Image compression is a process of minimizing the file size of an image in bytes. Compressing an image file is important in order to maximize limited storage space. For example, if your memory card can store up to 100 uncompressed images only, then it has a potential to accommodate at least 200 compressed images when file size is reduced at least 50%.
Also, if you are thinking on buying a new storage device because you don’t have enough storage space, consider compressing your photos first to save some money.
Due to its smaller size, a compressed image is necessary for web designers and web developers to make their websites faster to load because nobody wants to view a website that takes 30 seconds or more to load. Also, images that are reduced in size are very useful to save bandwidth.
The most used image file types on the Internet are JPEG and PNG. If you search the internet, you will see different ways in which images like JPEG or PNG can be reduced in file size. But for this article I will use compress.photos website to compress an image file. This website allows its users to upload any JPEG, JPG or PNG image files for up to 50MB without losing any quality.
This is how you compress an image with compress.photos.
Step 1. Type “compress.photos” into your browser’s URL bar.
Step 2. Click Add Files Button and Select image from your computer.
Step 3. Click Start to compress your uploaded photo.
Step 4. Download the compressed photos
Now that we’re done compressing our image, let us compare the uncompressed image to the compressed image to check if there is a quality loss. As you can see, there is no quality loss on the cat.jpg image that we’ve compressed.