Saturday, October 13, 2018

How To Reduce Image File Size Without Losing Quality

When you download high-resolution images from the Internet, the image file size may be too big. When you took a photo from High-end mobile devices, the image size will be high. You will see low storage space warning if you've saved too many high-quality images.

Besides, it makes the device to load slower than before. It is applicable for both smartphone and PC. When you have too many images on your device, you could upload them to cloud storage.

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If you don't prefer cloud storage, you could reduce image file size by compressing it. There is a lot of image compression tools you could find online. Some tools can greatly reduce image size but lacks to maintain the image quality. 

To make your job easier, here we've come with best tools to compress .png, .jpeg, and .jpg images. With these tools, you could reduce image file size without losing quality.

How to reduce image file size without losing quality
Photo credit: Winzip.com

In this post, you will learn how to reduce image size on Android and PC.


Requirements


  • Android Phone version 4.4 or above (Method 1)
  • Personal Computer (Method 2)

How To Compress the Image on Android: Method 1


  • Download Photo Compress app. You could click here to download from Play Store. [There are too many apps in the name of Photo Compress. So, we recommend you to download from the given link].
  • Launch the app and tap on Allow for Photo Compress app to access your device's library.

compress photos

  • On the home screen, you will see two options. One is Compress Photos and Crop Photo.
  • Tap on Compress Photos.
  • On the next screen, choose the photos that you want to compress and tap on the tick symbol.

start compress


  • In this screen, the default image compression range is 80%. You could swipe left and right to adjust the range from 0% to 100%. [You will get a highly compressed image if the compression range is high).
  • Then touch the Start Compress button.

before and after image compression

This is an example showing how much the image has been compressed for the range of 80%.

This screen also shows the storage path where the compressed image is saved.


Note: The original image file size we used for testing is 4.8 MB. After compression, it has been reduced to 348 KB. We found that the image is still having 95% of quality after compression.


  • Now, go to the home screen of this app.

result folder

  • On the top right side, tap on the Result Folder option.
  • There, you can find all the photo you've compressed using this app. [You can also check the compressed photos on your mobile gallery app].

To delete the original photo, you have to go to the app settings.

  • Tap on triple horizontal lines on the top left side.
  • Tap on Settings option.

settings

  • Toggle on for the Delete Origin Photos After Compress option.

Note: If you're okay with the compressed image quality, Toggle On this option.

  • To skip a certain file size, tap on Skip Photo Size option.

skip certain image sizes

  • By default, this app will skip Below 50kb image sizes for compression. In this settings, you can change it from Below 30k to No Limit. 

Note: If you set as No Limit, this app will compress all the image sizes.

That's all the features of this cool app.



How To Compress the Image Online: Method 2


  • First, make sure that the images that you want to compress are stored on PC.
  • If the images are stored on your Mobile, transfer it to PC.

Tinypng

  • Tinypng supports .png, .jpg and .jpeg image files.
  • Click on the down arrow symbol.
  • Browse the photos on your computer and open it.
  • Tinypng will compress 20 images at a time.
  • Wait a few seconds until you see the Download option.
  • If you've uploaded a few images click on Download options for individual images.
  • If you've uploaded many images, click on the Download All option.
  • You can also upload all the compressed images to Dropbox cloud storage.
  • Once you've downloaded all images using Download All option, you have to unzip the folder.
  • If you're using Windows PC, right-click on the folder > Click on Extract All > Extract to unzip the folder.


Conclusion


The Photo Compress app for Android and Tinypng.com for PC works great. It will be helpful to reduce image size in kb. If you think about alternatives. Here it is. For Android, Photoczip – compress resize and Photo & Picture Resizer apps are the best alternatives. For PC, Compressjpeg.com is the best alternative.

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