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Trimage vs Smush.it: Test Result

Trimage Image Compressor vs Yahoo Smush.itYahoo! Smush.it is a famous tool for web designers. It’s often considered as the best image optimization tool, but it has some limitations. One of the promising open source alternative is Trimage Image Compressor.

The Test Using 20 Random Picked Files

For this test, I randomly picked 20 files from public domain image sites. They consist of:

  • 16 JPEG files, 2 PNG files, 2 GIF files
  • Various of file sizes, the smallest is 8,642 bytes and the largest is 3,613,425 bytes
  • Various of image dimensions, from 128 x 128 pixels to 2000 x 2568 pixels

Here is information of the files:

No. File Name Type Dimension Size
1 1500×1500-abstract-free jpg 1500 x 1500 1,562,286
2 AfSamtidensKunstRChristiansen png 2553 x 1726 3,613,425
3 aircraft-maintenance-vintage-photo jpg 2100 x 1682 150,249
4 candle-in-dark jpg 2048 x 1536 711,154
5 Computer-art-rendered-image jpg 1600 x 1200 100,902
6 cute-boy-face-with-butterfly jpg 2400 x 1800 247,075
7 fire-at-solstice jpg 1024 x 768 137,361
8 helicopter-spraying-on-sky jpg 1512 x 990 58,890
9 In_the_Conservatory-x0-y0 jpg 1024 x 1024 276,054
10 jagged-leaves jpg 797 x 600 79,833
11 Jerusalem-Religions jpg 1600 x 1200 414,240
12 kitten jpg 1703 x 1148 278,395
13 lonely+tree jpg 1024 x 682 165,658
14 pennies jpg 1024 x 768 86,947
15 rusty-lamp-fire-in-dark jpg 1280 x 960 169,768
16 Sausages-rolls-chimichurri-sauces jpg 1280 x 960 190,509
17 Sperry_Cline gif 503 x 620 85,297
18 Stock-brush-2 png 128 x 128 8,642
19 sunset_1_bg_111602 jpg 1024 x 768 97,611
20 THOMSON’S_crown_corset_1882 gif 2000 x 2568 752,318

 

File Sizes After the Test

Below is the images’ file sizes after the test, red means the file size isn’t changed before and after the test:

No. Winner Trimage Smush.it
1 Smush.it 1,463,391 1,417646
2 Smush.it fail to compress 3,187,836 3,613,425
3 Trimage 137,451 140,765
4 Smush.it 679,481 659,734
5 Trimage 92,579 96,657
6 Trimage 225,443 231,484
7 Smush.it 134,774 130,754
8 Trimage 49,208 51,585
9 Smush.it 275,969 263,408
10 Smush.it 78,470 76,822
11 Trimage 388,394 414,240
12 Smush.it 242,890 240,006
13 Smush.it 164,765 155,953
14 Smush.it 85,479 84,823
15 Smush.it 160,969 159,744
16 Smush.it 180,614 180,049
17 Trimage fail to compress 85,297 78,973
18 Trimage 5,076 5,170
19 Smush.it 97,611 96,609
20 Trimage fail to compress 752,318 742,575

Total result sizes for Trimage is 8,488,015 bytes.
Total result sizes for Smush.it is 8,840,422 bytes.

Some interesting things you may want to know:

  • Smush.it generated an error when trying to compress image no. 2.
  • Smush.it was able to process but give 0 saving on image no. 11.
  • Trimage was unable to process GIF format on image no. 17.
  • Trimage was able to process but give 0 saving on image no. 19.
  • Trimage was unable to process GIF format on image no. 20.

Conclusions from The Test

  • Smush.it won most the times (11 for Smush.it and 6 for Trimage)
  • Smush.it can compress GIF files while Trimage can’t
  • Trimage can compress large files, Smush.it only can process up to 1+ MB file sizes.

Although the total result sizes for Trimage is 8,488,015 is smaller compare to Smush.it 8,840,422 but if we exclude the large file (that can’t compressed by Smush.it), Trimage will lose (Trimage 5,300,179 vs Smush.it 5,226,997).

For getting smaller result Yahoo! Smush.it is the winner, but if it fails to compress or give 0 saving you may try to use Trimage Image Compressor.

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