All I want to do is. . .

. . .compress images.


Description: Sometimes images are just too big!
Contributors: anschwa
Updated: 10/10/15

Use ImageMagick to healthily compress JPEG images.

Compressing JPEG

  • quality in 85
  • progressive (comprobed compression)
  • a very tiny gausssian blur to optimize the size (0.05 or 0.5 of radius) depends on the quality and size of the picture, this notably optimizes the size of the jpeg.
  • Strip any comment or exif tag
convert -strip -interlace Plane -gaussian-blur 0.05 -quality 85% source.jpg result.jpg



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