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Giveaway of the day — Black Bird Image Optimizer 1.0.1

Optimize pictures without quality loss.
$24.95 EXPIRED
User rating: 35 (43%) 47 (57%) 38 comments

Black Bird Image Optimizer 1.0.1 was available as a giveaway on July 1, 2017!

Today Giveaway of the Day
$49.99
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All-in-one Video/Audio Converter and Editor.

With Black Bird Image Optimizer - you can reduce the size of your photos without quality loss!
It uses a completely new color quantization algorithm which is capable of reducing the size of photos without quality loss!
Also, Black Bird Image Optimizer removes unnecessary metadata from the images.
And many more...

License info: -1-computer/1 year license
-Update policy: no free updates
-Tech support policy: free tech support (premium tech support is not avaliable)
-Re-install policy: can be registered after promo ends.

System Requirements:

Windows Xp/ Vista/ 7/ 8/ 10; .NET Framework 4.0

Publisher:

Black Bird Cleaner Software

Homepage:

http://blackbirdcleaning.com/

File Size:

1.3 MB

Price:

$24.95

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#14

I bought a well known brand of Photo optimiser with fancy algorithm for increasing picture size (which works well ) but the photo reduction function produced dotted lines instead of fine straights near the vertical and horizontal, not like the good old free Windows Paint software photo reduction (5gB to about 400 kB picture size). Check this software for fine lines?

Reply   |   Comment by Benjamin Cooper  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-4)
#13

Hi, when I resize photos I'm much more interested in quality of ENLARGED picture, as that is much harder to achieve! Seeing this Program's promise:
'With Black Bird Image Optimizer - you can REDUCE the size of your photos without quality loss!' - simply makes me laugh. To make image smaller by percentage, or any other method is so, so easy! If what you see afterwards looks somewhat less perfect than original - apply slight sharpness and voile!?

Seriously, there is so many (paid or free) Photo Software on the market that do batch resize, if needed, and do it well that something that works solely online (where you have limited 'operational control' of adjustments before you're completely happy to post your pics elsewhere) - seems pointless. At least to anyone who is serious about sharing quality photos in e-mails (yes, people still use that most private way of sharing photos with family members and friends!..) or online.

Looks to me - Black Bird Image Optimizer is another of these offers for.. 'people in a hurry' and those who use smaller screens of smart phones more than PCs or even Tablets? Hence the attraction - light, fast, and 'who cares about quality anyway'.. Nope, not interested, sorry. Not even for free(..for 1 year!:)

Reply   |   Comment by fran  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#12

I doubt if this is any better than old standby IrfanView.

Reply   |   Comment by rww  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+6)
#11

I installed the program, registered with provided serial number.

I would NOT INSTALL and use this program for several reasons:

1) It is nagging you to BUY THEIR STUFF after registration! I HATE THAT!!!
2) IT IS ON THE WEB APPLICATION - I hate that, SINCE i MUST upload my pictures I hate that even more!!!!!
3) The resulting image is WORSE than my original shot!
4) The size of the screen is SMALL - and I can't resize it - I HATE THAT DOUBLE TIMES 4!
5) You can't do much with this program - don't even install this TIME WASTER!
6) If you want to run a BATCH - you must pay them more $$$ (they LIMIT batch to 20 pictures! USELESS!!!! )

I hate a company that is giving you something WITH LOTS OF LIMITATIONS!!!!!

Reply   |   Comment by Tony  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+53)
#10

I gave this one a try. I took a 3.2MB JPG (4000x3000px) and compressed it down to 980kB. Then I used Faststone Image Viewer (which is freeware) and also compressed the image down to 980kB. I compared the results - and didn't see any visual difference! So, this one-trick pony doesn't justify its price (to me). Maybe there's a use case that does - I don't know.

Reply   |   Comment by M. H.  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+26)
#9

This will be useful for me. If I'm taking pictures of items to sell online, I need smaller images. I won't need to open either of my professional programs (On1 2017 Raw or Exposure X2).

Reply   |   Comment by Rick Siegert  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-19)
#8

If you're not satisfied with this one, try the freeware "FILEminimizer Pictures" by Balesio.


I'm only using its less agressive compression mode, in order to retain as much detail as possible.

Reply   |   Comment by Ioannis  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+13)

Ioannis, I found it in portable mode,is it real good patrida??

Reply   |   Comment by beizanis  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-3)

I would not trust downloading & using the "portable" version – it's unautorized, and Bitfender blocked the download-link to a Deceptive Site!

Balesio offers FILEminimizer Pictures for $0.00 so that they have a platform to advertise for their FILEminimizer Suite (the user gets to see a nagging pop-up reminder each time he/she opens the "... Pictures" variant). This is legitimate. Without an Internet connection (= OFF) the programme starts straight away.

