How to reduce the size and weight of an image

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In the world of digital image and video exchange, it is very common for friends or co-workers to do so. It is very common to hear that an image has been sent in the mail but has not been uploaded due to its weight. This is something that can be solved very easily by using the right tools for this purpose. That's why we will show you in the next tutorial how to reduce the size and weight of an image, or compress images.


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It is that this situation where it is not possible to send an image, because it does not upload is very common and many times we give up sending it because we do not know what to do in these circumstances. But worry no more, in the next article we will show you which tools you can use to reduce the size and weight of an image as this will help you save space on your hard drive and improve the performance of your PC.

But it is also important that these photos, once compressed, do not lose their quality and arrive the same way they were sent. Then we will show you which steps you will do for reduce the size and weight of an image, that is, compress the images and the different tools you will use so that their quality is the same.

    How to reduce the size and weight of an image

    So that any of you can reduce the size and weight of an image and thereby compress the images. We will show you two tools that work online, so you don't have to download any programs. And which in our opinion are extraordinary for obtaining good results.



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    The first is called Compressor.io it is very easy to use and will help you reduce your images and keep almost 100% of their quality after compression. In the following link you can go to the page and start using it, it has four different types of supported formats, PNG files, SVG files, JPEG files and GIF files.

    And the other tool we're going to use is called Optimizilla, it is also an online image compressor that will allow you to reduce the size but not the quality. As you can see, we present two great options and then explain how to use them.

    How to use compression tools

    To start we will use Compressor.io as we told you before, it can support up to four different file formats. This application can also use two different types of compression. When you go to upload your photos you have to choose which of the two forms of reduction you want Lossy or Lossless and it only works with JPG and PNG formats.

    We recommend that you choose the option With loss as it loses some quality but shrinks your images a lot more. Make a clip in the With lost option and then you need to select the Select file option. Once done, it will take you to the image library and you need to choose the photo to shrink and create a clip in Open.


    Once this is done, the image will start loading and then after a few seconds a previous image will be shown with the two images, the compressed one and the original one. It will also show us the data on its original weight and the weight after compression. This data shows them in MB and KB, it is important to know that it only supports up to a limit of 10 MB.



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    It will also show you the reduction percentage, now you just have to make a clip in the Download file option. And finally, let's save the file on our computer if you want compress multiple images , you can select the Compress another photo option. If you don't find the image you compressed and now you can safely send it.

    We will do something similar with the other application, enter the Optimizilla page and create a clip in the Upload option, then select the image and create a clip to open. Let's wait for it to load and then we'll see previews of the original image and the compressed image. Here we can find an additional option where we can increase or decrease your weight.


    And to top it off, we just need to create a clip in the Download option and save it to our computer. And in this simple way and using two tools you have learned how to reduce the size and weight of an image, or compress images.

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