[Mini-feature] Quick Export Defaults

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Marko Nikolovski

20 Mar, 2012 11:08 PM

I think that adding a 50% PNG export option as default is great for exporting "Retina" images for the older iPhones/iPads. Of course you can create a new preset in 10 secs but it's a great use-case. The app is otherwise truly awesome! :)

  1. 1 Posted by jrufer on 21 Mar, 2012 07:15 AM

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    I have just started using ImageOptim and related tools to compress graphics for web and iOS use. I know it would be more of a power user feature but I would love to be able to create Quick Export presets that could execute applescript commands on the batch of images. This would allow me to Export from Pixa, and use post-processors to create a more streamlined process.

    As an alternative to allowing applescript in export, all of the tools used in ImageOptim are open source, so you could just bake them into Pixa. This would give me the power I'm looking for, without the complexity of having to write my own scripts for post processing.

    Personally, I would prefer the flexibility of the applescript option but I would understand if that didn't fit in with your target ease of use. Right now, I use Folder Actions to invoke these post processors, so I already get what I need out of the existing Quick Export, but I think building this in, would help other developers see Pixa as a more powerful developer tool.

    For more info on why I want this, check out http://imageoptim.com/tweetbot.html

  2. Support Staff 2 Posted by Matteo Rattotti on 21 Mar, 2012 10:32 AM

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    Hi guys,

    thanks for your feedback.

    The quick export is a features that surely will grow with the time; adding tools for image compression and the ability to run scripts are already on the list ;)

    Regards.

  3. 3 Posted by jrufer on 21 Mar, 2012 01:15 PM

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    That's awesome! I can't wait to see these kinds of features appear in Pixa. I'm really glad that you are considering Pixa as a developer tool.
    The more I use it, the more I love it. I can see this becoming a major tool in my development chain. Keeping my app assets including AppStore icons and screenshots, all in one place.

    Thanks for the great work!

  4. Matteo Rattotti closed this discussion on 22 Mar, 2012 09:07 AM.

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