Released: nQuant .net 8 bit PNG Quantizer

7. September 2011 15:22 by Matt Wrock in   //  Tags:   //   Comments

Last weekend I blogged about the quantization algorithm I had been working on in order optimize images in my Auto CSS minification and spriting framework RequestReduce. Yesterday, I released this code as its own project on nquant.codeplex.com. While this quantizer provides great value for users of RequestReduce, I wanted to provide it as a separate component for anyone who would like to take advantage of its ability to dramatically reduce the size of their images. As I mentioned before, I have been seeing 3x reductions in image sizes of the 32bit PNG I produce in RequestReduce.

You can incorporate the quantizing DLL into your own code to transform any bitmap and get a 8 bit PNG bitmap back. I also provide a command line wrapper you can use to quantize individual image files from a script.

You download nQuant at nquant.codeplex.com or if you have Nuget, simply enter:

Install-Package nQuant

from the Package Manager Console.

I would appreciate any feedback, bug reports or suggestions for added features at nQuant.codeplex.com. You are also welcome to contribute to the code.

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I'm Matt Wrock with over fifteen years of experience architecting scalable, distributed, high traffic web applications as well as environment and deployment automation. I currently live in Woodinville, WA with my wife, two daughters, four dogs and two cats. Until just recently I worked for Microsoft as a Sr. Software Engineer and now work for CenturyLink Cloud focusing on data center automation. I'm also project founder of http://Boxstarter.org and a committer to http://chocolatey.org.

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