Best Image Compression Tools

7 Best Image Compression Tools

Image compression is a crucial task when you are building content for your website. Well optimized and compressed images make your website run faster which results in an increase in engagement from a user if they are already on your website.

To compress the images, you do not have to download any software or an application. There are a lot of good image optimizers available online and that too for free.

Here, we are discussing the best image compression tools you can use on almost all browsers. They support different image formats from JPEG to PNG, APNG, and GIFs.

Top 7 Best Image Compression Tools

1. Optimizilla

Optimizilla

Optimizilla is one of the simplest but fast image optimizers available online. You can upload and compress JPEG and PNG photos on it.

This tool uses an efficient combination of good optimization and lossy compression that results in providing you a minimum size image without compromising much on the image quality.

You can upload up to 20 images at once in Optimizilla. When you upload them, they get in the queue for optimization. Once done, you can download them individually or all at once.

Before downloading, you can click on a picture to compare the quality of the original image and the resulting image.

If you do not feel satisfied with the results, you can increase the quality with help of the slider beside the image.

There isn’t much use of it but Optimizilla also has a language setting where the most famous languages of the world are listed.

2. Kraken

kraken

Kraken is one of the best websites for compressing photos. There are three ways you can get the images compressed here. You can upload an image, paste an image URL, or just compress all the images of any webpage at once.

The images can be uploaded from your computer system or imported from Dropbox or Google Drive.

Kraken also allows you to upload zip files that contain the images to be compressed. There are 3 optimization modes you can select – Lossy, Lossless, or the Expert Mode.

Kraken has an option to resize the image in the portrait, landscape, cropped, or square orientation. You can also manually enter the pixel sizes for the target image.

This is a fast image optimization tool and as soon as your images are uploaded, the result is there to download within seconds.

Remember, you can only use this tool after you Sign up/Sign in on their website.

3. TinyPNG

tinypng

TinyPNG is one of the most popular but very simple tools for compressing images. TinyPNG supports not only PNG images but JPEG/JPG, and animated PNG as well.

You can compress up to 20 images at once of up to 5 MB.

Sometimes, this online tool can compress an image up to 70-80%, and still, you wouldn’t be able to tell the difference between the original and the resulting image.

TinyPNG uses a lossy compression technique that selectively removes unnecessary colors from the image to reduce its size.

After the optimization, you can download the images individually or all at once in a zip file. If you use photoshop for editing your images, you can use the TinyPNG plugin to download and compress the picture directly after editing.

Also, to know what percentage of optimization will be there if you use the compressor tool for your website, there is an analyzer tool in TinyPNG for that.

4. JPEG Optimizer

jpeg optimizer

This is one of the best image compression online tools for JPEG images. Though it only allows optimizing one image at a time it can reduce the size of the image significantly.

You can also choose manually the level of compression you want for your image from 0 to 99. There is a ‘Resize Photo’ option that allows you to choose the width of the image in pixels.

This website is best for people who use a lot of images on their website but want it to load very fast.

Remember that there is no direct button for downloading the resulting image. So, you have to right-click and choose ‘Save image as’ to download it.

5. ILOVEIMG

iloveimg

ILOVEIMG is a known name among people who have to deal with images a lot. They use it for resizing, cropping, compressing, converting, editing, etc.

The image compressor of ILOVEIMG is fast and provides you images with good quality compression.

You can select images of JPG and PNG format and even GIFs from your system, Google Drive or Dropbox.

On the free version, you can compress up to 30 pictures at once. The premium version allows you to compress up to 120 images.

After you upload and compression is done, you have to click on ‘Compress IMAGES’, and images are downloaded in a zip folder.

6. Compressor.io

Compressor.io to compress images

Here is another free but very efficient image compression tool available online, Compressor.io. You can compress pictures of JPEG, PNG, SVG, GIF, and WEBP format at a fast speed. The max image size allowed here is 10 MB.

Compressor.io has 2 compression types for your images i.e ‘Lossy’ and ‘Lossless’ depending on your requirements. In the Lossy compression types, they modify the original pixels and remove the unnecessary data. But there is no compromise with the quality.

The ‘Lossless’ compression is ideal for wallpaper and other high-quality image services. The pixels remain the same here and only the metadata in the image is removed.

The image starts getting compressed as soon as you upload it. Before you download the resulting image, you can compare the change from the ‘Compare’ tool.

If you want to make customized changes in the image quality, you also have a custom tool on Compressor.io. But that requires a pro subscription. In the pro version, you can upload images of up to 20 MB and unlimited images every day.

The free version of the tool will compress up to 50 images every day. The resulting images are downloaded on a zip file. You can also download each image directly. Compressor i.o is one of the fastest image compressor tools we have seen.

7. ImageRecycle

ImageRecycle Tool For Photos Compression

ImageRecycle is an amazing platform for individuals as well as E-commerce platforms. It can compress images of different formats as well compress PDFs for your website. They have developed a unique algorithm for the tool to work more efficiently. It takes colors, textures, and patterns of an image into account while compressing the image. The elements of change are even more while compressing the PNG and GIF images.

The tool is very fast and the quality of your image is also maintained. The tool works very accurately on phone browsers as well. ImageRecycle also has a very easy-to-use API that you can use in your web project.

If you feel that working on image compression tools takes a while as you have to upload and download the pics, you can use the CMS extension of ImageRecycle. They have plugins for almost all popular CMS – WordPress, Zoomla, Magento, PHP Script, Drupal, etc.

The free version of the tool allows you to optimize only one image at once and there are no customization tools. In the paid version, you can choose the elements you want to keep and remove. They also offer a page optimizer in the pro version.

Conclusion

Good quality images are important to keep your viewers hooked but the importance of compressing can’t be ignored at the same time.

Therefore using a good image compressor that does not deteriorate the quality of your images is the midway. We hope you will find these best image compression tools useful.

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