[racket-dev] Yikes! Images in science collection could be much smaller

From: John Clements (clements at brinckerhoff.org)
Date: Sat Oct 30 12:43:27 EDT 2010

On Oct 29, 2010, at 6:34 PM, Doug Williams wrote:

> I'm in the process of updating all of my collections to Racket. I have most of the smaller ones done - animated-canvas, describe (with documentation this time), packed-binary, and uuid - with only table-panel left to go. Right now I'm finishing up the documentation for my new sesame library - an interface to the Sesame RDF triples store - that I'll release this weekend. [I need it for my 'real' job.] Then I'll move on to the 'big three' - science, simulation, and inference. They'll take me a while because of their size and complexity.But, I'll redo the graphics to PNG format at that time.

Sounds good; let me know if I can help; I'd be glad to crunch those files and spend five minutes changing "bmp" to "png" everywhere.


> On Fri, Oct 29, 2010 at 6:45 PM, John Clements <clements at brinckerhoff.org> wrote:
> Your science collection stores images as bitmaps.  Storing them as png's instead reduces their size by about 99%. This is lossless, so there's no reduction in quality.
> If I'm doing the math correctly, this could reduce the size of the installed science collection from about 78 megabytes to about 7 megabytes (it looks like there are three copies of everything).
> John

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