With its focus set on decreasing loading time for online services, Google has found a way to effectively shrink JPEG image files to 65% of their original size. The company’s first file reduction program, WebP, was released in 2014, but was quickly withdrawn due to the mere tenth by which it reduced size. Guetzli, the latest image reduction creation, is far superior to its predecessor.
Google’s new tool has many things in common with its gzip and PNG file reduction tool, a digital device that allows users to shrink the image files without the hassle of converting them. However, the company’s old program needed changes in user interface and digital processes to have a significant impact on loading time.
Guetzli functions by reaching the point at which the JPEG compresses and lowers the image’s aesthetic quality in order to shrink the file. The tool calculates the expected colouration of the altered image, which stretches out its run time to longer than users are accustomed to. Despite this, the program’s ratings are still high.
If you have the patience to wait for Guetzli to work its magic, it could be just the tool you need to downsize images and speed up your device’s loading time.