Ohanaware release ICNSmini: Bitmap shrinking app for Mac, Web developers

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[prMac.com] Hengchun, Taiwan - Ohanaware today is proud to announce the release of ICNSmini 1.0 for Mac OS X, their new developer utility that slims PNG, ICNS, TIFF and Iconset images down in file size. Some files can shed up to 85% of their digital fat. Underneath ICNSmini's gorgeously modern, sleek and simple exterior, lies Ohanaware's custom ICNS generator, custom TIFF processor and "pngquant." pngquant is the #1 process for compressing PNG files, and its behind many image compression tools.

Shrinking ICNS, PNG & TIFF files can shave megabytes of a Mac Application, enabling quicker download times, reducing the applications footprint on disk and improving overall perception of the application. Shrinking PNG images for a website, will make it load quicker and enable customers to navigate to what they want quicker.

ICNSmini features:
* Can shrink ICNS files, down to 15% of their original file size
* Converts Iconsets into compressed ICNS files, with the same savings as an ICNS file
* Compresses PNG files, up to 25% of their original size
* Can slim TIFF files, on average down to 30% of their original file size
* Simple Mac like interface, drop images in and ICNSmini goes to work
* Batch processing (available via In-App-Purchase) allows multiple images to be processed in one go
* ICNS element stripping, helps to reduce ICNS files by removing unused elements
* Converts some classic ICNS elements to the more modern versions

Notes: Actual compression rates will vary, dependent upon the content of the image. ICNS compression can reach 15% when additional "Element stripping" is enabled in the preferences, otherwise ICNS average rates are about 25% of their original size. ICNS element stripping will make the ICNS file incompatible with OS X 10.6 or older. PNG compression is processed by the open source pngquat project.

System Requirements:
* OS X 10.9 Mavericks or newer
* Compatible with OS 10.11 El Capitan
* 3.8 MB

ICNSmini 1.0 is available today and is free from the Mac App Store in the Graphics & Design category. Batch Processing is available via In-App-Purchase, without batch processing images can still be compressed, one at a time.

Since '06, Joy Sha & Sam Rowlands have been building top ten, award winning apps. Their most notable applications include Funtastic Photos, which set the benchmark for modern photo editing. HDRtist & HDRtist Pro which has over 100,000 users world wide. App Wrapper, which is the #1 third party product to help developers prepare their apps for the App Store. All Material and Software (C) Copyright 2006-2015 Ohanaware Co., Ltd. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, Mac OS X and Macintosh are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries. Other trademarks and registered trademarks may be the property of their respective owners.


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