As I am trying to get most out of the images it does not make much sense to me to work without a visual control mechanism as every image needs different parameters to get most out of it. So, no, at the moment there is no batch tool available.
A WordPress plugin is on my todo list for a loooong time but unfortunately I can't say when it will see the light of day.
As far as I know, the problem only exists with Adobe Photoshop, which is why there is a setting in compress-or-die-expert-mode to make the file output photoshop compatible. The file then becomes minimally larger. So if you want to be on the safe side, activate this setting. However, I have never heard that the problem exists outside of Photoshop.
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