What is Image Compression?
Image compression is a process of reducing image file size without losing its quality as much as possible.
There are mainly two types of compression:
Lossless compression maintains the original quality of the image while reducing its file size. This is achieved by removing unnecessary metadata from the image.
Lossy compression, on the other hand, reduces the file size by eliminating a small amount of original data, which may result in a reduction in image quality. This method is commonly used with JPEG files.
The purpose of image compression is to lessen the amount of data required to represent an image.
As a result, reducing disk space for storage and decreasing the amount of time required to transmit images over the Internet.