We're excited to share more information about this incredible integration!

JPEGmini is the gold standard for JPEG file optimization software amongst the photography community. CloudSpot has now built this incredible technology directly into our uploading process (and Lightroom Plugin) for you!

JPEGmini is widely used by professional photographers around the world, so we wanted to answer some of the more commonly asked questions you might have about this technology and how it will apply to your CloudSpot galleries and client experience!


✨ JPEGmini FAQs ✨




What is JPEGmini?

JPEGmini is a patented photo recompression technology, which significantly reduces the file size of photographs without affecting their perceptual quality.



How Does it Work?

JPEGmini works by analyzing the input image using a unique quality detector which imitates the human visual system and, based on this analysis, applies the maximum amount of compression without causing visible artifacts.

Upon upload, your JPEG file sizes will be reduced by an average of 60%, giving you the ability to store more photos without affecting the quality of your images whatsoever! (Yes, it's sorcery...but it's true).

JPEGmini is capable of reducing the file size of standard JPEG photos by up to 80% (5X), while the resulting photos are visually identical to the original photos. ( More technical details here. )



Will This Reduction of File Size Affect Client Print or Product Orders?

No! Since JPEGmini does not alter the perceptual quality of your photos, they can be printed by your clients or through our Auto Fulfillment Lab Partners at the same size you would print your original photos, and the prints will look exactly the same. ( Watch JPEGmini being tested under the loupe here )



Will All of My Previously Uploaded Images to CloudSpot Also be Optimized?

Yes, over the coming weeks after this integration is launched we will be automatically optimizing all JPEG images on all CloudSpot accounts. Once that is complete, you can expect to see your total used storage on your plan drop significantly!



I Don't Have CloudSpot's Unlimited Plan, So What Does This Mean for my Storage?

Smaller file sizes means you can hold more photos on your storage plan! Conservatively, you can estimate your plan will hold 2x more photos than before, but probably more!



I Already Use JPEGmini before Uploading to CloudSpot, Will My Files Get Optimized Twice?

No. If you've already used JPEGmini on your images our system will automatically skip those and they will not be affected. No worries!



Do all Images I Upload Get the Same Amount of File Size Reduction?

No. The amount of optimization depends on the resolution and quality of the original photo you are uploading. For high-quality, full resolution photos produced by digital cameras, you can expect a reduction of 50%-80% in file size, while web images are typically reduced by 20-40%. JPEGmini's technology optimizes every image individually.



JPEGmini Normally Costs up to $90, What is the Cost to CloudSpot Users?

Totally free! There is no need for you to purchase JPEGmini's software. It is built right into CloudSpot's platform at no cost to you whatsoever 🎉



Can I Turn Off JPEGmini Optimization on my CloudSpot Account?

As we lead up to the official release of this integration, we are looking at ways to support our photographers who don't want these free optimizations automatically applied to their account. Please reach out to our team via the support chat bubble or email us directly at [email protected] if you wish to opt out and we can provide more details.



Where Can I Learn More about JPEGmini?

You can get more detailed info on JPEGmini's website as well as other independent reviews for other sources below!

F-Stoppers JPEGmini Review

SLR Lounge JPEGmini Review

Have Camera Will Travel Review

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