A couple of days ago I read an interesting article about JPEGmini on PetaPixel. JPEGmini is a new image compression service that can magically reduce the file size of your JPEG photos by up to 5 times without any visible loss in quality. Today, before uploading a new photo to my photoblog I decided to give this new service a try.
After post-processing the image, I exported it into the highest quality JPEG format at a resolution of 1800×1200 pixels. The image that came out was about 916kb. After uploading it to JPEGmini the size of this image was reduced to only 134kb. So, it has been reduced 6.8 times. And yes, without any visible loss in quality. Amazing huh?
The file size of the final image has always been something I took notice off, because the template I use on my photoblog requires much higher resolution images than most other templates do. Normaly I would try to keep the image size under 350kb in order to keep image loading quickly. But with use of JPEGmini it seems that I’m now able to deliver higher quality images that are loaded even faster. Cool! 8)