Hi, I'm Christoph, the developer of compress-or-die.com.
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I've been building conservation-oriented websites for over ten years.
The difference between this site and all the others I had used is incredible!
The bars allow me to fine-tune compression levels and work to find the perfect compression level before hitting that download button.
And the quality is incredible!
As a luxury brand, high-quality images are a must in our communications.
Nevertheless, low loading time is one of the biggest factors for good UX.
That's why we've been using compress or die since the beginning of the year to guarantee both.
Christoph's image compression tool is just brilliant.
I have been using it for many years to reduce the filesize of my web graphics and photos.
His knowledge about image compression is absolutely stunning.
If you thought your image size is already small give compress-or-die a try. You will be impressed.
Timo "Ostrich" Strauß, Creative Online Marketer at dreieck.com
Absolutely amazing compression. Never before have I had so much control over the compression and had such great compression results.
Cannot but recommend.
Kevin, irritable bowel syndrome coach at AnatomyFix
COD helps compress hero banner images on our website and blog posts.
The size reduction function helps us keep quality image resolution and reduce page loading times, thereby improving UX on our website.
We build HTML5 banner paid media campaigns for video game and movie releases.
We use Compress-Or-Die for all of our Jpg compression because the output is the best. Period.
Lower file size without lower image quality helps us create better ads.
During an exchange with an illustrator about another article, he asked me why the JPEG format is so bad at handling the color red. As an explanation, I have already run across several variants. So I simply answered the questions with the variant that seemed most plausible to me.
But was that really the right answer? And if we knew the right answer.... then can't we do something about it?
ArticleBetter image quality in your Twitter tweets
Every now and then I come across tweets where users are upset about the lousy quality of their posted images after Twitter compresses them and doesn't speak well of Twitter.
But is the quality really that bad? Does Twitter really not care about image quality? Is Twitter trying to save storage space on its servers at all costs? Or are the users themselves to blame and have already uploaded their images in poor quality?
I took a closer look at what Twitter actually does with your images in the tweets.
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 JPEG 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 JPEGs by exploiting the technical functionality of the JPEG compression algorithm.
Wow! Google researchers have now proposed a new method that combines a standard autoencoder with a diffusion process to recover and add fine details discarded by the autoencoder. Interesting to see the possibilities AI opens up when compressing images.
A year ago, generating realistic images with AI was a dream. We were impressed by seeing generated faces that resemble real ones, despite the majority of outputs having three eyes, two noses, etc. However, things changed quite rapidly with the release of diffusion models. Nowadays, it is difficult to distinguish an AI-generated image from a […]
For about a week, there have been stability issues that have caused COD to be temporarily unavailable. I will continue to monitor and analyze the problem.
Downtime of the page due to the shutdown of the Twitter app
Perhaps you have noticed. The site was down for a day. What passed me by was that Twitter ended free access to the API, and without mail announcement stopped all apps that didn't subscribe to the Basic account for $100 USD. 😡 So I had to rebuild the news system without Twitter at short notice.
Now everything should be up and running again and I can get back to cool new features.
JPEG quality in a nutshell
Not quite sure if the settings options in Compress-Or-Die are really well understood. 🤔 That's why I created a video explaining the two quality sliders in the JPEG Compressor as a test. I am curious about your feedback.
Ben from Compress-Or-Die explains why there are two quality sliders in the JPEG compressor and what they mean. He discusses how the human eye perceives brigh...
New Reddit channel
Just a little update. Firstly, I have started a Reddit channel and would like to try out with you whether we can get a lively exchange there. I would be happy.
On the other hand, a lot has happened under the hood of Compress-Or-Die, which should provide minimally better results here and there. For example, it is now possible to convert a JPEG lossless into a JPEG XL (thanks to Ted for the idea). Also all used binaries like mozjpeg, cjxl, svgo and others have been updated.