20+ Tools To Optimize Images For Search Engines

Earlier we discussed about the tips to optimize images for search engines and web. By optimizing images you can simultaneously decrease the bounce rate and reduce the loading speed of your blog. Below I mentioned 20+ cool tools for optimizing your images for search engines.

Optimize Images1. Adobe Photoshop : Best tool/software for optimizing images for the web. Always use “Save for the web..” feature in PS for better optimization of images. Adobe Photoshop is a graphics editing program developed and published by Adobe Systems.

2. Online Image Optimizer : This image optimizer lets you easily optimize your gifs, animated gifs, jpgs, and pngs, so they load as fast as possible on your site. Furthermore, you can easily convert from one image type to another.

3. Smush.it : Smush.it uses optimization techniques specific to image format to remove unnecessary bytes from image files. You can also check the WordPress plugin WP Smush.it.

4. RIOT : RIOT became quite popular in its young existence. You can save and optimize JPEG, GIF and PNG with a simple, clean user interface. Works in dual view: (original – optimized image) or single view (optimized image). Automatic preview of resulting image is also possible.

5. PNGOUT : Created by game programmer Ken Silverman, PNGOUT is a popular, free, and no-frills tool for lossless optimization of your images. PNGOUT can run in the command-line or Windows Run dialog box.

6. Super GIF : SuperGIF is a free utility for Windows and Mac OS users that optimizes your GIF images. Unfortunately the free version can only compress one GIF at a time. But it has almost all the features of the commercial version.

7. PNGGauntlet: PNGGauntlet is a .NET GUI application for PNGOUT. It can be used to convert JPG, GIF, TGA, PCX, and BMP to highly optimized PNG files.

8. PNGCrushrrr (Not Working) : PNGCrushrrr is a free GPL-licensed Mac OS utility for crushing down your PNG files to very small sizes. The creator says that PNGCrushrrr is best used on PNG-24 files.

9. SuperPNG : SuperPNG is a free Photoshop plugin for saving significantly smaller PNG files compared to Photoshop’s native save feature for PNG’s. It also includes some advanced PNG-creation features such as 16-bit color support, variable compression, gamma correction, and metadata saving.

10. TweakPNG : A utility for examining and modifying PNG image files. TweakPNG is free software, distributed under the terms of the GNU General Public License (GPL).

11. Image Optim (Mac OSX) : ImageOptim optimizes images — so they take up less disk space and load faster — by finding best compression parameters and by removing unnecessary comments

12. PNGCrush : Pngcrush is an optimizer for PNG (Portable Network Graphics) files. It can be run from a commandline in an MSDOS window, or from a UNIX or LINUX commandline

13. OptiPNG : A PNG optimizer that recompresses the image files to a smaller size, without losing any information.

14. Adobe Fireworks : Create and optimize graphics and rapidly prototype websites and application interfaces with Adobe Fireworks CS4 software.

15. PNGPong (Mac) : PNGpong is a dashboard widget that strips the color “correction” information out of the file using pngcrush to fix potential gamma problems.

16. Web Resizer : Web Resizer is a free online tool helps you in optimizing pictures, images for websites and email campaigns. It allows you to crop, resize, add a border and sharpen your images easily.

17. WebGraphics Optimizer : WebGraphics Optimizer is a perfect tool for optimizing and compressing images for the web pages. The images can be reduced in size to increase the speed of your website.

18. GIFBOT : GIFBOT enables you to compress any GIF or JPEG graphic instantly. You just need to enter the URL of the graphic/image you want to compress, and get multiple options to choose from.

19. Image Optimizer : Image Optimizer is a free image optimization application that lets you resize, compress and optimize your image files. It is an easy to use tool as you can optimize image with just a click of a button.

20. AdvanceCOMP : AdvanceCOMP is a collection of recompression utilities for your .ZIP archives, .PNG snapshots, .MNG video clips and .GZ files. It’s mainly intended for recompressing your rom, snapshot and clip collection of emulated games.

21. Image Magick : ImageMagick® is a software suite to create, edit, and compose bitmap images. It can read, convert and write images in a variety of formats (about 100).

