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So, I have a pipe dream of a requirement that I'm supposed to be working on right now. We are looking to compress images down to about 25k/image. This is an average value and we are definitely ok with degradation of the value. The requirement I have is that it must be "legible." The images are just screenshots. I tried doing this using ffmpeg and can get frames resized to about 800x600 that are still fairly readable. (Small text is not.)
My question, are there better algorithms I should look towards to make this requirement a reality? There is a preference that this be doable in Java, but I feel confident in the workforce to incorporate any solution. (We are also open to buying one.)