If you are not a stranger to using the internet you know how a website which takes forever to load is annoying. Given that there so many sites online those which are not fast are left in preference to the first ones. However this is not the best news the owners of websites need to get because they depend on traffic to pass the message across. To note is that the images you have uploaded on your site will also influence the speed. If you have added very large images on the website you should expect slow speed in loading and that is why it is very crucial for you to compress any pictures or photo before you add it on your site. Good images are very critical in pushing traffic to your site but this does not mean that you only have to manipulate the image to diminish the quality.
A misconception a lot of people hold is that image compression is all about reducing the size of it. You should not expect the image dimensions to change. The only thing you will be doing is removing the data that the image comes with. In addition the true resolution will be reduced and the overall effects you’ll have is a smaller size of the file. Your website performance will be very fast if the files are small size. You should not just stop at that because you need to know how to achieve the perfect file size as well as quality. In order to do a good job you should know the formats of images you are working with. in addition you should keep the pixel size minimum. Actually some browsers will downsize these images without even getting your permission. You can as well as using compression software or Photoshop.
You may not think that the manner you have your images saved matters but it plays a major role when you are learning how to compress them. With Photoshop, there is the option of saving the image for the web which automatically decreases the file size without changing the quality. In order to see how it will look like on your site, check it in the Photoshop form. With compression software, you will not even have to do much work because it does everything. There are so many of this software out there and you only have to find what works for you. Some are limited to online use but you cannot miss several you can install on your phone or computer if you do not want to keep going online to use them. The key to learning how to do this well is through experimenting.