In lockstep with its ongoing effort to speed up the web, Google has released a new tool for optimizing images called Squoosh.
Here’s how to get started using Squoosh:
- Visit the Squoosh website
- Drag and drop or upload an image
I tried it with an 8 MB image that was reduced by 93% in size with what seemed like no reduction in image quality.
The screen capture below taken of Squoosh in action was reduced in size by 93% from 1.32 MB to 94.4 kB.
Squooshed Image – 94.4 kB – 93% file size reduction
Not Squooshed Image – 1.32 MB
Once again, I can’t visibly detect any loss of image quality. Imagine if your whole website had images that loaded 93% faster?