What is File Compression?
File compression is the process by which you can reduce file size without losing information from your original document. File compression is useful because it allows you to store and share greater amounts of information than you would be able to otherwise. With the help of file compression software, you can achieve compression rates as high as 100x for certain types of files.
Pros and Cons of Free Online File Compressor
You can find file compression software for free online, such as CVISION's free online file compression tool. For many users, this is a very convenient option, especially if you only need it for one-time use. However, the major shortcoming of free compression software is a significant loss in image quality. You also cannot achieve the same rates of compression that you would with a professional solution. For this reason, offices and other regular users prefer to go with a more advanced compression tool.
Alternatives to Free Online File Compressor
If a free online compression tool is not enough for you, look into other options. For example, CVISION offers a free trial of its industrial level PDF compression solution, called PdfCompressor. In addition to compressing files, PdfCompressor can convert other formats into PDF, which is the ideal format for image compression. You can download the free trial version to experience the benefits of PdfCompressor for yourself.