Image Compression is a sort of data compression employed to compress digital images, so that they can be saved for further processing, either for transfer or storage. Digital images may include photographs, illustrations, movies, or any other form of digital information. The term ‘image compression’ is now commonly used in place of ‘digital image compression.’
Currently, there are three available image compressor software packages: The zPL, WIMS and PIXEL compressors from Adobe. Adobe Systems provides both the hardware and the software to process images. One can also employ image optimizer software to achieve similar results. Image optimizer software takes care of all the mathematical algorithmicity involved in compressing an image. It allows you to compress images without loss of quality.
WIMS (what you see is what you get) image compressor is available as open source software. It was developed by the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign under the faculty of Computer Science and Engineering. It is licensed free of charge. It implements the technique of ‘waves’ of compression, which can be controlled by using various algorithms.
The zPL is perhaps one of the best image compressor tools available. It is a versatile compressor with many different options. It is very fast and can optimize images without losing quality. It supports various compression levels for highly demanding video and photo projects.
The other two compression packages – WIMS and PIXEL – are developed by Adobe for specific purposes. These two compressors can be used to compress JPEG and PNG images. JPEG compression reduces file size while increasing the image quality; while PIXEL decreases load time but maintains better quality than JPEG. It is suitable for small to medium-sized images.
There is yet another image compressor that comes in handy for saving your time and effort when optimizing gif files. It is the Paint Shop Pro image compressor, which not only compresses the image size, but also optimizes the image quality. You will love the fact that this GIF optimizer is so easy to use! You just need to drag and drop files and place them where you want.
One more useful image compressor is the Universal Viewer (UV), which allows users to convert PDF to PSD and vice versa. This optimizer also allows users to view PSD files from any application such as Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome, Safari, Opera, Android etc. The UV optimizer can be used to compress any file format, as it is written directly to a Flash memory or a JPEG file format. It is written as a plugin.
To end, I have to mention the optimizilla website, which is a very useful site for all GIF and jpeg enthusiasts. The website offers many tools and tutorials, which can help you to compress your files and improve their quality. If you know the kind of effect you want to achieve with your images, the optimizilla website will show you how to compress your jpeg and gif files for better quality results. optimizilla provides everything you need to optimize your images for better online performance and web browsing experience.
The last option that I would like to discuss with you is the iPic2Go software. This is another image compressor which is similar to theuvixa and the mpvse. Unlike the other programs, this software does not require installation and run on the user’s computer. It works best with Windows environment and also supports both GIF and JPEG file formats.
The imagic software is a type of compressor that allows users to compress images using both losing and gaining techniques. When it comes to lossy compression method, the program utilizes the FURY technique, which can make images smaller in size. To make the image smaller in size, the imagic software uses the duplicate image technique. In addition, the imagic program allows users to compress JPEG and GIF file as well.
With imagic, you can reduce the size of your images without losing quality. The program is designed to compress images without losing quality by adjusting its parameters when the file is compressed. For example, the tiny PNG format offers excellent image compression capabilities while the web-based image compressor, tinyPNG, offers uncompressed data while keeping quality intact. The software allows you to compress JPG, GIF and PNG files.
Another program which offers better image compression ratio is the Adobe Photoshop Elements 7.5. This is the program which is widely used across all the Mac OS X platforms. Moreover, the program can also compress JPG and GIF files. To compress images without quality loss, you can use the AVI and WMA formats from Adobe Photoshop. The program allows you to compress 16-bit and 32-bit files.