Optimize Images for Web

Image optimization is great way to speed up your website. Even if you use resized images on your site, there are many kilobytes that can be shaved off using advanced image optimizers. There are many useful online services (JPEGmini, Kraken, etc) and website plugins/modules for this task, but here is a quick tip on how to do the same thing with DropIt.

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How to Back Up Files

This is a simple tutorial that explain how to back up files with DropIt. It is not a dedicated backup software, but its flexibility allows to use some features as a backup tool.

The two DropIt actions that can be used to back up files and folders are “Copy” and “Compress”. Now will be described a couple of examples about backup uses.

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How to Delete Old Files

This is a simple tutorial that explain how to delete old files with DropIt. You can use one of the 3 supported methods to delete files:

  1. Directly Remove: files are not available in the Recycled Bin, but data are not overwritten and could be restored using a recovery tool
  2. Safely Erase: files are removed and data overwritten, to make them unrecoverable also by recovery tools
  3. Send to Recycle Bin: files are sent to recycle bin and are still available from there

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How to Start with DropIt

Start using DropIt is very simple:

run it and drag&drop one or more files/folders on the target image to start sorting operations on them.

If a dropped item does not match with defined associations, DropIt allows you to create a new association (1), defining rules to filter files (2), an action to use on them (3) and a related destination (4). In future all files that match with this association will be processed with its action.

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Remove EXIF Data From Images

Images may contain extra textual information such as date taken, camera model, shutter speed, and even geolocation. These can be beneficial in most cases but if you want to get rid of them then you will learn that it is not that easy. Fortunately IrfanView can do this with a little command-line  so DropIt can be  used  to remove EXIF  in batch. Continue reading