My Samsung phone by default generates pretty high resolution pictures. Even with the most basic setting, captured images turn out to be ~3MB! I’m not a huge photo buff and don’t necessarily need such high clarity pictures which consume a lot of space. I recently came across two amazing utilities that help optimize images in Linux: jpegoptim and optipng
Install them via terminal:
sudo apt-get install jpegoptim sudo apt-get install optipng
And optimize away!
jpegoptim --size=1024k <file-name>.jpg
Be sure note to go minimalist ( ~ 125k – Like I did in a few of my recent posts), since that doesn’t quite do a lossless compression.
The utility can also be used to bulk optimize images which can be super useful!