The web is literally exploding with websites. With hundreds, if not thousands of sites added every minute, it is obvious that the competition for grabbing visitor eyeballs is increasing. And it is widely acknowledged that one of the most important ways of making your website more attractive to the users is to include high quality images.
But there is a downside to doing this. The better the quality of your image, the greater is its size. As you go on including more and more large image files in your site, your site’s load time increases. This can have a negative impact on your site’s performance. Visitors are invariably put off by websites that are sluggish; and this can also hamper your site’s search engine ranking.
But there is a solution to overcome this. Using the technique of image compression, you can reduce the size of your images to manageable proportions. The following is a list of the top image compression tools available for the web.
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The first on our list is compressor.io, an extremely powerful tool for online image compression. The user interface is very sleek and easy to use. Compressor allows you to compress multiple file formats such as JPG, PNG, SVG and GIF. You can upload images directly from your computer or import them from Google Drive or DropBox. However, you are only allowed to convert one image at a time, so if you have a number of images to compress, you’ll have to do it one by one. Compressor allows both lossy and lossless compression.
OptimiZilla is another online image compression tool that uses a simple drag and drop interface. Here you can upload up to 20 images for simultaneous compression. OptimiZilla works with both JPG and PNG images, and uses lossy compression techniques. The most unique feature of this tool is that it allows you to set the compression level of each image based on a preview of the post-compression image quality. This allows you to have a greater control over the quality of the images you compress.
True to its name, GiftOfSpeed allows you to separately compress PNG and JPG files to optimum levels, and thus increase the loading speed of your website. This tool also lets you test the quality of the image and set the compression level according to your desired output. However, you can compress only one picture at a time, which is a downside if you are looking for batch conversion options.
Kraken is yet another web tool that you can use for image compression. Unlike the abovementioned tools which are free, Kraken follows a freemium model where it has both free and premium versions. The free version itself is very feature-rich and allows you to convert image files of up to 32MBeach. The Pro version has no such restrictions and provides users with a lot more features, including unlimited size uploads. Kraken can handle JPG, PNG as well as GIFs. You can upload multiple photos and compress them simultaneously. Batch download can be done in a zip file. The UI is user-friendly and has a fresh look.
Tinypng is a reliable and free tool that allows you to compress both PNG and JPG files. Here you need to create a free account that will allow you to compress up to 100 images per month. Image size is restricted to a maximum of 5MB, and bulk compressions are possible. It also has a companion site aptly named Tinyjpg.
We hope that using the above tools you will be able to compress your images to optimum size, thus increasing the speed of your website and provide a better user experience.