Whenever you upload an image to your website, it must be resized and compressed. When you download images directly from sites like pexels or unsplash, the images are around 5000 pixels wide and at maximum quality, a huge file size.
Uploading one of these images directly to your site will slow your webpage down, which could cost you, clients.
The longer the page takes to loads, the more likely the user will click the back button.
Website speed is a search engine ranking factor; it’s essential images are resized correctly before being uploaded to your website.
1, Download An Image For Resizing
For this example, I have used an image from unsplash the image is currently 5464 x 3640 pixels in size the file size is 10.7mb, too large!
2, Follow This Link
- Click ‘Upload Image Button’
- Upload your image
- Enter ’30’ into image quality box
- Enter ‘1600’ into ‘W:’ box
- Click the ‘Compress Now’ button
- Click ‘Download’ link to download your image
- Upload image to your site
This example reduced the file size from 10.7 Mb to 37.7 kb a huge reduction (10662 kb) in file size