5 Free Image Compression Tools To Use
Last Update: Aug 9, 2022
When you're adding images to your website, do you compress them first?
There are a variety of free image optimizer tools online that can help you to compress your images and/or convert your file types as needed, all while maintaining quality.
Compressing your images is important.
This will allow you to shrink their size which will help maintain your site speed and improve your SEO.
Faster site speed will enhance your user's experience.
However, when searching for a compression tool, you'll also want to make sure your images retain their quality. So, I found a few tools that can help you to do just that.
This is an easy, well-known image compression tool. The default setting allows for a compression of 65, which will shrink your original file size down by about two-thirds.
You can also add elements like captions, borders and shadows in addition to resizing your images. Then, simply download your final image.
If you have a file size that is less than 1MB, then the Kraken free tool will work well. There are 2 different modes you can use.
Lossless compression mode shrinks your image with no reduction in quality (hence the name). The other mode, Lossy does have a tiny loss of quality. However, you can reduce the size by up to 90%, which may be helpful depending upon your application.
For the average user, Lossy works great. But if you are doing a site with professional images, you may prefer Lossless.
There is even a free WordPress plugin that you can use for Kraken.
This one is so quick and easy to use. It's great for JPG and PNG files. Best of all you can lump up to 20 images in one go.
Again, this tool offers a free WordPress plugin. However, if any of your files are larger than 5MB, you'll have to upgrade to a paid version.
This is another tool I like because the quality remains high-end with a size reduction of up to 90%. My computer has a ton of saved images and this tool can really help save space.
It can handle multiple file types, but you can't have an image bigger than 10MB.
This simple tool works great to optimze JPG, PNG and GIFs. You can even play around with the GIF tools they offer to create the perfect image.
EZGif also allows you to edit, crop, rotate and add elements. You can upload a maximum of 2000 images with a maximum size of 100MB.
Reducing your image file sizes is always a smart idea. It helps to reduce issues with speed and it can ultimately help with SEO.
In addition, it can help to save valuable space on your hard drive.
Finding an image compression tool that lets you save space while maintaining quality is now easier than ever.
Do you have a favorite compression tool that you use?