PNG files are generally used on websites. And we know that larger the size of image, more time website will take in loading. So, developers always try to use images having low size. But for better look and feel, they do not want to compromise with quality. For this kind of situation, they need a tool that can compress PNG images without affecting the quality. If you are looking for any PNG compressor tool, you should try PNGGauntlet. It is a nice tool that claims to reduce PNG image size without affecting its quality.
Compress PNG Images
PNGGauntlet is a free tool and comes for Windows, Linux and Mac. If you are going to download this on your Windows system, make sure that you have .NET Framework 4.0 installed on your computer. If not, download it from official website. PNGGauntlet uses the combination of PNGOUT, OptiPNG, and DeflOpt to create smallest possible PNG of source PNG image. Not only PNG, it also supports other image formats. But most of the time, it gives output in PNG format. If converting a non-PNG image to PNG increases size, it gives output in original image format.
This tool is easy and comes with simple interface. Just run the tool and drag all images which you want to compress. You can also add images from Add Images button. You can also set the output directory at the top section of the tool. After adding images, click on Optimize button to start compression. When we tried the tool, it took too much time in compression. Compression depends on the size of images.
Although compression ratio was not surprising, but it gave good result. From the tools menu, you can set the options and customize the tool. You can set the options for PNGOUT, OptiPNG, and DeflOpt.
If you are looking for a good image compression tool to Compress PNG images, you can give this tool a try.