Download it only from here
h**p://www.balesio.com/fileminimizerpictures/eng/index.php
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I don't have much time now but I'll let you (and any other interested party) into my personal *secret* in how I work on images, and “How to make happy & amaze friends and family members.

From the plethora of photo processing apps stored in my PC, those mostly used are Paint.NET and FILEminimizer Pictures. Say I receive a holliday picture shot by a dear person, "dear" referring to why I should bother to try to improve their photograph.

1. Open the JPG in Paint.NET (it's freeware). Save that untouched image in either BMP format or PNG.
2. Import the new file in one of the specific photo processing software, where I apply any changes.
3. If I need to do further manipulation in another programme, I save the result w/ a new name (often just adding a number)
4. In any case, when satisfied, I save my semi-final image both as BMP(/PNG) and JPG.
5. ONLY if the JPG file is too large: I resort to using FILEminimizer Pictures, and so-called Optimize in "Low / Print Compression"; even this *best* mode often goes too far, for my taste (artefacts and/or bleached out colours).
6. Is the result acceptable, then I'm done. If not, I move on to the ultimate magic trick:
7. In Paint.NET I open both the last saved BMP(/PNG) and minimized JPG, having checked the latter's weight in KB/MB.
8a. Using Paint.NET's Layers option I sandwich one image on top of the other, till the percentage of this mix seems OK.
8b. I save the newly created JPG with a quality factor (file size) well above that of that peviously minimized JPG.

Have a wondefully pleasant Sunday.

Reply   |   Comment by Ioannis  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

Ioannis, Thanks a lot for the details, i didn't have any problem with my antivirus for the portable version though. Have fun and thanks again.

Reply   |   Comment by beizanis  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#7

I develop websites and deal with a load of images and the need to resize images for optimisation. This product works well and compares very favourably with other image optimisation tools. I use FastStone Resizer a lot and Blackbird does a great job...Thanks

Reply   |   Comment by Greg  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+6)
#6

Emsisoft Antivirus tagged this software as "Dangerous Reputation" and deleted it before it was executed.

Reply   |   Comment by SK  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+21)
#5

Download and registered without an issue, Optimized a batch of pictures for a website. Original size 103.6K, optimized 229.2k. Original 242.9k, optimized 702.5k. Was hoping for smaller image files for website. Not for me, sorry.

Reply   |   Comment by Tim  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+38)
#4

hi downloaded Black Bird Image Optimizer 1.0.1 programe, installed it. now i want to put in reg keg, but there is no button called 'Key Activation" to activate it. i really want programme & gettting very agro that I canr registar it. whats wrong with your download?
please help,

Reply   |   Comment by BRIE  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-10)

BRIE, I could register the program with:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/2myg1hdrpj5jmpj/Registratie.png?dl=0

Reply   |   Comment by Ootje  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+6)

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[ @BRIE ], the BlackBird program window is NOT resizable ( BAD BAD BAD programming ), so move your taskbar, [ Activate ] is below where you can see.

Also try changing resolution and font sizes on your display, or plug in an external display.

Programmers haven't figured out that we have different display sizes, drivers, font sizes, resolutions, and so on, and they need to put all control information in the upper left 10% of their window ...

... AND the need to make their windows resizable.

How many times have we told programmers this, and still nothing?
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Reply   |   Comment by Peter Blaise  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+7)
#3

Complete and utter fantisy claims... "With Black Bird Image Optimizer - you can reduce the size of your photos several times without quality loss!"

OK take a 60Megapixel photo and reduce it to 640x480 vga "without quality loss" and then resize it to say 1920x1080 and VIEW it on a full HD screen of at least 40 inches diagonally measured and you'll see the quality loss in all the fine detail will be gone and blurred pixelation of all the curved edges. Or just zoom in on the reduced size photo and compare it with the same zoom in on the full sized photo and you will see the quality loss in compression artifacts OR pixelation or both.

Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+28)

TK, in my experience - irrespective of any tool we use - we cannot reduce a file to 640x480 and then resize it to 1920x480 and expect to see a perfect image.

Reply   |   Comment by Greg  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+50)

Greg, exactly my point, so to make the claim of no quality loss is utter fantisy or even "Optimize pictures without quality lossless." which does not have any clear meaning in English.. In terms of syntax it implies "Optimise with quality loss" because it is without losslessness!

Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-5)

TK, I thought I was the only one noticing it.

Reply   |   Comment by TGB  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

TK,

After reading the developer's description, I took the statement to mean something different:

"...reduce the size of your photos several times without quality loss..."; i.e., shrink the data size of the file as stored without color/resolution quality loss (not the pixel dimensions).

However, as noted in quick evaluation tests posted by others, it may not always work out that way (comment #5, Tim, who did not note what kind/format of file he used for his test, though likely JPEG files).

