Imgsquash is a free self hosted image compressor with API that you can use as a microservice. It uses Google Cloud platform to run and you can easily deploy it locally and on a VPS and then compress images like a pro. It takes JPG or PNG images up to 10MB in size and then compress them. The best part is that it works as an API as well. You can submit an image via its URL to one of the endpoints and then it will compress the images. And not only a single image but you can use it to compress multiple images in one go.
There are many online image compression tools and APIs that you can use. But if you want to host your own image compressor them imgsquash is what you need. To setup this locally or on a remote server, you need some technical knowledge. And you will also need access to GCP (Google Cloud Platform) console. After you setup this, you can start using it via its pretty interface. It supports two type of compressions; lossy and lossless. Based on your needs, you can choose the compression you need and start compressing images accordingly.
The whole process of setting up this self hosted image compressor is divided into two parts. In the first part, we will configure Google Cloud Platform to create a storage bucket. In the second part, we will configure the server and dependency installation on local machine or VPS. It requires Node.js installed on your PC or server and then you can easily proceed with the installation part. If you have tried GCP and tools in Node.js before then it will hardly take a few minutes to get up and running this image compressor.
The service is ad-free, quick, and works in the background. This application enables you to compress images of any size without restriction, and its compression quality for JPEG and WEBP images is 60%.
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