Use ‘jpegoptim’ to optimize/re-compress your jpg images

I use optipng and jpegoptim to help me compress/optimize my jpg/png images.

For png images re-compression, please refer to:

jpegoptim supports many platform, incluing Solaris, Mac OS X and Windows, of course FreeBSD and Linux, here is its git repository on GitHub:

How to install?


For Debian/Ubuntu based GNU/Linux:

For CentOS/RHEL/Fedora based GNU/Linux

(on CentOS/RHEL, please enable EPEL repo first)

How to use?

By default, jpegoptim uses ‘lossless‘ mode to re-compress the jpeg images, which means the optimized images will have the same quality just like it was, to make the images smaller, you can use -m<quality>, --max=<quality> to enable lossy optimize by setting its quality, the valid range is 0 – 100, for example, set quality = 90:

Note that the files that already have lower quality setting will be compressed using the lossless optimization method.

You can also use find to help you compress all the jpeg images:

Using this picture on Wikipedia as an exmaple:


Before the compression, 36239 bytes (about 36 KB):

After the compression, 10145 bytes (about 10 KB):


Can you recognize which one has better/lower quality? :D