Web Based Image Compressors

quick tip logoThis is a follow up ‘mini-review’ following feedback on our original post regarding the Squoosh Image Comporessor which asked us what, if any, alternatives to Squoosh existed and how did they rate.

But, first why use image compressors ? Simply, it’s a great way to reduce the storage of your ‘memories only’ images especially on your phones / tablets / Chromebooks, it reduces the time it takes to upload them to cloud storage and social media and it does give a small element of protection against others misusing your images as they will be quite heavily compressed and thus less suited to modification.

Just to recap on our criteria:

      • Web based.
      • Easy to use.
      • Handle files up to 5MB.
      • Free to use.
      • Compression reduction achieved @ 80% quality.
      • Conversion to sRGB.
      • Quality achieved using our 4.65MB test file.

After reviewing many alternatives of we determined our preferred options were :

      1. Squoosh
      2. Optimizilla
      3. JPEGIO
      4. Compressor
      5. Tinyjpg

Below, we’ve provided a quick summary of each of the applications, but the size of your images, your image volume and way of working etc may differ, so, especially as they are free, try each of them out and find which suits you workload best.

Squoosh

      • Max file size 2.8MB.
      • No limit on usage.
      • Resulting File Size – 3MB – Saving 38%.
      • No Batch.
      • Best overall based on speed and presentation of compressed image.

Optimizilla

      • Max file size 10MB
      • Resulting File Size – 3.1MB – Saving 35% ** Reduction is preset @ unkown percentage.
      • Can batch up to 20 images at a time.
      • 2nd best speed and presentation of compressed image.

JPEGIO

      • Max file size 50MB.
      • Resulting File Size – 4.2MB – Saving 10% ** Reduction is preset @ unkown percentage.
      • Can batch – no limit stated.
      • Converts most major image formats (but not RAW) into a highly optimized JPEG
      • No presentation of compressed image – download only.
      • Best for flexibility.

Compressor

      • Max file size 10MB
      • Max 50 compressions / day
      • Choice of ‘lossy’ or ‘non-lossy’
      • Lossy – Resulting File Size – 2.14MB – Saving 54% ** Reduction @ unkown percentage.
      • Non-Lossy Resulting File Size – 4.03MB – Saving 07% ** Reduction @ unkown percentage.
      • Has a Premium option.
      • No presentation of compressed image – download only.
      • No Batch.
      • 2nd best for Flexibility.

Tinyjpg

      • Max file size 5MB.
      • Resulting File Size – 2.0MB – Saving 59% ** Reduction is preset @ unkown percentage.
      • Can batch up to 20 images at a time.
      • No presentation of compressed image – download only.
      • Can be used as a plugin to Photoshop.
      • Developer API.
compression test image
Test Image

ENDS

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