FileOptimizer v11.00 Updated

billon on 5 Sep 2017
  • 194MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 5 Sep 2017
  • Suggested by I am Baas

FileOptimizer is a broad format file compression tool used to reduce file size without changing the quality, known as "lossless." This is done via wide variety of optimization and recompression tools and techniques. Original files are sent to the recycle bin for restoration in the event the uncompressed version is preferred. A long list of supported formats include audio/video (MP3, OGG, M4A), image (GIF, JPEG, PNG), office formats (DOCX, XLSX, ODT, PDF) and system files (DLL, EXE).

Supports drag-and-drop of files into the window or onto the program icon. Note that by default the program removes metadata for many file types. This information reduces overall file size and protects privacy but is important to some users (e.g. photographers) and file search tools.

A 64-bit version is available within the folder, the author reports the program is functional in WINE, and can be used on the command line.

Category:
System Requirements: Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10 / Wine
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: GNU Lesser General Public License (LGPL)
How to extract: Download the self-extracting 7z package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch FileOptimizer32.exe or FileOptimizer64.exe (for 64-bit OS).

Optionally, to save space:
  • 32-bit systems: delete FileOptimizer64.exe and the \Plugins64 folder
  • 64-bit systems: delete FileOptimizer32.exe and the \Plugins32 folder
Similar/alternative apps: ArcThemALL!, PngOptimizer, RIOT
What's new?
  • Expanded:
    • "Options" window to fit all missing INI directives;
    • Contextual menu with more new commands.
  • Added:
    • Optional toolbar with menu icons;
    • Add folder option;
    • Detected filetype under extension column in file list, when its extension is not known;
    • Donator information displayed in Information box. You can enter your donator email in Options->Appearance->Donator;
    • ImageMagick to the GIF toolchain;
    • ClearWhenComplete=false INI setting to autoclear file list when optimization completes;
    • TARGA (TGA ICB, VDA, and VST) toolchain, and TGA detection by contents;
    • YUV, YCBCRA, YCBCR, X, UYVY, SUN, SGI, RFG, RGB, RGBA, PTIF, PCL, PCLS, MTV, MVG, MSL, MPR, MPC, MONO, J2C, J2K, INLINE, GRAY, FPX, FAX, EPDF, DPX, DDS, CMYK, CMYKA, CIN, BPG, ART to the ImageMagick toolchain;
    • Aero's glass frame to all windows;
    • FLAC codec to the FLAC toolchain to recompress them.
  • Reworked "About" window to be more colorful.
  • Improved a lot grid performance (listing, sorting, removing, clearing, adding, ...).
  • Speededup duplicates check when adding items to the grid, which is now exponentially faster (20 times faster for 10,000 files).
  • Reenabled:
    • Embarcadero's Luna, Metropolis and Windows 10 themes removed in FileOptimizer 9.10, because they work fine again with Windows 10 Anniversary and later. Made Windows theme default, because it is stabler and faster;
    • ECT on APNG files
  • Formatted numbers, sizes and times according to locale settings.
  • When multiple instances are allowed, FO will not warn anymore about Optimization still running, nor kill plugin processes.
  • Made MessageBoxes autoclose after 30 seconds.
  • Rewritten update check to use POST.
  • Better 7z SFX detection.
  • Made INI processing safer.
  • Reduced:
    • A bit the quality loss allowed when lossy compression is enabled to improve ratio;
    • 7z EXE SFX in the portable distribution in 105 KB, becasuse extractor is now UPX'ed.
  • ECT in MP3 toolchain, because it is not compiled with that module.
  • Tweaked the "Information" window.
  • Minor usability improvements.
  • Only use flacout in FileOptimizer compression levels 9, because it is slow.
  • Removed:
    • PCXLite because it contains bugs, and is not needed with ImageMagick;
    • Fix for missing BTHPROPS.CPL and BLUETOOTHAPIS.DLL error on Wine by making them delay loaded on Win32 binaries to overcome C++ Builder XE7 bug, which is solved since C++ Builder 10.0.
  • Enabled ImageMagick for JPEG processing when lossy is permitted.
  • Fixed:
    • Themes hiding main user interface when executed via command-line;
    • That double-clicking on fixed columns could open selected file;
    • Version display in "About" window, and show internal compiler version;
    • MPEG recompression when more than one audio stream existed.
  • Upgraded distributions to 7-Zip 17.01.
  • Updated;
    • cpdf to 2.2 patchlevel 1;
    • mkclean to 0.8.10;
    • ImageMagick for JPEG processing when lossy is permitted;
    • gifsicle to 1.90 (custom build);
    • To ECT 0.8.2 (a9cb2da) x86 and x64 daily optimized builds;
    • ffmpeg to 3.3.3;
    • SQLite to 3.20.1 x86 and x64 Visual C++ 2017 custom builds;
    • pngquant to 2.10.1;
    • ImageMagick to 7.0.7.0 with HDRI support;
    • To NSIS 3.02.1;
    • To cppcheck 1.80.
  • Some minor optimizations and code cleanup.

