How-To Shrink PNG Files While Retaining Transparency

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How would like to shrink your PNG files while preserving full alpha transparency?

Tiny PNG

Tiny PNG is is a free online tool that will help you shrink your PNG file size. Better yet, it’s advanced lossy compression will preserve full alpha transparency.

With a max file size of 2MB and up to 20 images at once, shrinking your PNG’s via Tiny PNG is a breeze!

According to the Tiny PNG website, here’s how it works:

When you upload a PNG (Portable Network Graphics) file, similar colours in your image are combined. This technique is called “quantisation”. Because the number of colours is reduced, 24-bit PNG files can be converted to much smaller 8-bit indexed colour images. All unnecessary metadata is stripped too. The result: tiny 8-bit PNG files with 100% support for transparency. Have your cake and eat it too!

Slick! And you can’t see the difference:


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Eric Dye

I am a blogger, business owner and lover of coffee. I spend most of my time as Programs Director for Open Church, but you'll also find me as a writer and editor for ChurchMag, as well as working on Live Theme and ChurchMag Press. All while enjoying my family and sipping espresso in Italy.

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