Smart PNG and JPEG compression – Optimize your images with a perfect balance in quality and file size.
TinyPNG uses smart lossy compression techniques to reduce the file size of your PNG files. By selectively decreasing the number of colors in the image, fewer bytes are required to store the data. The effect is nearly invisible but it makes a very large difference in file size!
Why should I use TinyPNG?
PNG is useful because it’s the only widely supported format that can store partially transparent images. The format uses compression, but the files can still be large. Use TinyPNG to shrink images for your apps and sites. It will use less bandwidth and load faster.
How does it work?
Excellent question! When you upload a PNG (Portable Network Graphics) file, similar colors in your image are combined. This technique is called “quantization”. By reducing the number of colors, 24-bit PNG files can be converted to much smaller 8-bit indexed color images. All unnecessary metadata is stripped too. The result: better PNG files with 100% support for transparency. Have your cake and eat it too!
Is it supported everywhere?
Excellent question! The files produced by TinyPNG are displayed perfectly on all modern browsers including mobile devices. Still need to support Internet Explorer 6? It normally ignores PNG transparency and displays a solid background color. With TinyPNG the background becomes transparent again. Binary transparency without any workarounds!
Can I use animated PNG?
Excellent question! Chances are animated PNG (APNG) will get very popular soon. For several years Firefox and Safari have supported APNG. And in July 2016 Google decided to start developing APNG support for Chrome. Right now Microsoft Edge, Chrome and Opera will just show the first frame of your animation which you can also hide from supported browsers.
What about Photoshop?
Excellent question! Only Photoshop CC 2015 can save images as indexed PNG files with alpha transparency. With other versions it is impossible and Photoshop CS5 cannot even display them properly. You can use Save for Web to export your images as 24-bit transparent PNG files and upload them to TinyPNG. We’ll convert them to tiny indexed PNG files. You can also install the TinyPNG Photoshop plugin. It allows you to scale, preview and save compressed PNG and JPEG images straight from Photoshop.
Compressing images just got a whole lot easier
Save your compressed JPEG and PNG images directly from Photoshop. Install the plugin and you will be ready to go. A new menu option will appear in Photoshop from where you can resize, preview, select a folder and save your images.
Preview and save directly
No need for additional steps in your workflow. Directly save your images with exceptional JPEG and PNG compression.
Image scaling and partial selection
Scale your images to save them in different sizes. Use the marquee tool and create selections to export part of the image.
Automatic JPEG and PNG quality
You no longer need to worry about optimum file sizes. The plugin analyses your image and sets the quality intelligently.
Worry-free color management
Images are converted to sRGB for maximum compatibility. Whether you use color profiles or not – it just works.