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How to Compress the Images for Faster Uploading

Using the compression method you can speed up your uploading time about 3 times faster! Let's see how

Currently, this compression method is for Windows computers only

1. Download necessary files

Please download these 2 files:
1. ImageMagick software:
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Jju-1xJREoJz3SrLUDM4NHFlj03YtC0D/view?usp=sharing 

2. "compressall.bat" file:
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1kwLSI-6IhuOx6jby37ojjGZuIZdL-D3Q/view?usp=sharing

2. Install ImageMagick Software

After you've downloaded both files to your computer, please run the ImageMagick installation file. (the first file).
During the installation process, when you get to the "Select Additional Tasks" stage, please make sure to check and uncheck the options as in the following image:

 

3. Copy the compression file

After the installation has been completed, go back to the folder where you saved the "compressall.bat" file at.
Right click on that file and copy it.
Navigate to: " C:\Program Files\ImageMagick-7.0.10-Q16-HDRI " and paste the "compressall.bat" file inside that folder.

After the installation has been completed, go back to the folder where you saved the "compressall.bat" file at." C:\Program Files\ImageMagick-7.0.10-Q16-HDRI "

4. Compress your images

Now, navigate to the folder that contains the jpg files you want to compress.

Paste a copy of the same "compressall.bat" file in that folder.

Running (double click) the "compressall.bat" file from the folder that contain the jpg images, will compress all the images in that folder.
Please note: This process will change and overwrite the original files so if you would like to save a copy of the original full size images, you should make a separate copy of that folder before you start the compression process.


After running / opening the "compressall.bat" file, a black CMD window will appear. As long as this windows is open, the compression is still in process. Please wait till the black window closes buy itself - that means the compression process ended.

After that you can remove or "cut and paste" the "compressall.bat" from that folder to a different one.

Now, the images should be about 3 times smaller in size. You can now upload the compressed images: Uploading images to the Web Platform