“File size is too big for sharing”, “Uploading your file, please wait / Downloading your file, please wait ”. These phrases induce a specific level of frustration in your day to day life. File sharing, particularly image sharing, has become an important part of our lives as a result of growing use of social media and the sharing feature of it being the primary reason for its popularity.
However, with cutting edge technology in sensory devices like DSLR cameras or mobile phone cameras, quality of produced images has improved greatly and their sizes have correspondingly increased. By size it means, how much of a space, in bits, it takes on your storage devices. Our image compressor tool brings the easiest and convenient compressing of the files using complicated techniques but user-friendly interface.
Before we introduce how to use our tool, let us provide some information regarding image sizes and resolution.
Pixel-based images are rectangular images made up of thousands (or perhaps millions) of pixels. Every single one of those pixels must be saved to disc. The file is eight times larger than a black-and-white bitmap if each pixel is defined using 8 bits of color information. A 24-bit image is three times the size of an 8-bit image, and a 48-bit image is twice the size of a 24-bit image.
Opening, editing, printing, and saving large image files take very long time. Many people who complain about Photoshop's sluggishness are just working with files that are far larger than they need to be. Instead of whining, save yourself the trouble and shrink your file size whenever possible. Here's a quick explanation of how each pixel-based image property influences file size.
Dimensions and resolution:
When the number of pixels is increased, the file's size is increased by the square of the value. That is, doubling the resolution quadruples the file size (2 x 2); tripling the resolution increases the file size to nine times its original size (3 x 3). The difference between a 300-ppi and a 225-ppi image can easily be several megabytes. (And keep in mind that a 225-ppi image will almost always be sufficient for a 150-lpi halftone screen.)
While switching from RGB (24-bit) to CMYK (32-bit) mode does not necessarily increase file size, it does. It increases bit depth by adding an extra 8-bit channel (because each pixel is 32 bits deep).
Why zipping is not the solution?
ZIP is a typical file format for compressing several files or folders into a single file. This may not shrink the file size to a larger extent, but makes it easier to transport or keep, and reduces the chance of getting the files corrupt. However, this is not an efficient technique for compressing single files. It also creates difficulty on both sides, when two people share image files on their phones but no reliable zipping/unzipping application is available for smartphones.
So, our image compressor tool is very useful for reducing the file size of your images, by a significant amount. For instance, an image from a high quality camera usually has a size of 13-15 MB. It can get reduced by 60 %. And the resulting size by our compressor tool will be around 5-6 MB
How to use Image compressor tool?
Our website emphasizes on a better user interface. We strive to provide services with quality and convenience. You can easily launch our image compressor tool directly from our home page under Image Editing Tools. You can get what you're looking for without having to rely on third party software and applications to make your image suitable as per your requirements. This guide is divided into sub parts. We will provide brief instructions and information on all sections. Follow up with the instructions provided to compress your images without any hassle.
1. Image File Insertion:
Our image compressor, along with its extraordinary compressing capabilities is extremely easy to use and understand. Follow these steps to upload your picture on our image compressor tool.
- Go to the Choose an image button and click on it.
- It will open your file explorer. Browse the location where your files are kept, and choose any JPG, PNG or any other image file that you want to compress. Click on Open to proceed.
- Your file name along its format extension will be shown in the table beneath Choose an image Make sure its name and extension is correct as per your requirement.
- Your image file will be also shown in the preview box.
There is an alternative method of uploading your images that is more convenient and easier to follow. To use the drag and drop feature, follow the steps below:
- Navigate to the location where you 'stored your file in the chosen folder.
- Open the tool in your browser and minimize it using the browser's minimize button.
- Drag the file you wish to upload all the way into the dotted box with your mouse.
- Release the mouse button, and your image will appear in the preview window.
2. Image File Preview:
This is the feature that most editing tools lack as they only inform you if your file is uploaded or not with only the file name shown. Our Image compressing tool displays the preview of the image the moment you upload the file. This preview helps you analyze your file and verify if the uploaded file is the one you wanted to upload.
3. Saved (%):
Saved percentage value can be easily misinterpreted if one does not have knowledge about image compression or has not gone through our brief introduction of what image size means. The column of saved percentage indicates how much of the disk space you have saved by compressing your file through our image compressing tool. This compression percentage let you have an idea of how much space you can have after resizing your image. Therefore, you can predict your sharing speed to increase by the same percentage. This simple piece of data lets you analyze a lot about how much the size has reduced by compressing your image using our tool.
Click on the download button and it downloads your file in the same format you uploaded your file. This saves you from the hustle of converting and compressing your files using different software.
Why should you use this tool?
Our image compressing tool is an efficient and reliable tool, and provides a friendly way of having a compressed image without going through a painful way of converting and compressing files. Our tool gives our user an easy to use interface, along with ample information to have your compressed image along with a brief analytical data which can be used for further manipulations.