Hello Linux Geeksters. As you may know, wxPackJPG is an open-source, multi-platform tool that uses the packJPGlib library, for compressing JPEG images by 20%.
It is very useful for backing up photographies, since it makes the compressed images 20% lighter. When done the reverse process, the photos are restored to bit-identical files. Among others, it has a multilanguage GUI, an abort button for canceling lengthy operations, enables the users to preview the images and compress them into a single file, similar to a zip archive.
The latest version availble is wxPackJPG 1.2, coming with image preview and an abort button. For more information, see the official changelog.
In this article I will show you how to install wxPackJPG 1.2 on Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr, Linux Mint 17 Qiana, Pinguy OS 14.04 and Elementary OS 0.3 Isis.
Because it is available via PPA, installing wxPackJPG 1.2.0 on Ubuntu, Linux Mint, Pinguy OS and Elementary OS and Pear OS is easy. All you have to do is add the ppa to your system, update the local repository index and install the wxpackjpg package. Like this:
$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:dhor/myway
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install jxpackjpg
Optional, to remove jxpackjpg, do:
$ sudo apt-get remove jxpackjpg