How to Reduce the Size of Your Photos: 5 Useful Tools

The very first thing we see in buying any smartphone is the Camera. The high pixel clarity and the large size of the image impress us any all the ways we want. Here comes the problem, when you want to upload these pictures to the Internet. Due to the high quality, the size and the weight of the image increases which leads to uploading problems.

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Therefore, it is important to know how to reduce the image weight, especially if you need to upload them to the Internet. Do it with your smartphone or with a professional camera, we’ll show you how.

5 Useful Tools to Reduce the Size of your Photos

These 5 tools will help us to reduce the size and reduce the weight of the images. Let us see what are all those include this list.

TinyJPG

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TinyJPG is a free online service that stands out for its simplicity. Simply drag the image (JPG or PNG) you want to reduce the size and Tinypng will do the rest. When it is ready, click on the download button to download it. It maintains quality by 98% thanks to the fact that it reduces the quality of colours selectively without modifying the dimensions of the file.

Of course, you must take into account that you can not upload images of more than 5 MB and you have a limit of 20 photos per session (no need to sign up). Do you have more photos to compress? Then just close the browser and reopen it. Your account is reset again so you can upload all the photos you want.

TinyJPG also has a free plugin for WordPress and another payment for Photoshop.

Compressor.io

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Compressor.io allows us to reduce the weight of images in JPEG, PNG, GIF and SVG formats. You can do it in two variants: Lossless and Lossy. The first maintains maximum quality by reducing the weight of the photo, while the second manages to compress the file by 90%, although reducing the quality.

To use it, simply click on the ‘Try it’ button on the home page, select the option you want (Lossless or Lossy) and drag the photo. Then, Compressor.io will show you information about weight and compression, as well as the buttons for downloading the photo and the possibility of sending them to Google Drive or Dropbox.

Compressor.io is free, you can upload files of up to 10 MB and it allows you to see the before and after by just passing the mouse over the photo: a white bar will appear so you can see at a glance the difference in the original and the reduced image.

Compressnow

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Compressnow allows you to reduce the size of GIF, JPG, JPEG and PNG images by choosing the level of reduction you want. That is, you can choose to do so by percentages or in a specific area of the image, always keeping the original measurements.

It is free and allows uploading images of up to 9 MB. To use it, simply drag the photo in the box on the left and click on the ‘Compress’ button that appears in the centre. On the right, you will see your compressed photo and you can download it.

PunyPNG

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PunyPNG allows us to compress the images in PNG, JPG and GIF in a massive way, although with an important limitation: you can only upload 20 files with a maximum of 500 KB in size each.

It is free but has a payment option to upload photos in batch or reduce the weight of the images.

Web Resizer

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With Web Resizer you can not only reduce the size of your files but also edit them. The functions that are included are as follows.

    • Cut.
    • Change the size (width and height).
    • Rotate.
    • Improve general settings, such as contrast, brightness or saturation automatically.
    • Convert to black and white.
    • Reduce the weight of the image.

Web Resizer is free, does not require registration and the files can not exceed 10 MB. To use it, simply upload the photo you want to retouch, apply the changes and click on ‘apply changes’. To download it, you must click on the right mouse button and click on ‘Save image as’.

These are the 5 very best tools to reduce the weight of the image, compress the image without losing the quality pixels. I hope this article will help you to change the images as per your requirements. If you have any queries regarding any of the tool, let us know in the comment section below and we will get back to you to solve all your queries.

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Which tool do you use to compress your images?

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