27 comments on FileOptimizer  The Portable Freeware Collection Latest Entries Feed

webfork 2013-01-05 19:47

Outstanding, especially on PNG files and when used in concert with RIOT (http://www.portablefreeware.com/index.php?id=1821). I've thrown a wide variety of files at this program and seen quite a bit of space saved. It's difficult to tell which supported files will compress by how much, but it's always important to test when posting web images or distributing files to large groups, saving a lot of bandwidth.

v3.00.161

BGM 2013-01-14 01:54

It seems like, although this program supports all those file types, the parameters seem only to be applicable to swf and gz files. I couldn't figure out how to work this on a jpg file. Anyone got a tip for me?

v3.00.161

webfork 2013-07-14 16:05

BGM: More recent versions have an additional optimization in the options menu (arithmetic encoding) that make the encoded JPEGs incompatible with older viewers.

v5.70.247

gregoryg72 2014-04-14 13:22

Neat, but buggy. On some .exe's it will compressed them awesome... by deleting 99% of the file. It did this on my biz card reader software, and IBM social notes software (I'm sure you can Google them to try it out). Also, on some files the percentages listed were way off. The file size was correct, but not the compression ration.

v6.00.281

webfork 2014-04-19 00:05

gregoryg72: could you post a screencap of that in forums? I've been compiling a list of asks for the program that I hope one day to point the dev to (if his contact page ever comes back up). Thanks.

v6.50.302

Checker 2014-04-26 18:43

@ webfork: Obviously you found a contact page ;)
One of your suggestions is part of the changelog (see "What's new?").

v6.60.317

Davolente 2014-05-01 05:53

A similar open-source program (for images only) I have tried, which really does do what it says, is Caesium
http://caesium.sourceforge.net/#main
I have only tried it with JPEG's, but really strained it by enlarging a central portion of compressed and uncompressed pictures by a ridiculous amount and in a side-by-side comparison, I was hard-pushed to see any difference.

v6.80.329

Midas 2014-05-01 10:59

v6.80.329

Special 2015-02-20 20:25

Seems to be a few versions behind, v7.10.1164 was released today! http://sourceforge.net/projects/nikkhokkho/files/FileOptimizer/

v6.80.329

Checker 2015-02-21 17:55

@ Special: Thanks ... and updated ;)

v7.10.1164

Special 2015-03-16 12:48

FileOptimizer updated last day to v7.30.1206 to squash a few minor bugs.

7.30 - 2015/03/15
- Default optimization level is now 5: Normal, instead of 9: Best.
- Fixed wrong percent calculation.
- Minor optimizations.

v7.20.1196

Checker 2015-03-16 14:38

@ Special: Thanks ... and updated ;)

v7.30.1206

BottleOfWater 2015-04-10 22:56

v7.30.1206

Checker 2015-04-11 18:08

@ BottleOfWater: Thanks ... and updated ;)

v7.40.1229

Special 2015-05-01 22:20

v7.60.1252 (04/26/2015)
- Added INI option AlwaysOnTop=false to specify if FileOptimizer main Windows should stay always on top.
- Updated Leanify 0.4.2.44 daily binaries.
- Adding files not working for the x64 edition due to some aggressive optimizations in C++ Builder with -O3.

v7.50.1247

Special 2015-12-25 19:32

Version number is actually 8.00 and not 7.00.

v7.00.1387

Checker 2015-12-25 21:53

@Special: Sorry for typo.
@joby_toss: Thanks for correcting.

v8.00.1387

kozak 2015-12-26 08:53

Can't start the app on WindowsXP - it misses BORLNDMM.DLL. Just plain adding of that .DLL doesn't resolve the issue...((
Any ideas for the solution?

v8.00.1387

Midas 2015-12-27 03:05

@kozak: did you try registering that DLL with Windows?
(e.g., "regsvr32 BORLNDMM.DLL" at the command line)

v8.10.1392

webfork 2016-02-26 00:23

Most images and files I post to portablefreeware go through this amazing compression tool. When compressing PDF files, I strongly recommend enabling the lossy DPI compression settings (usually around 150 or 200 is fine for most documents).

v8.20.1427

nikkho 2017-07-22 07:58

Thank you very much for the 10.00 update. Indeed you were faster than me!

