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Tinify : Resize your image without reduce quality

Posted in php, Teknologi, tips and tricks by samsonasik on February 3, 2019

I tried some client library services for my project to resize images. They resized images correctly, however, they made the images quality slightly reduced. Until my client suggested me to try Tinify API service, that the API key I can just use, and it works pretty well.

The Tinify provide free 500 compresions per-month if you need to try. You can upgrade to paid account if you need more. To register, you can go to https://tinypng.com/developers and got the following page and fill your name and email and click “Get your API key”:

You can then check your email to get the link and be redirected to the dashboard page with information of your API key and how many compressions left for current month:

There are libraries for different languages, for example, if you are using PHP, you can use tinify-php that you can require via composer in your project by run:

$ composer require tinify/tinify

Once required, you can do :

include 'vendor/autoload.php';

\Tinify\setKey('YOUR_API_KEY'); // fill with your API key

$source = \Tinify\fromFile('/path/to/file.png'); // source file
$resized = $source->resize(array(
    'method' => 'scale',
    'width'  => 500,
));
$resized->toFile('target-thumbnail.png'); // target file

For complete reference, you can look at https://tinypng.com/developers/reference/php . That’s it!

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