much. Png guy 06:18, 18 June 2007 (UTC)

[edit] Random items

Hey again, Png guy. I just came across a special page that might be of some help to you: the File list. You may already know about this, but it's capable of listing the biggest files first, which I thought might help you in your work toward compressing PNGs.

Also, I noticed on your user page that you're from Australia; there are at least a couple other active users from Australia I know of — Phlip and Shwoo. You're likely to run across them at some point. Anyways, talk atcha later... Trey56 08:07, 18 June 2007 (UTC)

Thanks, Trey56. That list should be a real help. Also, can you get rid of Bookshelf.JPG, as it has been abandoned, thanks. It was the largest file, and it's not being used, so...Png guy 08:23, 18 June 2007 (UTC)

[edit] Some images

Hi there, Png Guy. I don't know if you're familiar with all of MediaWiki's features, but when you upload images, the old ones are still saved on the server. From some images we benefit from optimizing, like on much viewed pages for toons and emails. But some optimizations just clog up our servers. When you upload an image that is only 99% of the original one, we now have two near-identical files on the server just taking up space. What you're doing is great, but I really think that you should mostly stick to optimizing images 70% or lower, except for really big images above 250,000-300,000 bytes. Thank you for your help, Elcool (talk)(contribs) 12:05, 23 June 2007 (UTC)

Ok Png guy 13:30, 23 June 2007 (UTC)
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