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How to Magically Free up Tons of Hard Drive Space

I remember watching a paid commercial late at night, many years ago, from Showtime Rotisserie & BBQ. The host, Ron Popeil, involved the audience during his pitch. To this day I can still hear the catch phrase play over and over in my head, “set it and forget it.” Ron was great at showing the simplicity of the product.

This rotisserie oven was so easy to use. All you had to do was put the chicken or meat onto the skewers/spits, place it into the oven, set the time and come back when it’s done, or “set it and forget it.” If you think about it, it’s pretty similar to how we treat our photos when we transfer them to our hard drives.

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This may sound a bit far fetched, but imagine with me if you will; the camera is the chicken/meat, the hard drive is the rotisserie oven, and the transfer cable is the skewer/spit. You are plugging the transfer cable from your camera to your hard drive in order to transfer the photos from the memory card.

It doesn’t make a difference what you do next. You could be posting those photos to your social networks, website, emails, or even editing. No matter what, there is one thing that is for certain; they are staying on your hard drive. “Set it and forget it” is essentially what you are doing here.
Day after day, week after week, month after month, you keep adding more and more photos to your hard drive filling it up. All of a sudden, your computer isn’t working as fast as it used to. You start seeing a “Low Disk Space” flag on your PC’s system tray or, “Your startup disk is almost full,” if you’re on a Mac. Don’t worry, there’s no need to panic! We have the solution that will magically free up tons of hard drive space.

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One must never break the Magician’s Code, but we’re going to make an exception today. Would you like to know how our magical solution works? Great! Here’s how it works.

There are two main components to JPEGmini. The first is an image quality detector, which imitates the perceptual qualities of the human visual system, to determine the maximum amount of compression that can be used on each photo without causing visible artifacts.

The second is a unique JPEG encoder, which adapts the JPEG encoding process to the original photos, creating the most compact representation of the photos that is possible under the JPEG standard. When you combine these two components it enables JPEGmini to achieve an extremely high recompression ratio of up to 5x, or 80% reduction on your photos, depending on their resolution.

If you would like to magically free up tons of hard drive space you can download JPEGmini by clicking here.