Perhaps it works great for big/uncompressed RGB-type files?

Reply   |   Comment by HMarx  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)

TK, File size reduction it's talking about, that is it's whole purpose,not resizing.

Reply   |   Comment by Audiomonk  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)

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[ @TK ], the only "size" a digital image file has is,, well, "size", not pixels across and down not color depth.

BlackBird, JPEGmini and other programs can take a 4 mb FILE to 0.8 MB without changing the pixels across and down or color depth.

Many people confuse the pre-digital world of photography where the "size" of an image has real dimensions measurable with a physical ruler ...

... versus the "size" of an image in the digital world where a digital image file has no physical dimensions dimensions measurable with a physical ruler.

You and BlackBird could BOTH use some editing, then saying "image file size" not "photo size", and you using "dimensions" or "pixels across and down".

You're both wrong.
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Reply   |   Comment by Peter Blaise  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)

Audiomonk, If they are talking about compressing an uncompressed TIF or BMP then the use of any lossy compression will cause detail loss... if the file is ALREADY compressed especially with a lossy compression like standard JPEG compression then it WON'T reduce the file size further using a lossless compression algorithm as lossless compression just does not compress image data very well. I'll stick with free Irfanview it may not do side by side previewing of its effects but It certainly does far more than this and, always, for free.

I notice that GAOTD team have changed the description to now read:

"With Black Bird Image Optimizer - you can reduce the size of your photos without quality loss!"

instead of as it was at the begining of the giveaway:

"With Black Bird Image Optimizer - you can reduce the size of your photos several times without quality loss!"

Unless they can clarify what the start state of the image file MUST be and how much the size is reduced by compared to a reasonable quality lossily compressed JPEG and or if they are talking about making the image web page ready which WILL require reduction in dimensions from multi-megapixel originals... the claim is still meaningless drivel in my opinion. Also for a lossless compression method one does not quantize existing digital data in the original image, you quantize averaged or interpolated data with lossy compression or when converting from analogue to digital but not when tokenising/encoding an already digital datastream like a bitmap image in a lossless manner.

It reminds me of an old addage if you can't impress them with brilliance, impress them with .... *an expletive that commonly depicts false facts*

Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

Peter Blaise, size is a synonym for dimension in both the digital and analogue realm so Peter please don't be silly!

https://en.oxforddictionaries.com/thesaurus/dimension

If they meant file size then they should say photos' file size, if they mean image size, whether it's in printed form or screen real-estate image size then they should use the erm... image size or in their case "size of your photos" instead of "size of your photo files compared to raw uncompressed file size.

Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)

Thanks Peter, you took the words right out of my mouth.

Reply   |   Comment by Robert Garofalo  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

TK, thanks so much for clarification. I wasn't aware the description had changed. Thanks also for taking time out to craft such a well worded response.

Reply   |   Comment by audiomonk  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

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[ TK ], correct -- as I wrote, you both are wrong.

Still haven't tried the product, have you?

That was obvious to us in your first comment.

Most diatribes against a product come NOT from those who tried it and found it's flaws, but from those who NEVER tried it at all before barking about how bad it was ... in their own imagination.
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I use this kind of super-shrinker on jpgs for ebook image files and web page archive image files -- I am not going to ever scrutinize or print those to full page paper, I will only see them on screen in context with surrounding text.

I find it useful for automatically shrinking image file sizes, as effective as JPEGmini, but with adjustable controls if you notice a preference for output qualities, and more reliable than batch settings in Irfanview et alia.
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Reply   |   Comment by Peter Blaise  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

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[ @TK ], what size is your 60 megapixel image JPEG file?

No matter the original JPEG file size, this software can automatically -- and batch -- create visually indistinguishable images stored in smaller files.

This software does not change the number of pixels across and down, nor the color depth, but claims -- and satisfies me -- to intelligently keep the visual qualities I notice and value, while reducing image file storage size.
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Reply   |   Comment by Peter Blaise  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#2

I can't get an image to load without it freezing up. Seems like junk to me.

Reply   |   Comment by rob  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+26)

rob, I did work on a Win10-64 Pro.
I also read something about .NET Framework 4.0
I could register the software and also load images, alos batch.
A few examples:
https://www.dropbox.com/sh/48e5bknvfmgu85s/AACjoCJSvw3un7A96EODYvOUa

Reply   |   Comment by Ootje  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

rob, Hello, try reinstall software. Has been released new version where many bugs was been fixed.

Reply   |   Comment by Yuriy  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-3)

Ootje, Your examples do not clarify anything.

Reply   |   Comment by Adrian  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-3)

And that for someone with poor color vision

Reply   |   Comment by Adrian  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)
#1

This whole optimization is just an image quality changing, which can be done by re-saving image and there is free utilities that can do this in batch.

Reply   |   Comment by e  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+25)
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