With high quality cameras available in more hands the file size of the photos have gone up dramatically. The problem that arises is higher the file size, the more time it takes to load and also takes more space.
So here are a few tools to compress the size of the images and save time and space.
Image compression tools
Smush.it : This is one of the most popular tool among developers and is also very easy to use. It lets you upload your local files but also gives you the option to compress files from the internet using their URL. It also has a WordPress plugin making it a very popular among WordPress developers.
PNG Minimizer | JPEG Minimizer : It does one of the best jobs while reducing the file sizes. It has an awesome feature that lets you see the actual image and the image that is compressed. You can also decrease the file size by decreasing the colors available and see how it will look in real time. Even though it says PNG and JPEG minimizer, it also compresses BMP, ICO and GIF but converts into PNG or JPEG depending upon which tool you use.
TinyPNG : A PNG image file compressor, it specializes in compressing the PNG files while preserving the transparency. As it preserves the transparency, it doesn’t compress the file size the most but preserves the quality.
ImageOptim (Mac): A very easy to use tool, ImageOptim lets you simply compress by dragging and dropping files or even folders into it. It converts JPG, PNG and GIF.