Wednesday, August 1st, 2007

pzImageCombine: One image for CSS clipping

Category: CSS, Performance, Utility

Various people have documented the clipping technique of taking one large image, and showing a piece of it in a particular place, thus combining X numbers of images into one download.

Alexander Graef has created a tool to automate this task for you called pzImageCombine.

It allows you to choose an image directory and combine all png images into one single image. It still has a ways to go, but does the simple tasks now.

Posted by Dion Almaer at 5:34 am

3.4 rating from 18 votes


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Looks interesting. Getting a couple of good practices around naming images vs. placement within the combined file, would make this a very easy tool to work with.

Comment by Morgan Roderick — August 1, 2007

I kind of prefer having the control over how the sprites image is laid out, but this app definitely has some potential.

Comment by Andy Kant — August 1, 2007

well, it only supports PNG and one filesize for all imported images… i can hardly find any use to it without the ability to control both parameters. currently i use photoshop to make my own image-sets… i have a much better control over quality/size.

Comment by Vsync — August 2, 2007

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