Peoples hate to visit websites which take longer than usual to load. There are several factors behind the issue. May be you are not using better web hosting service, or you may be unaware of the dangers of using free themes on your blog, or any other factor.
Images plays a very important role in page loading time as the largest number of requests made by any browser is image requests. That’s why you should delete unused images from your blog.
Images are the backbone of any webpage. They are the beauty of any webpage but if this beauty itself takes longer to load then it can’t be called beauty anymore 🙂 . Visitors will hate to come to your site even if it contains more beauties.
Today, we are gonna to discuss some of the online available tools which can help you to compress your image size without losing quality. Thus boosting load time.
We will also discuss an offline tool which most of us know but neither of us use that. It is called Microsoft Picture Manager.
Best Online Tools to Compress Image Size without Losing Quality:-
This online tool is considered the best. I always use it to resize my images because I don’t want to lose mu images quality. Just go the website, choose the location of the image and click upload button. If you feel that the image is compress too much/less then you can choose your custom sizes from the options available and click apply.
I have shown an example in screenshot below. The size of the original image was 1.5 MB but after compression the size left is 48 KB only. The compression ratio is 96%. What a result.
Visit the website if you have a low quality image. This site helps to improve the quality of any image allows it free of cost. You can upload the image which you downloaded from webresizer.com to this website of you want to compress it more and increase its quality. All the available formats are supported by the site including JPEG, PNG, GIF types. However, some features are only available to pro members.
ImageOptimizer.net is another compression tool which will help to get best results. The user interface of the website is quite friendly. If you want to compress any image then you can directly upload the image and choose what custom sizes you want for image after compression. It also allows to choose the quality of the image after compression.
Important thing about this site is that if you have low bandwidth internet connection, then you can also download offline tool to compress images. This way you can compress any number of images you want.
Both sites are provided by same developer. If you want to use images separately then these both sites are for you. You can use both sites according to your needs. The slider provided by the sites if you want to compress several images at once and want to check quality of each image individually after compression.
Offline Tool – Microsoft Picture Manager – Best Available Tool:-
If you really want to compress images and serious about the same then I recommend to use this tool. This is the best available tool for compressing pictures.
But, the problem is that it is available in MS Office 2010 only, in the current version i.e., MS Office 365, Picture Manager has been removed. User of this don’t understand why this feature is removed from current update.
But, you can still install Microsoft Picture Manager along with Microsoft Office 365. I have written a separate article on how to install Microsoft Picture Manager with Office 365.
After you install Microsoft Picture Manager, Open any image with this tool.
You get a lot of editing options which you rarely find anywhere else.
You can also Auto-Correct the photo to improve its quality.
When you click on edit picture, you get option to compress the image in three formats.
You can compress the photo for Web, Documents and for E-mail as well. I always compress image as document because if you compress it in web format, it loses its quality and becomes too much small even to see. So better to compress it as documents type.
One other thing, if you compress a png image using this, you will get best possible results out of it. It is best for png compression without compromising quality at all.
Using this tool, you can do other things with images also like cropping, resizing it [define resolutions as you want], adjusting brightness and contrast etc. without connecting to internet.
Note:- If you really want best results, then convert png images to jpg images, you will get same images without quality loss.
Go for this!
Compressing image is an important factor to improve your SEO. Google takes page load time seriously believing that visitor will not wait for the page to load. Having your blog clean by deleting unused images from your blog also helps to boost load time.
More, even if we ignore Google, direct visitors will also not recommend to visit for your website. Hence, we should take image compression very seriously.
Even if you check your site’s status on various level then check it on quicksprout.com. It will tell you what thing is taking too long to load. Basically, there always been a competition between scripts and images.
Either images take long to load or scripts take long.
If you use any other compressing tool to compress images, tell us. Having any doubt? Give your opinion.