Compress images in React: React Image File Resize

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Okay for this one I highly recommend, the speeds is just amazing. I loved it. I am gonna do a comparison real quick, between browser-image-compression and react-image-file-resizer.

browser-image-compressionreact-image-file-resizer
Really fastCompressed the same took a while
Quality option on the configOnly offers size limit
Return base64 or BlobReturns Blob only do the conversion yourself
No need to handle PromiseMust handle Promise
Specify compress format (png, webp, jpeg)The compress format provided is the one returned

Below is an image I was able to compress with the following config

width -> 480px
height -> 480px
file format -> Set to JPEG
quality -> 50
rotation -> 0

Actual size: 1.6mb

(Click here) Click on the link its a huge image and I just want the load time for this blog to be faster.

Compressed size: 16.3kb

Let's jump into how you can plug it into your React app

React Image File Resizer

  1. Install the package

    yarn add react-image-file-resizer
    
  2. Create your react component

    import React from "react";
    
    // ...
    
    class App extends React {
      // ...
      render() {
        return (
          <div className="App">
            // ...
            <h3>React Image File Resizer</h3>
            <br />
            <input
              type="file"
              id="file"
              accept="image/*"
              onChange={this.onFileResize}
            />
          </div>
        );
      }
    }
    
  3. Start compressing

    ...
    import Compress from "react-image-file-resizer";
    
    ...
    onFileResize = e => {
        const file = e.target.files[0];
    
    Resizer.imageFileResizer(
      file, // the file from input
      480, // width
      480, // height
      "JPEG", // compress format WEBP, JPEG, PNG
      70, // quality
      0, // rotation
      (uri) => {
        console.log(uri);
        // You upload logic goes here
      },
      "base64" // blob or base64 default base64
    );
    }
    

Again I highly recommend this library especially because it supports compressing to WEBP(file of this format are really fast).

Note: Set quality to 100 if you want to compress to PNG/WEBP(Lossless) else set the compressed format to JPEG(Lossy)

Next

We will cover understanding Lossy and Lossless compression.

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