FileOptimizer 10.00 (5th anniversary release):
- Added EnableCache=false INI setting to enable cache of already optimized files, so they are not reoptimized each time.
- Added AllowMultipleInstances=false INI setting, to prevent the warning of multiple FileOptimizer instances running (Jack).
- Compiled with latest C++ Builder 10.2 Tokyo April 2017 Hotfix.
- Fixed the bug of chineese shortcut text caused by Embarcadero C++ Builder 10.2 Tokyo, issue in the Win64 version when "Link with runtime packages" is set to false.
- Improved GUI draw performance.
- Improved pingo lossy optimizations for JPEG and PNG.
- Improved gifsicle and gifsicle-lossy performance by allowing using more memory, and using several threads.
- Added nightly builds at the SVN repository, so they can be publicly tested (Jack, Ryan Morben).
- Updated gifsicle to 1.89 (custom build).
- Updated pngquant to 2.10.0.
- Updated to ECT 0.8.2 x86 and x64 optimized builds (thanks Malloc Voidstar).
- Updated Leanify to 0.4.3.192 daily binaries.
- Updated SQLite to 3.19.3 x86 and x64 Visual C++ 2017 custom builds.
- Updated pingo to 0.88 x86 and x64 versions.
- Updated ImageMagick to 7.0.6.1 with HDRI support.
- Upgraded distributions to 7-Zip 17.00.
- Some minor optimizations and code cleanup.

http://nikkhokkho.sourceforge.net/static.php?page=FileOptimizer

v10.00

nikkho 2017-07-28 16:12

FileOptimizer 10.10 is available. Just a quick update with no source changes, but with the improvements on installer and distribution, as well as updated plugins:
http://nikkhokkho.sourceforge.net/static.php?page=FileOptimizer

10.10 - 2017/07/28
- Increased NSIS installer dictionary size to 216MB thanks to 4gb_patch by NTCore and upgraded to latest NSIS nightly builds. Size reduced from 96MB to 70MB (maadjordan).
- Repacked portable version is now a 7-Zip EXE SFX instead of a ZIP file. Size reduced from 136MB to 66MB.
- Updated pingo to 0.89 x86 and x64 versions.
- Updated to ECT 0.8.2 (da09899) x86 and x64 daily optimized builds (thanks Malloc Voidstar).
- Updated ImageMagick to 7.0.6.3 with HDRI support.

v10.00

nikkho 2017-07-30 10:26

I have updated nighly builds with some interesting changes to come in next release:
- Added ClearWhenComplete=false INI setting to autoclear file list when optimization completes (Lanette Fidrych).
- Added GIF options tab.
- Added Allow Lossy optimizations checkbox in JPEG tab.
- Reenabled Embarcadero's Luna, Metropolis and Windows 10 themes removed in FileOptimizer 9.10, because they work fine again with Windows 10 Anniversary and later.
- Fixed version display in About window.

https://sourceforge.net/p/nikkhokkho/code/HEAD/tree/trunk/FileOptimizer/Win32/Release/
https://sourceforge.net/p/nikkhokkho/code/HEAD/tree/trunk/FileOptimizer/Win64/Release/
https://sourceforge.net/p/nikkhokkho/code/HEAD/tree/trunk/FileOptimizer/Win32/Debug/
https://sourceforge.net/p/nikkhokkho/code/HEAD/tree/trunk/FileOptimizer/Win64/Debug/

v10.10

nikkho 2017-09-04 17:16

11.00.1998 (Beta 3) is available on same download links:
http://nikkhokkho.sourceforge.net/images/FileOptimizerSetupBeta.exe
http://nikkhokkho.sourceforge.net/images/FileOptimizerFullBeta.7z.exe

If nothing happens, this will be the final release on the forthcoming days.

