There are a lot of articles about online image compression tools in the net, most of them are very superficial. Usually they end with a simple: "It generates smaller pictures, so it's got to be better."
Learn why such statements are most of the time meaningless, understand the technical background, and find out which tool you should use as of today.
If you always wanted to know how the JPG compression works under the hood I want to recommend this article to you. It was important to me to write an article that is reasonable for every level of understanding.
Furthermore it contains 7 valuable tricks to reduce the file size of your JPGs by exploiting the technical functionality of the JPG compression algorithm.
Ever wondered why some of your PNGs are of large file size while similar PNGs are so small?
Since this question comes up so often, I have written a follow-up to my article "Understanding JPG" to explain the bare necessities of the PNG compression algorithm in layman's terms.
At the end you will also get 7 tips on how to get your PNGs to a REALLY small file size.
Hi! I’m Christoph, working as a programmer/developer for the MINISTRY Group in Hamburg/Germany.
Since I was building an advertising tool, I had to learn a lot about image file formats and compression.
This tool is some kind of a by-product and turned out to be my sweet little baby. So have fun using it! I hope it will help you as much as it does for me.