Reduce/Compress Image Size Without Losing Quality

Yesterday I went into my spam box folder which is always full of a lot of spam. I came across a legitimate email from Christoph Schmid telling me about a new software called FILEminimizer which can reduce the size of the image without losing quality. (Sometimes it’s bad to have spam filter set to high πŸ™‚ )

I decided to give it a try and then write whatever I felt about it. The first thing that impressed me was the graphical user interface. It’s quite simple and self explanatory. The only confusion was about Pack and Go button which is used to compress an image and then send via email. In my opinion, the button could have been named as Compress & Email which explain a lot more than Pack and Go. Otherwise everything is organized sequentially. So the GUI guides me what to do next.

FILEminimizer (FILEminimizer)

In fact there are only two major actions, Open the files that we want to manipulate and then Optimize the files. We can add multiple files to simultaneous compression. We can also drag and drop the files to the FILEminimizer window. The software is intelligent enough to sort out which are images and which are not. So when we drag a file that is not supported, it is ignored and not added to the list of added files. We can also right click a picture and select FILEminimizer 2.x to add the image to the compression list.

The search files feature is impressive enough to catch the eyes. It’s size filter, file filter and date filter are good enough to find the files from the computer.

fileminimizer search files (FILEminimizer)

My only concern about the search feature is that although it was fast and found almost all the files, it took about 5 minutes to scan my hard drive because of large size but it was taking 50% processor usage. Since I have a Core 2 Duo processor, it means that it was taking 100% of one processor unit.

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In this article, all the images given are optimized with FILEminimizer and it has compressed the images to about 70% of the original size, hence, saving about 30% of image bandwidth. Another thing I noticed is that when I insert an image optimized by another software I used before in Windows Live Writer (I use Windows Live Writer to write and publish my articles on Technize) it used to be invisible. Only the border dimensions were visible which told me that the image had been inserted. The compression would also come with the loss of quality. But with FILEminimizer, my initial experience is that it takes care of the image quality while compressing an image.

A good news is that FILEminimizer team is giving away 50 free licenses to Technize readers. The only thing you have to do is to comment about FILEminimizer below in the comments section. After we get enough participants, we’ll distribute the licenses to the lucky winners. The winners will be selected randomly from the comments. Remember, there are 50 licenses and you need to comment as soon as possible to get your free copy of FILEminimizer πŸ™‚

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72 thoughts on “Reduce/Compress Image Size Without Losing Quality

  1. Squirly

    What a fantastic little tool. I just installed the trial version on Windows 7 64 bit and it works great! There’s even a context menu item so you can launch it by just right clicking on the picture. I’d love a free license!


  2. RsaVsa

    This looks like a useful software which came after a longtime. Previously I’ve used many image resizing tools but this one looks far more better. I’d be using it from now on….

  3. Evgeny V.

    Is the purpose here to “compress – email – decompress” at the other end, or permanently compress to a smaller file size? What are the supported image formats? Also, can we change the pixel size of the image?

  4. Jesus

    Hello ! This software is an excelent aplication! Compression is almost 100% without losing cuality !

    Thank you TECHNIZE.COM !!!!!!

  5. Edwardo

    It will save my tiny HDD storage which I can’t afford to get a bigger one and thanks for this live saver application.

  6. Ibrahim

    Having an utility that would be able to compress pictures without losing their quality are the miracle in photography world. It saved more time, and precious pix load faster everytime I’m viewing them. Thank you FILEminimizer!

  7. Altin

    Wow, what a surprise Sanix, the right tool in right time for me. I was searching those days for such applications, because my best friend had problems uploading images like three or four MB to facebook πŸ™‚
    I just tried FILEminimizer and it converted a 3.5MB jpeg image into just 140kB still with a high quality. Now I’ll be happy to Now I will be happy to send a nice gift as FILEminimizer is.
    Now I’m looking for a license for it! πŸ™‚

  8. XLR8

    I would like to get a free lisence. I need it because I have to upload many photos for my family and also save hard disk space. Hope I get it! πŸ˜€

  9. Ahmad Mushtaq

    Cool!!! Now I can easily resize and upload images to my blog without having any space hurdle!! πŸ˜€

  10. Willy

    If really would like to give this a try. I still have one I would love to have a license. Thanks in Advance.

  11. nbarani

    I am tasked with taking photographs for every functions at my organisation and it uses valueable space on my PC. Love to have the license so that I can burn more picts in one CD.

  12. Abhimanyu

    its fantastic to here about… it wud save a hell lot of space for me currently used as idle if this software works… Need the licence key asap!!

  13. RJamil

    Hi. I also need this software license key for personal use. Kindly arrange to send me the free license for the same and oblige.

  14. addchan

    wow! I was just looking for something like this! I hope I could get the free license.. please??

  15. Maria Ocean

    that’s an interesting software!
    very helpful for web designers! i reducing the image size while keeping the quality can be a big headache -_-
    I’d love to try it out if it’s still possible?
    I think am too late XD
    but wth there is no harm in trying right? =P

  16. hina sait

    this is pretty cool! seeing as there are only 45 echo items, there havent been 50 yet so could i get a license too please?

  17. Amit

    50 licenses and 46 comments – so I think I can have one. Can you please send me the license?

  18. howie

    sounds interesting to Facebook users?

    50 licenses and 47 comments – so I think I can have one, or too good to be true? Can you please send me the license?

  19. ross

    I’ve got quite a few .JPG photos that are made with a lot of resolution (~10 Mega-pixels), but the quality of the photos is not excellent because camera was out of focus or blured due to camera motion.

    I’d like to reduce the size (bytes) of the JPG’s to 1 to 3 MegaPixels, while keeping as much quality (resolution)as possible. I’d like to try FILEminimizer, and give you my findings.

  20. Angie

    I am a graphic designer and this would be perfect for moving high
    res. images back and forth. I cant wait to give it a try.

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  22. Ghostbacks

    This software is really good. And lets me upload my game screenshots which have a limited file size capping !

    Thanks .

  23. Alexander

    i have three .jpg photos totalling 10.9 MB and would like to compress to less than 1MB to send via email. after searching for ultimate ways, i see this as a priority. can’t wait to try it.

  24. Amit

    I’m a blogger who runs a site having page views in the six figures. Now even if I save 30% of the image bandwidth it’d be a BIG saving for me specially when I’m paying exhorbitant rates for excess bandwidth usage beyond a certain threshold!


  25. Carole

    I would like to try this as I have lots of photos I would like to reduce without compromising on the quality. Thanks!

  26. Edmar Cruz

    I want to try it out especially on websites. I want to minimize the image for the faster loadings of my created websites. I hope i can get free license. Hehe. Thanks a lot.

  27. Lynn McAuliffe

    I am very interested in testing this software. As you can see on my web site, I have numerous images i need the files as small as possible yet much better quality than I have now. Thanks for the insite.

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