How to Compress Photos and Reduce the Size of an Image with Pingo

When you take a photo either with your mobile device or a camera, or copy a photo from the Internet or some social network, you expect the photos to have a excellent quality considering what its capacity or size is. However, depending on the use you give these photos, you may be interested in taking care of their size, for example, if your purpose is to use them on the Internet, social networks or to set up a web page.

Pingo is a free and open source application that aims to improve all kinds of images which is available for Windows operating systems. It is also a command line program that allows you to compress, optimize and reduce images with or without loss of quality, with a percentage of compression in JPG format or in PNG format.

This tool has been designed so that you can obtain the optimization of different image formats using techniques lossless or lossy, thus transforming the images during the process.

After having downloaded this application from its official page, you will be able to see the file inside a ZIP, to start developing the application you must open the CMD window on your computer and then drag the pingo.exe file to the CMD window, so you will begin to compress the images as you like.

What are their characteristics?

JPG icon in Windows 10 window

Among its peculiarities you can see that it instantly compresses the images that are available in your directory, it can be similar with the formats PNG, JPEG, WebP and APNG, it is lightweight due to its powerful free format algorithms, you can also erase the metadata of the photos to improve privacy.

Choose the image quality level, flip, resize photos and reshape and enhance the color, as well as transform them, which allows you to remove transparency or place the images in egray scale.

How can you optimize photos with Pingo?

Optimizing photos with Pingo

It is necessary to have previously downloaded the application on your computer, and run it already installed. Then what you have to do to start opens the CMD window and then move the pingo.exe file to the CMD window that way you can start compressing the images to the levels you want. If you still don’t know how to open the CMD command window, this article is of interest to you.

Now press the Enter key and it will show you the levels at which you want to compress your photos. Later in the column on the left you will find the 5 to compress without losing the quality of the image and on the right three levels of lossy compression.

If you look closely, image compression In the left column, you have the option “s0” to “s4” to change the compression. Instead in the compression of images on the right, they go from “X0” to “x2”.

Put “pingo.exe” space and put a hyphen and the compression quality you want in the image or photo, then put the folder position in quotes and decide if you want to do the compression in part or individually.

If you choose to do it in part you can use this code (C: Users Neoteo Desktop pingo.exe – s1 C: Users Neoteo Desktop Neoteo). It is important to remember that lossless compression is in PNG format and lossy compression is in JPG format.

I recommend that it is essential to prevent you from making a backup of them, because the application can directly operate the original files on your computer.

Once you have the options configured, click on it Optimize button and ready. In a matter of seconds you will have your photos optimized with Pingo according to the options you have chosen.

Do not hesitate, Pingo is a great application that can be used for future projects, but it is worth mentioning that it is still in the development phase. However, it is clear that Pingo has excellent potential, so much so that it could surpass FastStone Photo Resizer.

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