Not much to report here other than the fact that Smushit.com is pretty much one of my favorite websites as of recent.
This super easy image web-based optimizer is king in regards to simplicity and speed. Just upload an image from your desktop, plug in a URL, or download the extension for firefox, and voila, your images are crunched smaller without losing any image quality. It even shows you the specific amount saved and percent as well. Nothing like some simple to understand metrics to make the heart grow fonder.
I’d be interested to know what specifically they are using in the backend to “optimize” the images, but the proof is in the pudding: images (to the naked eye) are lossless in quality.
It’s a great tool for the church web-admin or graphics guy who doesn’t have time to boot up the old ‘shop or needs to save some overall site-weight for the congregation members still accessing the church site from a 56k modem.
That gets a Thursday morning ‘w00t’ from me.