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Image compression is the process of encoding or converting an image file in such a way that it consumes less space than the original file.
It is a type of compression technique that reduces the size of an image file without affecting or degrading its quality to a greater extent.
Image compression is typically performed through an image/data compression algorithm or codec. Typically such codecs/algorithms apply different techniques to reduce the image size, such as by:
Some of the common image compression techniques are: