In this post, we will cover some of the best ways to compress images without losing quality, either a single image or in bulk, online, or using free Windows software. At times, you might need to compress images on Windows 11 or Windows 10 PC to make more space for new files. If so, you can follow this guide, where we have described some of the most common and easiest methods to compress images on your PC.
Best ways to compress Images on Windows 11/10
These are some of the best ways to compress images without losing quality:
- Using Paint
- Using Paint 3D
- Using Photoshop
- Using free impression software
- Using free image compression online tools
- Creating ZIP file.
Note: The main goal of the first three methods is to convert images from one format to another – mainly from PNG to JPEG or vice versa. If your image has a lot of text, it is recommended to use the PNG format. On the other hand, if you have a landscape-type image, you can choose the JPG format. However, if you do not want to change the format, you can use the last three methods.
1] Using Paint
Paint is one of the easiest to use apps that you can use to compress images on your Windows 11 or Windows 10 computer. For that, do the following:
- Open the image on Paint.
- Go to File > Save as > PNG picture/JPEG picture.
- Select a location where you want to save.
- Give your file a name and click the Save button.
However, if you save a JPEG image in JPEG format using Paint, the output will be the exact opposite.
2] Using Paint 3D
It is almost the same as the Paint method. In this case, you need to use the Paint 3D instead of Paint to convert an image from one format to another. To do that, follow these steps:
- Open the image in Paint 3D.
- Click on Menu.
- Select Save as > Image.
- Select the path where you want to save.
- Enter a name and click the Save button.
Next, you can find the image in reduced size.
3] Using Photoshop
Out of the first three methods, it is the most effective one. In some cases, it is possible to compress the image by 50% without losing quality. The option used in this app is the Save for Web, which is intended to reduce the webpage loading time by reducing the media file size.
To use Photoshop to compress images on Windows 11/10, follow these steps:
- Open the image in Photoshop.
- Press Shift+Alt+Ctrl+S.
- Choose PNG or JPEG.
- Select the compression level.
- Click the Save button.
- Choose a location, give it a name, and click the Save button.
4] Using free impression software
There are many desktop tools to compress images on Windows 11/10 PC. For example, you can use Mass Image Compressor, Imagine, Ashampoo Photo Optimizer, hJPEG, etc. You can use any of those tools to compress images and reduce the file size on your computer.
5] Using free image compression online tools
Like desktop software, you can find many online tools to compress images. There are two advantages of using an online tool over desktop software. First, you do not need to install any app on your PC. Second, you can use these online tools from any device, including your mobile. Talking about the tools, you can use TinyPNG, Compressor.io, Optimizilla, Toolur, etc. It is recommended to use more than one for various images since some tools work great with PNG format and some tools work better for JPEG images.
6] Creating ZIP file
If you have images in large quantities, you can always create a ZIP file to make some free space on your hard disk. Although it won’t be easy to access them like regular files, you can make some space for new files when you are in a hurry. Therefore, store all the images in one folder, right-click on it and select the Compress to ZIP file option in the context menu. While testing, we successfully reduced almost 15 MB from a 91.9 MB folder.
How do I compress an image without losing quality?
There are multiple ways to compress an image without losing quality. First, you can use some online tools to compress images on your computer. However, if you have Photoshop installed on your computer, you might not need any third-party app. It is possible to convert PNG to JPG without losing quality and compress them with the help of Photoshop.
Converting image files to Webp file format is also an option you can consider if you plan to use the images on your blog or website.
How do I reduce the file size of a JPEG photo?
It depends on the photo first. If an image has mostly texts, you can always convert it to PNG from JPEG to reduce the file size. However, you can also decrease the dimension of the photo to reduce the file size. Either way, you may lose a portion of the quality of your image post-reduction.
That’s all! Hope these methods helped.