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:

Yeah.

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Eric Dye

I am an entrepreneur and human rights advocate. I spend most of my time as writer and editor for ChurchMag and Finding Justice, but you can also find me working on Live Theme and for the International Human Rights Group. All while enjoying my family and sipping espresso in Italy.

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