5 Best Online Image Compression Tools

Why should we compress images?

There are many online image compression tools available. You should always compress the JPG/PNG images of your website before going live. The main benefit of compressing the images is to reduce the size of the page and load time of the webpage. Images are the most heaviest part of the webpages and will take lot of time to load always depending on the size and resolution of the image.

What are the best online image compression tools?

  • TinyPNG

    Tinypng is one of the best tool available for the image compression. When you compress the image using tiny png the quality of the image remains same the size of the image is reduced by reducing the number of colors, 24-bit PNG files will be converted to much smaller 8-bit indexed color images. All unnecessary metadata is stripped too. Also the compression supports transparency. Tinypng also has an plugin for wordpress, Photoshop and magento extension available. If your file is JPEG format use Tinyjpg for compressing the images. Tinypng and Tinyjpg also provides free and premium API to compress the images which you can implement on your own.

  • Compressor.io

    Compressor.io is a powerful online tool for optimizing drastically the size of your images whilst maintaining a high quality with almost no difference before and after compression. The file formats that can be used to compress are JPEG, PNG, GIF, SVG. Compressor.io provides two types of compression Lossless or Lossy and has a max file size limit of 10MB.

  • Kraken.io

    Kraken is a robust, ultra-fast image optimizer and compressor with unique algorithm. karken also provides the API to compress the image. Karaken also provides two types of compression Lossless or Lossy and also has an option to re-size the image. They also provide the wordpress plugin which can be used seamlessly to compress the image.

  • Imageoptimizer

    Imageoptimizer is again a free online service where you can resize, compress and optimize your image files. It supports PNG, JPG, JPEG formats.

  • Compressnow

    Compressnow supports different formats like GIF, JPG, JPEG, and PNG. The only disadvantage of this tools is PNG image background transparency was not preserved.

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