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From Patrick Mueller <pmue...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [jira] [Commented] (CB-1495) iOS default splash screen images take up several megabytes
Date Mon, 15 Oct 2012 20:59:55 GMT
Just tried recreating Default-Landscape@2x~ipad.crushed from the original
icon, with a solid gray background - png is 82KB.

KILL THE GRADIENT.

On Mon, Oct 15, 2012 at 4:41 PM, Patrick Mueller (JIRA) <jira@apache.org>wrote:

>
>     [
> https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/CB-1495?page=com.atlassian.jira.plugin.system.issuetabpanels:comment-tabpanel&focusedCommentId=13476424#comment-13476424]
>
> Patrick Mueller commented on CB-1495:
> -------------------------------------
>
> I agree with Jesse's comments on the m/l.  Gradients.  KILL.
>
> Or ... I just tried using Acorn to save as a JPG (do they support JPEG?).
>  At 80% quality, compressed to 134KB.  Looked pretty good to me!
>
> If they don't support JPEG, I wonder if switching from a 24-bit to 8-bit
> PNG would help.  Looks like I can get that down to about 240KB, but ...
> artifact-y.
>
> I'd vote to just kill the gradients.  Next point release (not 2.2).
>
> > iOS default splash screen images take up several megabytes
> > ----------------------------------------------------------
> >
> >                 Key: CB-1495
> >                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/CB-1495
> >             Project: Apache Cordova
> >          Issue Type: Bug
> >          Components: iOS
> >    Affects Versions: 2.0.0
> >         Environment: iOS, XCode 4.5, Cordova 2.0.0
> >            Reporter: Brion Vibber
> >            Assignee: Shazron Abdullah
> >            Priority: Minor
> >              Labels: splashscreen
> >             Fix For: 2.2.0
> >
> >         Attachments: crushed.zip
> >
> >
> > The default splash screen images for iOS are quite large; the Retina
> iPad images are 1.5 megabytes for each orientation!
> > $ ls -lh
> > total 8680
> > -rw-r--r--  1 brion  staff   1.5M Sep 17 15:18 Default-Landscape@2x
> ~ipad.png
> > -rw-r--r--  1 brion  staff   413K Sep 17 15:18 Default-Landscape~ipad.png
> > -rw-r--r--  1 brion  staff   1.5M Sep 17 15:18 Default-Portrait@2x
> ~ipad.png
> > -rw-r--r--  1 brion  staff   412K Sep 17 15:18 Default-Portrait~ipad.png
> > -rw-r--r--  1 brion  staff   342K Sep 17 15:18 Default@2x~iphone.png
> > -rw-r--r--  1 brion  staff    92K Sep 17 15:18 Default~iphone.png
> > They should probably be recompressed to be a bit smaller; the gradients
> in the background may be at issue.
>
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