I found this little app by pure hasard but its use case is interesting
Let me present you: 縮小専用AIR (Shukusen AIR, which means "Reduction Only AIR")
You can find and download/install the app from their page
So why is it an interesting use case ?
This app exists since the years 2000 or so as a Windows only app
And around 2010, after Shukusen existed for 8 years, received some awards
and got downloaded more than 4 millions times, the developer of the app
decided to reward its users by releasing Shukusen AIR, the same app ported to Adobe AIR.
Thanks to Adobe AIR the app now can be installed on
- macOS (Mac OS X 10.4 or higher)
- Linux (Fedora 8, Ubuntu 7.10, openSUSE 10.3)
The app installer is done though the web-AIR badge
Not only it's pretty neat to port a Windows-only app to macOS
but even better the app been ported to Linux too,
pretty good story to show how AIR can publish cross-platform apps.
So I tested the app on macOS
even if at first it shows the different options in the Japanese language
Click "Language" at the top-right to get the menus and options in English language
the usage is pretty simple, select your options, then drag n drop any JPEG, PNG or GIF files
(if you drag more than one it will threat them in batch) and the app will process them
while it process the image
here the result of my little test
It's a little app but let's say compared to an Electron app, the app take about 100MB in memory, use 0,2% CPU or less and because it is an
.air is super light to install (~600KB).
And it works also on Linux.