There are many reasons why to compress images, but the two most common are:
- to reduce the size of images so your website can load faster
- it’s cheaper for mobile users
Different uses of image formats
- gif = transparency and animation
- jpg = everything else, meaning if you don’t need transparency or animation
- png = transparency
How to compress .jpg images
Step 1 – download images from Google Drive
Image by Haleyville Fire Rescue via Haleyville Fire Rescue
to your Downloads folder on your computer.
Make new folder, for example on your desktop and give a name that you want, in this example – HFR. Move images from Downloads to HFR folder.
Step 2 – In the address bar of your browser type https://tinyjpg.com/ to upload images for compressing.
Step 3 – Click inside rectangle to begin uploading.
The window will open. Navigate to HFR folder to select images and click Open button.
Compression of images will start immediately.
Step 4 – Go to your Downloads folder, select all 3 images. To do this, click on 1st image to select it with mouse (left click), then on keyboard press CTRL+Shift buttons and select last image with mouse (left click), at the same time. Then right-click with your mouse and from drop down menu click Delete, so you can make place for compressed images.
Step 5 – After compression is done you can download images to your computer. Move images from Downloads folder, to your new folder, for example HFR-compressed.
Updated on 11/22/2017
And how to compress GIF file you can read in article “How to make simple animated banner in GIF with GIMP” from step 28.