Editors' reviewTrue to its name, this utility takes photo compression very seriously. On the plus side, Advanced JPEG Compressor supports a wide range of image formats and packs a number of features for fine-tuning compression, even when working with large batches of shots. The downside to this extensive level of control is a crowded, chaotic interface that may scare off newcomers. The program lets you set compression ratio and levels, and offers handy sliders for equalizing the detail quality. Folks who really want to get detailed will appreciate the abilities to tweak sharpness, luma equalization, smoothness, brightness, and color balance. In addition to the rotation feature, you'll find a tool that lets you add a watermark, with the ability to adjust its font, placement, and opacity. In our tests, this program quickly shrunk our images without a noticeable loss in quality, even when we took a closer look with the powerful zoom tool. However, since the demo version won't let you save compressed shots, some users may not find it as handy as similar, less-restrictive programs. Still, seasoned shutterbugs who need to save space without sacrificing quality likely will get a lot out of Advanced JPEG Compressor.
Advanced JPEG Compressor (AJC) is a program to process with special care your digital photos to preserve their original picture quality. AJC contains our very powerful JPEG compression engine and technology specially designed to do this. JPEG (JPG) is the most popular digital photo format. AJC makes all the base image processing tasks you need to get your photos ready for sharing, storing and printing: allows you to edit, resize and compress images. The built-in picture editor allows you to crop, remove red eyes, change levels, and more photo editing options. The built-in photo resizer easily changes image dimensions and resolution. Special abilities, such as image watermarking and JPEG EXIF data editor there are also available.
AJC can work as a powerful batch image resizer and JPEG image converter to convert GIF, TIFF, PNG, BMP images to JPG format. The batch processing mode and the use of 'profiles' let you easily automate any tasks. You can even do different picture editing or resizing of particular images from the batch with a special 'individual' batch option. Batch rename and use a lot of options available. Advanced JPEG Compressor has a very convenient and flexible user interface which allows you to view "before and after" pictures. All of the AJC's user interface solutions designed to save your time and money.
What's new in this version:
Version 2011 improves user interface for Windows 7.