10 Free Image Compression tools to Optimize Website Speed

10 Free Image Compression tools to Optimize Website Speed
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  • April 24, 2014
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I have gathered a list of 10 tools which will help you compress your images without losing quality and will help you in making your website load faster. Now a days keeping your website weight-free is one of the most important thing to do. Page loading time has the highest impact on growth of your website. It doesn’t matter if it’s the huge background image or just a thumbnail, if it’s larger in size it will going to make your site load slower. So the best practice is to reducing file size as much as possible without compromising quality of image. This way you can still use attractive images without losing traffic.

Here are the tools you can use to achieve your goals.

1)  Smush.It

Yahoo!_Smush

Project of YSlow. Smush.It is ‘lossless’ tool developed by Yahoo developers to compress images without losing visual quality.

Price: Free

 

2) RIOT

riot_mare

Radical Image Optimization Tool is a free program designed to efficiently optimize images for the web. It can open many types of images and can export them in .jpg .png or .gif.

Price: Free

 

3) JPEGMini

JPEGmini

As it says ‘Your Photos on a diet!’ Reduce the file size of your photos by up to 5x, while keeping their original quality and JPEG format.

Price: Free, Paid version also available with more features.

 

4) Image Optimizer

Free_Image_Optimizer

With Image optimizer you can optimize size of your images for web pages or can resize them to use in design. This is a free online tool but a downloadable application is also available.

Price: Free

 

5) Shrink O’Matic

shrink-o-matic

Shrink O’Matic is an AIR application to easily (batch) resize (shrink) images. It handles JPGs, GIFs and PNGs.

Price: Free

 

6) PNG Gauntlet

PNGGauntlet

PNG Gauntlet uses three different optimization techniques to compress the size of images and provides ultra-configurable options.

Price: Free

 

7) File Minimizer

FILEminimizer

FILEMinimizer Pictures can be used to advanced use of image optimization. It reduces image size to 98% by using 4 different compression levels.

Price: Free

8) Tiny Png

TinyPNG

ImageOptim is free tool for Mac users to optimize images so they take less space and loads faster.

Price: Free

9)  ImageOptim

ImageOptim

ImageOptim is free tool for Mac users to optimize images so they take less space and loads faster.

Price: Free

 

10) Trimage Image Compressor

Trimage

Trimage is a cross-platform GUI and command-line interface to optimize image files for websites, it currently supports on .jpg and .png formats but the application is very useful and can be used on Mac or Ubuntu too.

Price: Free

 

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Ali Sadiq

Ali is a full time web designer plus web developer. Eager to learn various new and useful web design trends. He is an enthusiast seeker who loves to explore frameworks, tools, plugins and hence love to learn and practice new developments in the entire field.

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