Photo Vacuum Packer creates optimized copies of your photos. Optimized photos may take less than 50% of disk space required by the originals, even if the dimensions are the same. The original photos stay intact, since the optimized images are always written to a separate folder.
Photo Vacuum Packer is freeware. It contains no adware, no spyware, not even a 3rd party toolbar.
The following methods are used for optimization:
Find duplicates: (optional) Space on your disk may be occupied by duplicate images or entire folders. PVP will warn you about them and let you decide whether to copy them to the destination folder or not.
Repack: Non-optimally compressed images occupy much more space than necessary. Unfortuntely, most of digital cameras produce such photos. Repacking makes them occupy less space, while keeping original dimensions.
Resize: (optional) Newer cameras can create images large enough to print a jumbo poster. While focusing purely on megapixels, the sensor quality is often neglected, which results in high-resolution images with lots of noise. Photo Vacuum Packer can, if you wish, quality resample the photos to a lower resolution, to reduce the digital noise, make images occupy less disk space, speed up displaying, speed up uploading to internet sites, and save on backup media.
Change format: (optional) Pictures in BMP format occupy much more space than JPEG pictures of equal dimensions. Unless there's a special reason to keep them in the original format, converting them to JPEG can reduce their size approximately 20 times. Note that if image contains transparency information or 8-bit palette it will be lost during conversion. If it contains multiple images, only the first one will be kept.