Image Compression

Image Compression

Image Compression

  • Used to reduce irrelevant and redundant data to transmit images more efficiently
  • Reduces the time required for images to be downloaded from web pages
  • A simple and important component of improving Sitecore performance

Radical Image Optimization Tool (RIOT)

  • A free windows-based image optimizer application
  • A side-by-side window is used to compare an original and optimized version
  • Users can visually adjust compression parameters while adjusting file size
  • Supports .jpg, .gif and .png file formats
  • Batch  mode supports processing multiple files at one time
  • RIOT can be downloaded from the RIOT Download Page

Smush.it

  • Yahoo web tool that optimizes images without changing their look or visual quality
  • A "lossless" tool that only removes unnecessary bytes from image files
  • Reports how many bytes would be saved by optimizing the specified image(s)
  • Provides a downloadable zip file with the minimized image file(s)
  • Smush.it can be accessed from Smush.it Home Page

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