Photos are often large files that take up a lot of space on your computer or phone. By compressing them, you can reduce their weight and make them less bulky, allowing you to free up storage space and share them more easily with other people. To compress photos , several solutions are available to you. However, the easiest and fastest method is to use a photo compression app or specialized online tool. In this article, I explain how to compress a photo using the free software Imagine, available on Windows, macOS and Linux , but also using the online tool Compressor. Follow the leader !

Summary
  1. Compress a photo on Windows, Mac or Linux
  2. Compress a photo online with this free tool

Compress a photo on Windows, Mac or Linux

To compress a photo on Windows, macOS or Linux, I suggest you download the freeware Imagine . It is a software specialized in the compression of photos/images which is very easy to use. I really like this program, because it’s free, open source. Moreover, it supports the most popular image formats such as JPG, PNG and WebP.

To compress a photo with Imagine, follow these steps:

1. Start by downloading Imagine from the famous GitHub platform. To do this, click on the link corresponding to your operating system.

  • Imagine-Setup.exe – Windows
  • Imagine.dmg – macOS
  • Imagine.AppImage – Linux

2. Once installed, simply drag and drop your photos into the program. Note that you can also click on the “Add” button and select your photos.

3.  Next, under the photo, select the output image format (JPG, PNG or WebP), then choose the level of compression to apply by moving the slider. The higher the compression level, the smaller the file size will be. However, there may be some loss of image quality at too high compression levels. I advise you not to go below 70% for optimal results.

4. Finally, all you have to do is download the compressed image. To do this, hover your mouse cursor over “Save” and select one of the two available options.

  • Save and Overwrite : Saves and replaces the original image.
  • Auto Save with Name : Saves the photo with a name without deleting the original image.
Save the compressed photo

✅ That’s it, now you know how to compress a photo on your Windows, Mac or Linux computer.

Compress a photo online with this free tool

Compressor.io is a great online tool that can help you compress JPEG, JPG, PNG, SVG, and WebP photos quickly and easily . In just a few seconds, your image will be compressed and ready to download.

One of the great things about Compressor.io is that it’s completely free with no hidden fees or subscriptions. The only restriction of this online tool is that you can compress up to 50 images per day for free (10 MB per file).

Moreover, it is available online from any computer or mobile device with an internet connection. So if you need to reduce the size of an image/photo for emailing, posting to social media, or using on your website, check out Compressor.io!

To compress a photo with the Compressor.io online tool, follow these steps:

1. Start by going to the Compressor.io site .

2. From the home page of the site, drag and drop your photos to compress or click on the “Select files” button. Note that you can compress up to 10 photos at the same time.

3. Next, select the compression level you want to use: Lossy (before quality loss) or Lossless (without quality loss).

4. Finally, click the ” Download ” button to download your compressed photo.

✅ That’s it! Now you know how to compress photo online for free with Compressor.io tool.

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