I’m not sure when the TinyPNG plugin for Photoshop CC 2017 came out, but I stumbled upon the other day and it is a very welcomed addition to Photoshop.

I was never a big fan of the TinyPNG plugin for WordPress for a couple of reasons:

  1. I always went over the 500 image limit every month; and
  2. It never made any sense to me why it made so many sizes of one image.

For the reasons above, I rarely used it. Although it took some work, I could usually get close to the same results with Photoshop’s “Save for Web (Legacy)” feature. Recently, I decided to give the TinyPNG plugin for WordPress another try on my website 3 lovable labs, as it is very image heavy. Unfortunately, my results were just as frustrating as before.

I was getting ready to begin a project that has the potential to have upwards of 1,000 images. The site is for a florist who is part of one of the wire services and has permission to use their images. For some reason, they don’t provide all of the different sizes of the designs through their server. Consequently, numerous images have to be exported as a pdf or screenshots taken.  With the task at hand, I decided to splurge and purchase TinyPNG’s Photoshop plugin.

All I can say is, it’s the best $50.00 I’ve spent in a long time. Images that were exported with Photoshop’s “Save for Web (Legacy)” had a file size of 287.5 mg while that same image file size exported through TinyPNG was 56.8. The best part, I only have one copy of the image.

Give it a try.

I am an awarding winning logo and website designer who when not designing logos and websites, likes to write about how the industry has changed and what it looks to become in the future. I started designing websites around 1995. For the past 8 years, all sites have been developed in WordPress. Originally, I would develop the site in HTML and then convert those files to WordPress. Today all child themes are built on the framework of Divi. Guest blogger at 3lovablelabs,  Tropic Moon Media, and Patti & Hank.

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