22. Littleutils : The littleutils include a duplicate file finder (repeats), image optimizers (opt-jpg opt-png opt-gif recomp-jpg), file rename tools (lowercase uppercase), archive recompressors (to-bzip to-7zip to-lzma), a tempfile utility (tempname), and more.

If you want tips regarding Image Optimization you can check it here.

Did I miss any other cool tool? Please share it in the comments! 😉

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Pradeep Kumar

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45 thoughts on “20+ Tools To Optimize Images For Search Engines”

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  2. Always use “Save for the web..” feature in PS for better optimization of images. Adobe Photoshop is a graphics editing program developed and published by Adobe Systems. thanks ı am photoshop vector graffic work

  3. Very interesting article about 20+ Tools To Optimize Images For Search Engines. I loved reading it. Are these genuine jpgs or has the artwork been edited. Thanks for blogging this useful info.

  4. Well, you can use any image editor to optimize your images. I am using Snag for taking screenshots and editing my images and according to me it the best image editor.

  5. Great list of tools! Even though most people seem to prefer Adobe Photoshop, the GNU Image manipulation program GIMP satisfies all my needs for photo editing and optimization. Not to mention, it’s free so I don’t have to fork out any cash.

  6. I’m learning photoshop right now, it can be hard to use for a image editing noob like me but its worth the time 🙂

  7. The Microsoft Image Resizer is my favorite but I did not see it on the list. It works quickly, is free, and allows you to modify multiple files at once. It’s all you need to resize images.

  8. Hey,
    A good and useful list of tools. Optimizing images is the last thing that any newbie blogger would look at. Let alone optimizing images, a lot of bloggers even do not add images to their posts. This kind of creates a monotony in their article. With this list of tools, I am sure at least some of them would get someone optimizing and using images at least
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  9. Kudos! Very nice post pradeep. I don’t use any of the above software. i usually use “Blubox” software. It is a freeware and you must give it a try. It is best way to compress the images.
    Big list of tools. You got a digg and stumble from my side 🙂
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  10. Great list. I don’t think its just for search engines – a fast loading site will improve usability. Google often chooses not penalise sites that are slow loading, but are gradually changing this.

    I use a CDN to search 90% of the images on my site. Makes a huge difference
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  11. Interesting and inspiring case study. I’m certain you will gain a lot of free promotion by being transparent and sharing your information during the process.

  12. Thanks for sharing these informations, these information will be of great use to many people including me 🙂
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  13. wow another list of a great tools for image optimisim.. and intrestingly I just opened Adobe to do same task 🙂

    p.s keep up the nice posts coming 🙂 I love your post series that not often introduced as series but they are relevant to each other

  14. Great article!

    You can also choose a more technical way to optimize images automatically for the web. Turn off the eTag function on the server your website is running on. It's an Apache module and is pretty much unnecessary these days.
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  15. I use smush.it on my site and it works great. It really does save on bandwidth when you add up all of the bytes from all of the pictures that you save.
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  16. Load time is a huge issue for me on my blog, but I didn’t want to get into anything too technical in adjusting my images. I love the idea of the smush.it pluging for word press, it sounds like it should work well and most importantly–be easy to use.
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  17. very nice and useful list bro 🙂 …

    Your blog looking nice day by day… i think u might had changed the font or font size…

    1. He is putting a lots of effort towards improving his blogs appearance every day dude since am seeing it, am telling it to you…
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  18. a nic e info to lighten up your site nd make it faster !!
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  19. Adobe Photoshop is my top pick, Smush.it also quite impressive too. What an amazing list, I’m not sure whether I’ll go over ALL of them, but definitely worth a stumble and retweet. 🙂 Good job as always, Pradeep. Just like you always said, ‘kudos!’

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    1. That’s cute yar. Thanks for sharing this article on your blog’s Facebook Fan Page.. kudos to you too! 😉
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  20. Hi, Pradeep another great post I will look into optimizing my photos thanks. Do you have any post that compare owing your website, and using a host like typepad, wordpress etc…????
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  21. I just recently realized my site was loading a lil slow..I’ll definitely have to check these out, thanks!
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    1. Nice domain 😉

      Your website lags by a lot of seconds. Reduce big images on the main page. That should do tricks for you..
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