ImageOptim – A great lossless image optimiser

ImageOptim is a free app that makes images take up less disk space and load faster, without sacrificing quality. It optimizes compression parameters, removes junk metadata and unnecessary colour profiles.

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An example of ImageOptim

ImageOptim is a great piece of free software (open-source, and free) to reduce the amount of space an image takes up on a hard drive, without any loss in quality.

Here are the main reasons why I would recommend this piece of software to anyone who uses a Mac:

  • Open-source
  • Gets amazing results
  • Super easy to use
  • Saves over the original image (no need to duplicate or ‘save as’)
  • Runs locally, no need for an Internet connection
  • Can be run straight from the Finder ‘Services’ menu
  • Robust. It has never crashed on me

It is not perfect:

  • Some images take a fair while to get optimised (not ages, but it is noticeable)

It can be downloaded here for free.

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