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Assetizr is the easiest image resizing tool I’ve been waiting for

The image below was compressed with Assetizr and it took me a total of 2 seconds to complete.

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Image: Screenshot / KnowTechie

Here at KnowTechie, we do a lot of blogging. Seriously, like a lot. And part of that involves scouring the web for images that we can use in our posts. The only issue is when you’re running your own website, images can eat up a lot of bandwidth on your server. And the bigger, more high quality the image, the bigger the file size.

Bigger image file sizes are not good and they can really slow a website down. So, to cut down on file sizes, you’ll have to utilize a tool like Google’s Squoosh, TinyPNG, or my personal favorite, iResize. These are all great tools and I have no complaints with any of them. They all do the job they’re supposed to and they’re all pretty easy to use. The better part is that most of these are free.

However, I think I found my new go-to and this puppy is called Assetizr. I downloaded it thinking that this was just another image resize and compression tool and nothing was going to come out of it other than taking up storage on my Mac.

I was wrong.

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This tool is so simple it hurts. With a lot of these tools, there’s a lot of clicking involved. Meaning, you have to select an image, check off your image dimensions, file type, where to save the compressed photo, etc. With Assetizr, you literally upload an image, enter your dimensions, and then “show output.” That’s it.

On top of how easy it is to use, it compresses images really well. Like, insanely good. For example, the image below was originally 906KB in a PNG format. When compressed into a JPG with the same dimensions, Assetizr brought this sucker’s file size down to a whopping 100KB. That’s insane.

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Here’s the proof

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On top of compressing and resizing images like a boss, Assetizr offers some other cool features out of the box. You can rename your file sizes in a snap, it offers batch processing, it’s insanely fast, and it offers lossless optimization on your images.

Oh, and did I mention it was free?

One of my favorite things that I like about Assetizr is that it’s completely free. Well at least for now. From what I can tell from the product’s listing on ProductHunt, more features are in the works and that’s when I can imagine the apps developers dropping a fee to use it. Either way, free or not, this sucker is totally worth it.

Assetizr is currently available for Mac and PC and can be found on the company’s website. Seriously, give it a go, you won’t be disappointed. If you’re someone running a website, you absolutely need this.

What’s your favorite image resizing tool? Have you tried this yet? Let us know down below in the comments or carry the discussion over to our Twitter or Facebook.

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Kevin is KnowTechie's founder and executive editor. With over 15 years of blogging experience in the tech industry, Kevin has transformed what was once a passion project into a full-blown tech news publication. Shoot him an email at kevin@knowtechie.com or find him on Mastodon or Post.

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