pngcrush is an excellent batch-mode compression utility for PNG images. Depending on the application that created the original PNGs, it can improve the file size anywhere from a few percent to 40% or more (completely losslessly). The utility also allows specified PNG chunks (e.g. text comments) to be inserted or deleted, and it can fix incorrect gamma info written by Photoshop 5.0 as well as the erroneous iCCP chunk written by Photoshop 5.5.
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Release Notes: This release fixes a bug introduced in 1.7.52 which caused the -reduce option to produce a tRNS chunk which had more entries than the PLTE chunk (which is invalid).
Release Notes: This release fixes initialization problems introduced in version 1.7.51, reinitializes settings before processing each file, and makes the "-reduce" option work properly.
Release Notes: This version implements the "-reduce" option properly. This examines the input file to see if the color type, bit depth, and palette length can be reduced without loss, and if there is an opaque alpha channel which can be removed.
Release Notes: This release fixes a bug introduced in version 1.7.39 which caused failure to write an output file.
Release Notes: A bug in the handling of indexed PNG files was fixed.