What's the best tool to compress images?

I'm looking for a tool that can handle a lot of large images, and make them as small in file size in 1 go. With as little effect as possible on the images of course :)
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  1. 69

    Your images, processed on the fly, delivered fast.

    Ryan Hoover
    Ryan Hoover85Founder, Product Hunt · Written
    Imgix is ideal for developers and regular image compression. We use it on Product Hunt to convert images and GIFs to difference sizes and resolutions. Without it, the site would be widely slow.
  2. 47
    Squash 2 for Mac

    The easiest way to compress and optimize images for the web

    Mike Coutermarsh
    Mike Coutermarsh76Used to build Product Hunt. Now GitHub · Written
    Squash is great. It's essentially the same as ImageOptim, but has a fancier interface.
    Sleek interface and it's available on SetApp.
  3. 43
    Kraken Image Optimizer

    Optimize your images with blazing speed

    Easy to use, the UI is good too
    Kasper Tang Højriis
    Kasper Tang HøjriisCustomer Success Manager · Written
    Awesome loseless compressing and a lovely API. Good integrations with all e-commerce open source systems.
  4. Ivan Mir
    Ivan Mir4maker of Qbserve time tracking app · Written
    On Mac ImageOptim is a free and open-source app with a clean UI that uses the best command line optimization tools like MozJPEG and Pngcrush.
    Clean interface and easy-simply drag the images! I've tried to compress over 1k images at a time, it took a while but was pretty smooth.
    One of my favourite applications. Wonderfully simple, works brilliantly and does absolutely nothing you don't want it to.
  5. Willie Morris
    Willie Morris3Formerly Amazon, Boeing, and Faithbox · Written
    Had to.
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  6. 8

    Compress PNG images that preserves full alpha transparency

    Easy to use, fast and it reduces .png image sizes by 90% keeping a very good quality.
    Max Snitser
    Max SnitserUX Designer, ⛵️Maker of Nightfall · Written
    I use it very often. Compresses images really good and quick
  7. Kailash Arya
    Kailash AryaIntense Interactive · Written
    You can convert one image at a time, you need to download desktop app to do further Note: it's paid.
  8. ranrub
    ranrubCloudinary.com · Written
    I work there. It's a cloud-based image management system with endless features, from upload/storage, through a wide array of image manipulation options, to fast delivery via multiple CDNs. For image compressing, we have the full-auto mode, which selects the image format, quality and crops out the uninteresting parts, see http://cloudinary.com/blog/intro...
    You can create a free account easily on Cloudinary. I would recommend uploading high-res or lossless originals, then using w_[width],f_auto,q_auto to get scaled-down images that use the right image format for the particular image and browser (PNG, JPEG, lossy/lossless WebP if available, etc), at the right quality settings for the particular image so you get optimal compression without artifacts. You can use q_auto:eco to further reduce the file sizes, or q_auto:best if you're really picky about quality and want to bump it up.
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  9. Vlad Danilov
    Vlad DanilovFounder and Developer at Optimage · Written
    Vlad Danilov made this product
    Optimage is the first image optimization tool that passed a comprehensive set of third-party tests and achieved the best results – https://getoptimage.com/benchmark.
    Converts PDFs too!
  10. 3
    Telegram Desktop 1.0

    Fast and secure desktop messaging app, now updated

    Javier Franco
    Javier FrancoCTO and Inbound Marketeer in Ases Media · Written
    Despite what it may seem, Telegram is a spectacular productivity tool. It is possible to store in your profile all types of files and the application allows you to compress all kinds of jpg, mov, etc files In an excellent option at the same time that is very fast.
  11. Ayush Mittal
    Ayush Mittal29Head Of Digital Communications · Written
    Been using ShortPixel for a while. Select up to 50 images in one batch to be compressed. There is a free plan for optimising up to 100 images per month (90% compression rate). Wordpress Plugin and APIs available.
  12. Kailash Arya
    Kailash AryaIntense Interactive · Written
    You can convert 20 images at a time.
  13. Manu Chaudhary
    Manu ChaudharyCo-founder at ImageKit.io · Written
    If your use case is to deliver optimized images on the website or app, then you can try ImageKit.io - https://imagekit.io. The moment you start delivering images through ImageKit, it takes care of format selection, quality adjustments and smart cropping. Besides compression, it offers dynamic URL based resizing parameters and uses CDN for a faster delivery. We have seen people getting 30%+ reduction in page weight just by a mere host name change in the code.
  14. It's my best image compressor. It sometimes has more than enough effect on the images but in general, it's incredible. I usually upload images on Facebook and download them before uploading to my website. Saved tons on space.
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    Shrink Me

    Compress images with one drag / click

    Filipe Santos Correa
    Filipe Santos CorreaWeb, iOS and Usability · Written
    Filipe Santos Correa made this product
    Shrink Me is a compression tool for your JPG, PNG and WEBP images, in order to make your site smaller and faster for your users. If your ever needed to compress an image in a simple and intuitive way, Shrink Me is the the tool for you!
  16. FerminRP
    FerminRP4Growth Hacker · Written
    Fast and simple solution
  17. Kishore
    KishoreTealpod.com, Watermark.ink, Stringify.me · Edited
    Kishore made this product
    Tealpod Batch Image Compressor is a all-in-one solution with RAW format converter (CR2, CRW, NEF, EFR, TIFF, PNG, BMP and PSD files into JPG or PNG). Tealpod Batch Image Compressor also has a unique feature to compare LIVE (BEFORE-AFTER) compression of the image(s). Its pay-only-if-you like the product, so it's literally (no spyware, no adware, clean code). Its completely FREE. It's Squash on steroids.
  18. William Jenkins
    William JenkinsFounder at https://www.pixelshift.io · Written
    William Jenkins made this product
    We've recently launched this service - an API built to process large numbers of images. It can fetch and return via any valid URL, so works with Azure, Google Cloud Storage and Amazon S3. Pricing is very simple, only pay for processing time (by the microsecond) and there are no bandwidth charges.
  19. Aseem Gautam
    Aseem GautamPragmatic Programmer · Edited
    ImageCompressor.io - I found this product pretty useful. You can upload any number of images simultaneously. Uses best compression algorithms - mozjpeg, pngquant, ect.
  20. 1
    Responsive Images Plugins by Cloudimage

    Make images fully responsive and fast automatically 🖼🚀

    Mantas Matuzas made this product
    Ideal for the image-heavy platforms as it allows to automate the image optimization and provide a full responsive design where images are delivered in ideal size for a specific screen size.
    Mantas Matuzas made this product
    Ideal for the image-heavy platforms as it allows to automate the image optimization and provide a full responsive design where images are delivered in ideal size for a specific screen size.