Casicrane Oct. 22, 2023, 5:42 p.m.

Compressing Images for Websites

Image compression allows websites to load faster by reducing the file size and dimensions of images. The key is to reduce image size without sacrificing image quality. Website loading speed is important on desktop devices and especially important for mobile devices where data may be slower.

Here we have 2 images:

Image Compression Example

The first image is not compressed with a file size of 3.4Mb. The second image is compressed and returns a file size of 424.4Kb. That's a file size reduction of about 800%. Do you notice any difference in quality?

The slower your website loads, the more you will turn away visitors and potential customers who don't want to wait. There are many tools online that you can use to compress images and test website load speeds. A more difficult solution is to dynamically compress images which requires you to have expertise in programming. Which ever solution you decide to implement will benefit you, your website speed and your visitors.

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