RIOT is a free Windows image optimization tool

runs on Windows
screenshot of RIOT

Whether you upload a few images or a lot, you probably need to fiddle with them before you put them out there for the world to see. If you're doing some complicated stuff, you may need to get out the big guns and fire up Photoshop, but if you're only applying a tweak here and a nudge there, that may be overkill. That's when it's handy to have a tool like RIOT.

RIOT (Radical Image Optimization Tool) is an image optimizer that lets you adjust your pictures and see the results in real time. Built with a two-paned before- and after window, you can easily compare your original image with the newly optimized picture. That way you can choose the adjustments that do the most for you in terms of shrinking the file size without making your picture look just nasty. Mess around with brightness, contrast, color depth, and more. It supports oodles of popular (and even some not-so-popular) image formats, and gives your choice of industry-standard, GIF, JPG, and PNG files as your output.

You can download your copy of RIOT for free. It's a Windows app and should be right at home on systems running Windows 2000 or later.

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