Have you ever tried uploading an image to a web portal only to be told the size of the image is too large?
How about attempting to store an image file but realized the size would end up taking a lot more space than necessary?
To both of those problems, “Image Compressor” is the solution.
What is Image Compression?
Photo Compressor is the technical process of reducing the file size of an image document [without compromising on its quality]. This makes the digital photo to retain its looks and physical characteristics, but with a much smaller size so that it fills less space and becomes acceptable when uploading on relevant sites.
The reduction in file size allows you to store the image more economically and efficiently, as the memory space it'll occupy will now be significantly less while the time and bandwidth required for uploading and downloading the image will also be at the barest minimum.
Normally, this is done through a simple technical process using a “compression tool.”
While there are quite a number of such tools online, finding one that is trustworthy and that can deliver a pretty clean job could prove a challenge.
But not anymore. Right under your nose, you now have what we may officially call the “simplest, most high-standard image compressor” on the internet.
Meet Photo Compressor by Small SEO Tools.
Compress Jpeg Tool by Small SEO Tools is a powerful online tool that uses an advanced technique to drastically reduce the file size of your photos, images, or graphic documents while maintaining the image quality and resolution with utmost refinement.
The quality of image this tool produces is usually so high that you hardly find any visible differences between the compressed image and the original version.
Our Photo Size compressor Tool can compress both .jpg, .jpeg, and .png file types.
Using this tool, you can compress images for the web usage like in social media (reducing the upload and download time and bandwidth requirements), and for local storage (saving space).
You can also use this tool to compress images before adding them on your blog posts and web pages. Smaller sized images allow your pages to load faster, which ultimately translate into faster website and better SEO for you.
What's more, this image size compressor can mass-compress multiple images at once — up to 20 images.
A mass image optimizer like this makes it stunningly easy to compress images in a batch, which saves thousands of hours of time versus compressing dozens of images one by one.
Image Compressor Tool is so simple and easy to use. In fact, it is built to require minimal user input while delivering an amazingly worthwhile result.
First, get to the above-the-fold section of this page (https://smallseotools.com/image-compressor/).
Next, upload your image or images. You can do this by clicking on “Upload” and selecting your desired images from your computer. You can also upload images from Dropbox.
Like mentioned earlier, you can upload up to 20 images at a time, but the size of the images must not be more than 5MB each.
Once you have selected an image, the tool will automatically compress the image without requiring any further input from you… making it the fastest image compression tool you'll come across.
To upload multiple images, just click on “Upload” again or select from Dropbox even while the previous image(s) is being compressed.
Once completed, you'll be shown a button to download the compressed image(s) or save to Dropbox:
To reduce the size of your .jpg or .png files, this image compressing tool makes use of smart lossless Image Compressor technique (more on this later).
With this technique, the number of colors are selectively minimized in the image data, leaving your images with the same quality and resolution as the original. As a result, fewer bytes are required to store or transmit the data efficiently.
In addition to using fewer bandwidth, our tool also loads pretty quickly.
Beyond saving storage space, image compression is also about image SEO. It's called “Image Optimization” and is about getting your images to rank on Google and other image search engines.
Images with large file size slow down your web pages, which creates a less than optimal user experience (UX) and sabotage your search engine rankings.
By compressing your images, you decrease the file size, which in turn speeds up page load time, improves your ranking, and makes your site's UX better.
Sure, page speed is one of the factors Google uses to rank websites. But other than high ranking, page speed is also important for conversion.
Nearly 50% of consumers won’t wait 3 seconds for a site to load. Amazon even admits that if their pages were to slow down by just one second, they'll lose $1.6 billion in sales per year.
So it just makes sense to compress your images before uploading them to your website.
Lossy and lossless compression are two techniques commonly used in doing this.
Lossless compression reduces a file's size with no loss of quality. It basically rewrites the data of the original file in a more efficient way without loss of information.
Lossy compression technique deliberately filters and discards redundant and needless data in the compression process to reduce the amount of information.
In lossless compression, the data can be retrieved when decompressing the file back to original while in lossy compression, the data cannot be recovered when uncompressing the file.
Like stated earlier, our tool makes use of lossless compression technique to crucially reduce your image file size while retaining all the important data necessary.
Here are some general best practices when it comes to optimizing images for the web:
- Use web fonts instead of placing text within images; they look better when scaled and take less space.
- In your website, use a CDN to serve up your images fast to visitors across the globe.
- Use CSS3 effects in your images as much as possible.
- Image file size and image dimensions are not the same. Ensure that you save your images in the correct dimensions.
- In some cases, you might want to lazy load images for faster first-page render.
- Use raster images or bitmap images only for scenes with lots of shapes and details.
- Reduce the bit-depth to a smaller color palette.
- Use vector images whenever possible alongside your PNGs and JPGs
- Crop the white space to remove unnecessary data.
- Remove any unneeded image metadata
- How large should your image files be? For web images, a good rule of thumb is to try to keep your image file size below 70kb.
- Choose the right file type. The major file types used to post images to the web are JPG, GIF, and PNG.
JPEG (or .jpg) file types provide the best quality for the smallest file size and are great for general photos, screenshots, and general web images as in eCommerce product photos.
GIF (.gif) images are lower quality than JPEG images and are used for more simplistic images, such as icons, animations, thumbnails, and decorative images (but not necessarily large images).
PNG (.png) files can be a good alternative to both JPEGs and GIFS. If you are only able to get product photos in PNG format, try using PNG-8 over PNG-24. PNGs excel as simple decorative images because of their extremely small file size. PNG supports high details and high resolutions.
We get it. It's normal to start thinking of the safety of your images when uploading them on a website for compression.
But here's our guarantee:
Your images are 100% safe and secure. We neither view, share, nor store them on our servers. We assure you of full confidentiality and privacy as you use our services.