pngcrush Alternatives

    pngcrush is described as 'Pngcrush is an optimizer for PNG (Portable Network Graphics) files. It can be run from a commandline in an MSDOS window, or from a UNIX or LINUX commandline' and is an app in the OS & Utilities category. There are more than 25 alternatives to pngcrush for a variety of platforms, including Mac, Windows, Linux, Online / Web-based and SaaS. The best alternative is ImageOptim. It's not free, so if you're looking for a free alternative, you could try TinyPNG or PNGGauntlet. Other great apps like pngcrush are pngquant (Free, Open Source), Pingo Web Image Optimizer (Free), OptiPNG (Free, Open Source) and PngOptimizer (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Dec 8, 2020

    1. ImageOptim is excellent for publishing images on the web (easily shrinks images “Saved for Web” in Photoshop). It's useful for making Mac and iPhone/iPad applications smaller (if you configure Xcode to allow better optimization).
      • FreemiumProprietary
      • Online
      • Adobe Photoshop
      • Wordpress
      TinyPNG uses smart lossy compression techniques to reduce the file size of your PNG files. By selectively decreasing the number of colours 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!


    2. -Combines PNGOUT, OptiPNG, and DeflOpt to create the smallest PNGs -No image quality is lost — only file size -Converts JPG, GIF, TIFF, and BMP files to PNG -Ultra-configurable
    3. pngquant is a command-line utility and a library for lossy compression of PNG images.
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    4. Experimental, fast Web PNG/JPG optimizer which offer lossless, visually lossless or lossy compression. it performs image reductions over iterations thanks to recursive multi-processing and multithreading systems.
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    5. OptiPNG is a command-line PNG optimizer that recompresses image files to a smaller size, without losing any information. This program also converts external formats (BMP, GIF, PNM and TIFF) to optimized PNG, and performs PNG integrity checks and corrections.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • PortableApps.com
      PngOptimizer compresses graphics files and removes extra, unnecessary data without affecting quality. It will update PNG files or converting BMP, GIF or TGA files to the PNG format using simple drag-and-drop.
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    6. Optimage is an advanced image optimization tool to compress images without losing quality at highest compression density. It supports all popular image formats including JPEG, PNG, GIF and PDF.
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    7. iLoveIMG is an online service to work with images completely free and easy to use. Compress images, resize, crop, convert and much more!.
    8. Optimize pictures without quality lossless. With Black Bird Image Optimize - you can reduce the size of your photos several times without quality loss!.
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