- March 10, 2006
No, this functionality has been build into MovingPictures now.i've been running this script regardless, but is it "not needed" with the current versions anymore?
The only difference is that MovingPictures only looks at resolution to decide if a reduction is needed (you can adjust the conditions in the advanced settings), and this reduction script looks at filesize (it keeps shrinking the images till it is smaller then the thresholds defined within the script).
There are situations where you can have a 1920x1080 image that is several megabytes, perhaps saved at 100% quality factor. In those cases, MovingPictures would not do anything to the image, so this script still offers some benefits then. What I do myself is just manually run it once a month to 'clean' things up. The original reason for me to write this script was running out of free space, and that is no longer a risk with latest MovingPictures.