Do you want to compress an image to reduce its size? There are many online tools and desktop tools available for compressing images. TinyPNG is a similar kind of online tool for compressing images. As the name suggests, it works for PNG images. PNG (Portable Network Graphics) is a popular image format specifically used for photo sharing and web design. If you are using PNG images on your website, using TinyPNG to reduce the size of your PNG images will reduce the page size. So, it can increase the load time of your website. Whatever may be the reason, this tool will help you in compressing PNG images. If you are looking for a good photo compression software, you can use TinyPNG for PNG images.
Update: Now this tool also supports the compression of JPG images.
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TinyPNG is a nice tool that performs lossy compression on images to reduce its size. It tries to decrease the number of colors and removes unnecessary metadata information. The compressed output image also gives the original image like quality but in lower size. Most of the times, you will not be able to notice the difference in both original and compressed image. The service does not need any kind of registration.
TinyPNG supports drag and drop file uploads. It also supports batch file compression but you can only upload 20 images at once. You cannot upload images larger than 3 MB in size. As you start uploading images with drag and drop, it starts compression with a progress bar. Once the compression is finished, it adds a download link along with the percentage amount of compression. See the snapshot below.
Compression ratio of the tool is also very good. Most of the times, it compresses images by 70% or greater. TinyPNG is really a nice tool that compresses PNG images without loss of quality. Try this service by yourself and share your experience with us. If you know any other good image compression software, share it with us via comments.