An image compressor is a software tool that has the ability to compress files, specifically image files. Anyone who has ever scanned a paper or document has dealt with image files. A scanner merely captures an image of the original document and then produces an electronic copy. Scanning allows files to be shared from computer to computer, but even this simple capability becomes compromised as the file size grows. If you do not use an image compressor your files will be harder to send and manage.
Benefits of Using an Image Compressor
The image file that scanned documents are formatted in is TIFF. In addition to TIFF, PDF and JPEG are also image files. All three are commonly used file formats, and with the ever increasing need to send more and more information, image files continue to grow in size. The larger a file is, the slower and bulkier it becomes. They take longer to transfer and take up more space in storage as well. By using an image compressor you can reduce file size as well as lower waiting times and cost. An image compressor will compress the file so that it is smaller and easier to work with, but without cutting content.
Selecting an Image Compressor
There are many different image compressors available in the market. To make your files truly efficient you need to buy one that can achieve the best compression rates but without compromising quality. Some image compressors do not achieve optimal or maximum compression, while others attempt to do so and end up debilitating the file. CVISION Technologies offers an image compressor that can achieve compression rates of 100x with color documents and 10x with black and white documents. You can use their products free of charge in a 30 day trial.