Compress PNG, JPEG, and TIFF Images in Java

In various scenarios, the images are compressed to reduce their file size. For this, different online or offline applications allow you to apply image compression. However, in certain cases, you may need to implement the image compression feature from within your web or desktop applications. For such cases, this article covers how to compress images including PNG, JPEG, and TIFF programmatically using Java.

Java Image Compression API

Aspose.Imaging for Java is a powerful API that allows you to perform various image processing operations from within the Java applications. Furthermore, it lets you compress PNG, JPEG, and TIFF images seamlessly. In order to use the API, you can either download its JAR or install it within your Maven-based applications.

<repository>
    <id>AsposeJavaAPI</id>
    <name>Aspose Java API</name>
    <url>https://repository.aspose.com/repo/</url>
</repository>
<dependency>
    <groupId>com.aspose</groupId>
    <artifactId>aspose-imaging</artifactId>
    <version>20.12</version>
    <classifier>jdk16</classifier>
</dependency>

Compress PNG Images in Java

PNG format supports a lossless compression that means compressing a PNG image will reduce its file size but not the quality. For PNG images, Aspose.Imaging for Java lets you set compression levels from 0 to 9 where 0 and 9 are minimum and maximum compression levels respectively. The following are the steps to compress a PNG image using Java.

The following code sample shows how to compress a PNG image using Java.

Compress JPEG Images using Java

For JPEG image compression, Aspose.Imaging for Java provides the following compression types.

  • Baseline
  • Progressive
  • Lossless
  • JpegLs

The following are the steps to apply one of the above-mentioned compression types to JPEG images using Java.

The following code sample shows how to compress JPEG images using Java.

Compress TIFF Images using Java

Aspose.Imaging for Java provides a variety of TIFF compression types that include LZW, Packbits, CCIT Fax 3 & 4 and etc. Therefore, you may select the compression type that best suits your requirement. The following are the steps to perform TIFF compression using Java.

The following code sample shows how to compress TIFF images using Java.

Get a Free API License

In case you want to try the API without evaluation limitations, you can get a free temporary license.

Conclusion

Image compression is often required in order to reduce the size of the images. Therefore, this article covered how to compress PNG, JPEG, and TIFF images programmatically using Java. Furthermore, you can explore more about the Java image processing API using documentation.

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