Tools to Optimize your Graphics for Web

Posted by Anurag Ahuja | Posted in Designing | Posted on 03-09-2009

Amidst of all discussion happening to save non-renewable resources why isn’t anyone thinking of web space? Where do you classify the webspace? Do you think you can go on and on and on putting anything over the internet?

With this though, I (as a web designer,) decided to optimize the size of all graphics that I use to build my webpages. For doing so, I came across many ways to do it and many tools which help you do it. I am listing the 6 excellent tools to do so.

Non-techie people can also use it while mailing/uploading photos taken from Digital Camera – which are generally huge in size!

Yahoo Smush.it

Smush.it uses optimization techniques specific to image format to remove unnecessary bytes from image files.
Yahoo Smush.it
http://developer.yahoo.com/yslow/smushit/

Radical Image Optimization Tool

RIOT is free program designed to efficiently optimize images for the Web
RIOT
http://luci.criosweb.ro/riot/

PNGOUT

PNGOUT is a tool which can optimize PNG files created by other programs.
PNGOUT
http://www.advsys.net/ken/util/pngout.htm

Online Image Optimizer- GIF, JPG, and PNG

Image Optimizer lets you easily optimize your gifs, animated gifs, jpgs, and pngs, so they load as fast as possible on your site.

Online Image Optimizer
http://tools.dynamicdrive.com/imageoptimizer/

PNGGauntlet

PNGGauntlet is a .NET program that uses Ken Silverman’s PNGOUT to optimize PNG files.
http://brh.numbera.com/software/pnggauntlet/

SuperPNG

SuperPNG is a free Adobe Photoshop plug-in for using PNG (“ping”) files.

Super PNG
http://www.fnordware.com/superpng/

I hope that you find the above tools useful. Even if you don’t, Adobe Photoshop has “Save for Web” for you – stay with it!

Comments (4)

  1. good one bhai..
    keep it up…
    people do need the technical knowledge u have..
    keep them coming…

    tke cre
    b well…

  2. Thnx bro.
    Need some of your blogging skills too.

  3. smush.it is fantastic and by far the best, but inconvenient when you have a very large site with several folders. But it basically uses OPTIPNG and you can get a few programs that do that already:

    http://www.apple.com/downloads/dashboard/developer/pngpong.html This is the best one of the lot, it corrects Gamma and compresses the. If you want to overwrite the files then press the info button (a bit hidden on the base of the racket)

    The other good one is:
    http://www.amake.us/software/pngcrusher/
    But it doesnt seem to correct Gamma and doesn’t compress as much as the widget.

  4. Good Work

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