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  1. #11
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    Aug 2007
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    Default Re: Fat File Clean Up

    You can remove the .pkg files from mivadata/Merchant5/patches as long as the store is not in the middle of running an update.

    Wayne
    Wayne Smith
    Miva Merchant Support Manager

  2. #12
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    Default Re: Fat File Clean Up

    I erased the pkg files in my test store and it recovered 42MB.

  3. #13
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    Apr 2006
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    Marin County, California
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    Default Re: Fat File Clean Up

    Re: Reducing File Size:

    Maybe this is just me, but my copy of photoshop has a hard time handling the long file names that are generated when using the image machine. Basically, they are too many characters long, so the last couple of letters often get chopped off the file name when I save the file for web in photoshop.

    this results in a big headache, especially if I try to batch process a lot of files.

    any free alternatives to photoshop to batch process files to reduce the size (that can handle longer file names)?

    Thanks in advance.
    Mark Romero
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  4. #14
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    Jul 2008
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    Default Re: Fat File Clean Up

    Been using quickepics from http://www.missionpeaksoftware.com for years. Make images and file sizes smaller. 30 free trial. It is 9.95.

  5. #15
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    Default Re: Fat File Clean Up

    Does anybody know what the compression is set at in the image machine?
    I think I remember someone posting that it doesn't do any at all.
    But that doesn't seem like that would be right.
    Imagemachine uses the gd library so maybe that compression level could be set in some system var as default for the gd library.

  6. #16
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    Default Re: Fat File Clean Up

    Leslie,
    check the image quality setting, by default it is at 100%. you might want to put it to 80% or maybe even less. though I personally don't think the gd library does very good at jpeg compressions much lower than 80%, but around 80 only a super finicky graphic artist with a magnifying glass looking at the screen is likely to notice anything on most images.

    I think you have to regenerate the already made images though in order to get the file sizes to change.
    I asked about it in another thread, before I go delete files willy nilly. so at http://extranet.mivamerchant.com/forums/showthread.php?109045-Image-quality-settings...
    To change your image compression setting go here:

    Global Settings -> Domain Settings -> Upload Settings



  7. #17
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    Aug 2008
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    Default Re: Fat File Clean Up

    thanks - these particular sites don't use the image machine - but those are excellent notes to hang on to!

    Leslie
    Leslie Kirk (aka Leslie Nord leslienord)
    Miva Merchant Certified Developer
    Miva Merchant Specialist since 1998
    Previously of Webs Your Way

    Email me: leslie@lesliekirk.com
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