Short question

I need to optimize my JPEG pictures targeted for the web. So I'm looking for a tool that achieves maximum compression while retaining an optimum of the quality. Choosing a default quality of 80 doesn't seem optimal.

Some background

Though I've read about a lot of tools available for the purpose, I'm confused in defining what tool(s) I should choose for jpeg optimizations targeted for the web. I already found:

  • cjpeg from mozjpeg (most trendy)
  • jpegoptim (old but recommended before)
  • jpegrescan (don't know it much)
  • adept-jpg-compressor (processes different part of the images with different quality)

Which tool would you recommend (not necessarily from those I've listed) and why?

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    Sorry, but this question appears to be about software comparisons which is off-topic at software recommendations. If you rewrote your question asking for software that meets certain requirements, that then would be on-topic. – Tom Apr 11 '16 at 12:55
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    As @Tom already pointed out, please note that this site doesn't feature requests for product comparisions: SR is about suggesting specific software for specific needs you define. For details, see: Is tool x versus tool y a fair question? I've rephrased your question to prevent it from being closed, and hope I've met your intentions. Please edit it again and add missing details: What OS must the tool run on? What is your price limit? Must the tool allow for commercial use? – Izzy Apr 11 '16 at 13:56
  • Can I tag onto this that its unclear as to whether this is meant to be open source or commercial, as there are some very specialised tools that do just that. – James Wallace Jun 5 '18 at 8:49

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