If you are not compressing images for your blog you’re an idiot! I’m sorry to be so forward, but image compression
So here are 2 standalone online image compression tools that I personally use to compress/ optimise my images before uploading them to my website!
Many people don’t realize that optimising your images improves your site loading speed and consequently your SEO. Here’s what Google has to say about the need to optimise images!
Google recommends optimised images
Here is a screenshot from Google’s page insights which clearly shows you that image optimizations are a factor in improving SEO!
Now that we know why this is important let me show you how you can do it fast and easy using these 2 online tools.
But what makes them different from the multitude of image compressor softwares and online tools? Good question, here are three reasons why.
1. High Compression Rate
Compared to other compression tools, these 2 services compressed images up-to 80% on average.
The efficiency of a compression service is based on the algorithm that it uses which is often different between each service and we need to test drive every compression service to find out which one offers the best compression.
Most online compressors only provide 40% to 50% compression rate whereas the tools which I will mention in this blog compress images on an average up to 80%.
I mean, when you have compressors like these why would you not want to know about them?
Online tools let me work from anywhere. This way I don’t have to carry my personal computer everywhere.
I can use any system that connects to the internet. It also allows me to work on different operating systems and different blogging platforms (like WordPress, Blogger, Tumblr) which may not have the same drivers or plugins.
I love uncomplicated software. All of the software which I recommend are easy to use and intuitive and these two online image compressor tools are similarly super simple to use.
Just upload > compress > download at the best quality.
So without further ado, here are my recommendations for the best image compressor tools on the internet in 2018.
BUT! WHY TWO?
I would have loved to share just one tool, because that’s what I try to do on this site, to do the hard work of researching and suggesting only THE BEST tool to you, but in this case there are two because Compressor.io has a slightly higher compression rate and better suited when you want to quickly convert just one image whereas Giftofspeed.com has the ability to convert multiple images at the same time. So I wanted to put both these tools in front of you.
www.Compressor.io is a powerful online tool with a beautiful algorithm that reduces your image size up to 90% without a visible reduction in image quality.
Compressor.io also has an extremely into it is user interface which makes it all the most fun to compress images on this website.
Compressing images is as easy as uploading the file and watching the service do the rest.
The result is shown in a preview window which lets you slide between the original and the new file, just to check the loss in quality.
You can export compressed images using Dropbox or Google Drive.
It supports the compression of 4 image formats:
giftofspeed.com is a website that was designed to help with webmasters optimise their website.
Giftofspeed.com has many tools to help your site like CSS Optimization Test, GZIP Compression Test etc.
One of these Optimisation tools is the JPEG and PNG image compressors.
The compression ratio of distance speed is as high as compressor.io but the advantage that it has over compressor.io if its ability to compress multiple images at the same time.
So if you have a huge backlog of images with you want to compress quickly then giftofpeed.com is a great way to do so.