Tuesday, 30 August 2011


JPEGmini reports: [edited]

JPEGmini is a photo optimization technology that reduces the file size of photos by up to 5x, while preserving the resolution and quality of the original photos.

JPEGmini files are optimized JPEG files, whose parameters have been tuned to significantly reduce the file size without affecting perceptual quality.

You can upload your photos to our online service, and download the optimized JPEGmini photos. Single photos do not require registration, and batch uploading full photo albums requires free registration, and there is currently no limit on the amount of photos you can process.

Thursday, 25 August 2011


Adobe reports: [edited]

Create websites as easily as you create layouts for print. You can design and publish original HTML pages to the latest web standards without writing code. Now in beta, Muse makes it a snap to produce unique, professional websites.

Free to download and use until the end of 2011.

Thursday, 18 August 2011


IngoFonts produces a wide range of commercial typefaces, including the impressively authentic Biro Script.

One of the unique features of the IngoFont website is that all the typefaces can be downloaded free. The catch being that the free version only provides uppercase and lowercase from A to Z. However, this does provide the opportunity to try the typeface out before deciding to shell out for the full commercial version.

For a PDF of their type specimen brochure, click here

Tuesday, 16 August 2011

Tang Yau Hoong

For a quick shot of light-themed visual inspiration, visit behance.net to browse some fascinating illustrations by Tang Yau Hoong.

For Tang Yau Hoong's website click here

Monday, 15 August 2011

Panasonic DMC-GF3

Digital Photography Review have published an in-depth review of Panasonic's latest Micro Four Thirds 'compact'.

Excerpts from conclusion:

"The GF3 is a satisfying camera to use that is small and light enough to carry around all day. Its 12MP Micro Four Thirds sensor, though showing its age, is capable of producing lovely images that will be a revelation to users migrating from compact sensors."

"When used in full auto mode, the GF3's autofocus and metering system do an admirable job under a wide range of conditions of producing a pleasing image. On-camera dials and buttons are pared down to the bare essentials, but advanced shooting controls are easily accessible via Panasonic's well-implemented touchscreen interface."

"We like the GF3, but it isn't perfect. It misses out on a silver award by a whisker, due to its aging 12MP sensor, and some questionable design decisions as regards flash and lens mount position. Both issues have the potential to annoy all users, regardless of their experience or their expectations."

Tuesday, 9 August 2011

Mark Noad redesigns Tube Map

Noad has updated the London Underground map, attempting to improve its geographical accuracy while maintaining its visual simplicity.

For Mark Noad's website click here

For a discussion of its design click here

Wednesday, 3 August 2011

Taking pictures with your mobile's camera

The Next Web has a helpful article on how to make the most of your mobile phone's camera.

Monday, 1 August 2011


Stuck without a photo-editing app, but have access to the 'net? Aviary allows you to perform a wide range of photo-editing within your web browser.

For more information about how to use it, click here.