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02 Aug, 2016

Do you know that images are your heaviest resources and can slow down your website? This is the fact that all of the web surfers don’t want to waste their time to wait for loading pages. So the best way you should do is optimizing the images. After optimization, your images are small, fast but the quality is still great and that helps to give your site a speed boost. 

It’s surprising that you can reduce loading page time up to 80% with optimized images! However, there is a question that how to compress or optimize images? Is there any tool for help?

Actually, it is absolute yes. Stay tuned for this article and we will tell you some useful tools that help to optimize website images. One more thing, before our presentation, we would like to introduce our nice visitors an amazing tool to check how fast your site loads. Let’s check it out at https://gtmetrix.com/

1. Image Recycle Joomla Plugin

 Image recycle Joomla plugin is a normal extension that does a little bit Joomla image compression magic in the background. It’s not for image only but PDF also. This plugin is truly amazing because you can upload a file one by one or in a bulk. Additionally, if for some reasons that you aren’t happy with optimization results, you can absolutely revert to the origin. It’s so flexible that you can either download this extension or directly use it online at Image Recycle. Let’s see how powerful it is by the example below!

2. TinyPNG

TinyPNG is also a great tool to compress your images in lossy form (it means compress images without affecting to image quality). By reducing a number of colors, 24-bit PNG files can be converted into much smaller 8-bit indexed color images. All unnecessary metadata is stripped too. The result: better PNG files with 100% support for transparency.

3. Compressor.io

This is another amazing online tool for dramatically reducing the size of your images and photos with almost no difference between before and after compression. This tool offers 2 types of compressions that are lossy and lossless and 4 file formats supported, including JPEG and PNG. It can help to reduce up to 90% file size.

4. JPEG Optimizer

JPEG Optimizer is a free online tool for resizing and compressing images and photos for displaying on the webs, forums or blogs, or for sending by email. The wonderful things are that it is completely free and it has no software to download.


5. Optimizilla

This online image optimizer uses a smart combination of the best optimization and lossy compression algorithms to shrink JPEG and PNG images to the minimum possible size while keeping the required level of quality. The number of images can be uploaded one time is up to 20 images. You just need to wait for the compression to finish. Click thumbnails in the queue for the quality setting. Use the slider to control the compression level and mouse/gestures to compare images.


Well, these are 5 freely easy-to-use tools among various tools helping compress and optimize images before uploading on your Joomla site. This will absolutely improve the loading time of your page. Give it a try and you will see the difference! Please share this post if you see it helpful and let us know what you think or you can share with us and others more helpful tools if you know. 


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