v10.10

nikkho 2017-09-05 17:37

After 3 public betas, and lots of user visible and under the hood changes, finally FileOptimizer 11, has gone gold at 11.00.2001 level:
- Expanded Options window to fit all missing INI directives.
- Added optional toolbar with menu icons (trlkly).
- Added Add folder option (bl3uge).
- Added detected filetype under extension column in file list, when its extension is not know.
- Accurated file listings. Only supported files will be added to the grid.
- Reworked About window to be more colorful.
- Added donator information displayed in Information box. You can enter your donator email in Options->Appearance->Donator.
- Improved a lot grid performance (listing, sorting, removing, clearing, adding, ...).
- Speededup duplicates check when adding items to the grid, which is now exponentially faster (20 times faster for 10,000 files).
- Added ImageMagick to the GIF toolchain.
- Added ClearWhenComplete=false INI setting to autoclear file list when optimization completes (Lanette Fidrych).
- Added TARGA (TGA ICB, VDA, and VST) toolchain, and TGA detection by contents.
- Added YUV, YCBCRA, YCBCR, X, UYVY, SUN, SGI, RFG, RGB, RGBA, PTIF, PCL, PCLS, MTV, MVG, MSL, MPR, MPC, MONO, J2C, J2K, INLINE, GRAY, FPX, FAX, EPDF, DPX, DDS, CMYK, CMYKA, CIN, BPG, ART to the ImageMagick toolchain.
- Reenabled Embarcadero's Luna, Metropolis and Windows 10 themes removed in FileOptimizer 9.10, because they work fine again with Windows 10 Anniversary and later. Made Windows theme default, because it is stabler and faster.
- Fixed themes hidding main user interface when executed via command-line.
- Formatted numbers, sizes and times according to locale settings.
- Fixed that double-clicking on fixed columns could open selected file.
- When multiple instances are allowed, FO will not warn anymore about Optimization still running, nor kill plugin processes.
- Made MessageBoxes autoclose after 30 seconds (Devedse).
- Rewritten update check to use POST.
- Better 7z SFX detection.
- Made INI processing safer.
- Expanded contextual menu with more new commands.
- Reenabled ECT on APNG files (fhanau).
- Reduced a bit the quality loss allowed when lossy compression is enabled to improve ratio.
- Disabled ECT in MP3 toolchain, because it is not compiled with that module (fhanau).
- Fixed version display in About window, and show internal compiler version.
- Fixed MPEG recompression when more than one audio stream existed (AlexNG).
- Tweaked the Information window.
- Added Aero's glass frame to all windows.
- Minor usability improvements.
- Added FLAC codec to the FLAC toolchain to recompress them (AlexNG).
- Only use flacout in FileOptimizer compression levels 9, because it is slow (AlexNG).
- Removed PCXLite because it contains bugs, and is not needed with ImageMagick.
- Better Ghostcript processing (Adventurer).
- Removed fix for missing BTHPROPS.CPL and BLUETOOTHAPIS.DLL error on Wine by making them delay loaded on Win32 binaries to overcome C++ Builder XE7 bug, which is solved since C++ Builder 10.0 (trlkly).
- Reduced 7z EXE SFX in the portable distribution in 105 KB., becasuse extractor is now UPX'ed.
- Updated cpdf to 2.2 patchlevel 1.
- Updated mkclean to 0.8.10.
- Enabled ImageMagick for JPEG processing when lossy is permitted.
- Updated gifsicle to 1.90 (custom build).
- Updated to ECT 0.8.2 (a9cb2da) x86 and x64 daily optimized builds (thanks Malloc Voidstar).
- Updated ffmpeg to 3.3.3.
- Updated SQLite to 3.20.1 x86 and x64 Visual C++ 2017 custom builds.
- Updated pngquant to 2.10.1.
- Updated ImageMagick to 7.0.7.0 with HDRI support.
- Upgraded distributions to 7-Zip 17.01.
- Updated to NSIS 3.02.1.
- Updated to cppcheck 1.80.
- Some minor optimizations and code cleanup.

As usual, get it for free at http://nikkhokkho.sourceforge.net/static.php?page=FileOptimizer

v10.10

MIKLO 2017-09-06 16:31

@ nikkho thanks for a very good and useful program, your hard work is appreciated very much, and your dedication to details is to be admired. Again thanks so much.
MIKLO

v11.00

nikkho 2017-09-07 17:41

Thank you very much @MIKLO.

v11.00

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