Speed Up Blog with Online Image Optimizer

Images usually are the largest component of a web page as they on average make up 62% of a web page size. Larger images correlate with slower web page load time; it creates a bad user experience and will drive them away from your blog.

If you intend to keep your readers, you would want to reduce the file size of images you post on your blog. You can do that in two ways:

  • By shrinking the image dimensions (height and width). This can be done using most photo editors.
  • By compressing it. Compression reduces the image file size while keeping its dimensions. This is where a tool called image optimizer comes into play.

There are many free online image optimizers out there that do the job, but I prefer the following three. I like them because they let you compare the actual compressed images (for image quality, amount of compression and file size saving for each image) so you can pick which one that works best. You can either upload the image from your computer or enter the URL if it’s available on the web.

Here they are:

Web Resizer web resizer online image optimizer

  • Supports JPEG, PNG and GIF formats, with the maximum image size of 5MB.
  • You can set your desired image quality (in percentage) or compare the image at various quality settings.
  • Lets you crop, resize (image dimensions), sharpen, add border, rotate and tint. You can adjust contrast, exposure and color saturation, and convert to monochrome as well.

JPEG Reducer jpeg reducer online image optimizer

  • Accepts JPEGs and PNGs only, with size up to 1MB.
  • Automatically generates  thumbnails as well.

DynamicDrive Image Optimizer

  • Accepts JPEG, PNG and GIF formats with size up to 2.86MB. 
  • Also converts image format.

Another image optimizer worth mentioning is Smush It. This is a lossless image optimizer tool provided by the people at Yahoo. If you want to reduce the bytes without sacrificing image quality, this is the tool for you. But you won’t reduce much, maybe around 10%.

What is your favorite image optimizer?

Please share with us your favorite online image optimizer in the comments, and let us know why you prefer it over other image optimizers.

14 comments to "Speed Up Blog with Online Image Optimizer"

Unknown January 25, 2013 at 12:04 AM    

Thanks for the recommendations! I really need to do this but didn't know where to start. Now you have given me some ideas.

Connie January 25, 2013 at 12:34 AM    

I use Photoshop Elements on every single one I put on my posts. It helps a lot and easy to use.

Francis January 25, 2013 at 6:56 AM    

Thanks Greenlava for posting this. I had no choice but to bookmark it for future reference or use. I like and use smush it. I use the plugin and this automatically reduce the size of the images in my blog, so, I don't have to reduce individual post.

Nimsrules January 25, 2013 at 12:54 PM    

I prefer PngGanuntlet. It's a nifty offline windows software for which you don't even have to be online.

Akshay January 28, 2013 at 12:17 AM    

great post! Well i try to use image compresser such as ms office photo editing tool.

Anonymous,  January 31, 2013 at 3:11 PM    

Ī use photoscape †̥Ơ̴̴̴̴͡ resize and reduce image quality, it's an offline software

Website Designing Company in Mumbai February 1, 2013 at 4:46 PM    

I have been looking for the tools like that for a while because I need those tools many a times whenever I require to put an image on the blog and the image is not fit for the resolutions and I have to cut that image size small and thus ruining the beauty of the image, the compression tool will help me to reduce the size of the images thanks.

Rahul kumar February 3, 2013 at 4:09 PM    

Some very great photo optimizing tool everyone must use.
Actually those help me a lot..

Hafizul February 6, 2013 at 12:17 PM    

Interesting...sy biasa guna paint jer..

Tricks Central February 12, 2013 at 4:19 PM    

I recommend image resizer because of its features but and all the links you mentioned above are good.

Unknown February 17, 2013 at 4:36 AM    

I use PixResizer... Fast and simple and reduce also sets of pics (not only one by one).
Tx for sharing,
MammaNene from SergerPepper.blogspot.it

chamal February 22, 2013 at 12:26 AM    

Thanks for this post....

SEO company UK March 8, 2013 at 3:58 PM    

Jpeg reducer is the software I use but I was unaware about web resize. Thanks for sharing with us.

M Ehsan Qureshi March 27, 2013 at 1:04 AM    

photoscape is best I think

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