Is it important to resize and optimize your images on your website? YES!!! In this post we walk you through the resizing and optimization process. This will keep your images looking amazing and loading fast!
Why is resizing and optimizing your images so important?
Below are a few reasons.
- Improve your website’s SEO.
- Increase the load speed of your website.
- Helps your website meet Google's PageSpeed Insights best practices.
- Helps your website's images look uniform and professional.
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Resizing your images.
There are a lot of great resizing tools available, either as an app or a web based tool. Resizepiconline.com is a great free tool that will make resizing your images a breeze. Most of the time your images won’t need to be larger that 800px. This is a good happy medium for quality and efficacy. It’s a simple and quick process as I have described below.
- Upload your images to Resizepiconline.com.
- Select your desired image size.
- Download your resized images.
Optimizing your images.
This is another very important step in order to keep your website running as fast as possible. Compressor.io is a great FREE tool that optimizes images. You just upload your image to Compressor.io and then download the optimized version.
- Just upload your image to Compressor.io and download the optimized version.
Below are two great premium tools. They both remove some steps by doing the resizing and optimizing at once. They both have a FREE option, but if you are optimizing larger or a lot of images. You will need to upgrade. Check the screenshots below. I have marked them where you need to set the size and quality options.
P.S. If you are one of our clients, and we built your website. You don’t need to worry about image optimization. We build this into all our websites. When you upload images, it is all taken care of.