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How To Compress An Image Online

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Today’s online market is very competitive but there are also many great opportunities to make a great living online. Website and blog owners regularly add images to their sites, knowing how to compress an image online easily is a must because of the importance that Google places on user experience as a ranking factor.

You can really put your site into a tailspin in SERPS if you do not pay attention to images and how they affect the performance of your website.

I will show you in this post, how to quickly and easily compress an image online for free. I have a go to option that works very well.


Compression

just as there are many image types, like.JPEG, ..PNG and so on, there are also different types of compression that will be used for your images.

Lossy Compression- is a where the integrity of your image can change but you also can see larger reductions in file sizes when the image is optimized. .JPEG images are normally compressed using this type.

It is possible that you can see a different physical size for your image after optimization, which may lead you to use another image. Either way, you should still try to compress every image you load to your published pages or posts.

Lossless Compression– is where you maintain the integrity of the image quality wise which is nice but you may see smaller reductions in file size when optimized. Not always, I just did one today that saved me 71%. .PNG images primarily are optimized by Lossless compression.


 

How To Do It

to compress your image online you need a place that you go or software you use to make that happen.

I used TinyJpg.com a nice free tool that lets you drag and drop images into the optimizer and then you download the results to your files or your media library within your site editor

This image above is compressed using tinyjpg. It is also a screenshot of the front page of their website. So the stats indicate that I saved 63% on optimizing this image. You can simply drag and drop your image into the box above when you are on the site.

Then you select download either at the right side of the display or download all from the button below. See above image and it will make sense. You can drop in several images at once and download them all at the end.

They have a nice plugin that you can use on your site but it is for a cost so until you think you need it, stick with the free option you will be just fine

There are many image optimization tools online, you certainly do not have to use the TinyJpg if you prefer a different tool. I just showed you what I use. The tools of choice become a bit subjective, based on many factors but I encourage you to find one that works for you and

Other free tools that you can try

Image Optimizer– They have a nice free tool that can perform a variety of optimization functions. They have a donation option if you feel like throwing them a bone to keep the site free. Not required but if you use it regularly it is the courteous thing to do. Call it a professional courtesy if you will.

Kraken.io Free as well and has several options for the process. Drag and drop as well and it is quick and easy


Why Compress?

You may ask why we compress images? what’s the big deal? It is a big deal because a well-established blog or website has hundreds or even thousands of images on it. You may not be there yet but as your site matures you will be adding a wide variety of images to your site. Google Loves Images.

The other reason is that with all the pictures on your site the speed your pages load when searched or selected can slow down considerably, which leads to a less than optimal user experience. Most users wait an average of 4 seconds for a page to load before moving on.

I am the same, I do not wait, I want the information displayed quickly when I search online. I see way to many sites that are full of slow loading pages. It is annoying as a reader and as a business owner you need to be aware of that. Because it will cause you to lose sales.

So to make sure your readers have a good experience you really need to be aware of how this process plays out in regard to page loading speed on your website. I have a post I just recently posted about exactly that issue.

See my post “Why Image Optimization Is Key To Google PageSpeed Insights” I use the same image from above and explain a bit about how my page speeds work and also why it is critical to your rankings.

In that post I also mention how not optimizing or compressing can have a direct correlation to the revenue generated from your site. So really if you want to do really well online, you first have to make sure you follow the steps to make that happen, this is one of those steps.


The Routine

Once you get into the habit of compressing images, it becomes a routine. I can guarantee you that if you make it a regular habit to do them before you load them to your site, you will save quite a bit of time later on when trying to address site speed and page loading times.

I myself was a bit negligent in my routine as well and launched several articles without optimizing the images. I later had to go back and fix many images which took a great deal of time away from my research and other website activities.

Now I also know of a tool that I use that helps a great deal with this routine. “Site Content” it is a proprietary tool developed by Wealthy Affiliate that allows members to create, store, optimize and organize content prior to publishing on their sites.

The tool has many great features but one is the images. There are well over 1 Million pre-optimized images that are royalty-free images ready to use on your site. It is a really helpful tool, that I use every day. If you are interested in learning more about Site Content. See my post about it titled Website Content Management Tool.

 


Final Thoughts

OK, so this post was a simple example of how to compress an image and the reasons why it is important.

The daily routine is key, making sure you do it every time. You will have much greater success if you do and also the revenue for your site will be substantially more than if you have a slow loading website.

You can always ask me anytime about what I use for my business. I have no problem sharing, Comments are great for that if you would like to leave one that would be appreciated.

Thanks for taking the time to read this post

Take care

Todd

I have been in the online world since 2004 I have the experience to know how to help you succeed. The best decision I ever made is becoming an affiliate marketer as my business is flowing well. I can help you do the same, and get that online business going. Please see my About Todd Page for more information

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6 Responses

  1. kyoko says:

    Having a less memory on the image is so important for the site performance but I always struggle how to get it! I used to have photoshop when I was working at the art school (deep discount!) but right now it is too expensive to get the full adobe, so I am looking for the alternative. Thank you for your info. I am also using plug-in (WP smush). Just started to use it so not 100% if it works the best. Do you know anything about this plug-in?

    • Todd says:

      Kyoko,

      I have not used that plugin, I may have to check it out if you are having success with it. Normally I have found that plugins do not do a good enough job keeping stuff optimized, but that may not be the case with “smush” I will look into it. I appreciate you sharing something that works for you so my readers can learn as well. We are all on a quest for knowledge and this helps. You might try MS Paint, it is built in to every windows operating system, unless you have a mac, then I am not sure what the equivalent is. Check out the ones in my post, they both work well.
      I saved a tab on my browser with tinypng and I just drop every image into it when I down load it. Works like a charm.

      Thanks for the comment

      Take care

      Todd

  2. Christine says:

    Great post and very helpful. I will definitely be utilizing this information for my site. Thank you!

    • Todd says:

      Christine,

      Thank you, I am glad you enjoyed it. I had to go back and fix all my images after I realized all this. So saving others the trouble is the intent and to show the importance of how it matters to your business.

      Thanks for the comment

      Take Care

      Todd

  3. GiuliaB says:

    Todd, like you for a period of time I have been oblivious to the size of the many pictures I have used in my websites. And lo and behold, the big size of pictures soon enough went to affect the speed of my websites, making the downloading process for prospecting traffic a real nightmare. So, as you suggest, a few months ago I had to go back to compress each and every image for each of my websites. Most painfully boring job, but I have to say, worth the hassle, as my websites are now much faster to download, hence more visited. Like you, I recommend compressing and reducing image size on your website if you want to keep having traffic rate going up. Thank you for the very useful recommendations 🙂

    • Todd says:

      Giulia,

      I feel for you and know your pain when it comes to going back and optimizing all your images. Glad you saw an increase in speed as did I.
      The fact that images are the biggest culprit for slow page speed brings home the argument for making compressing and optimizing a habit.
      Glad you have made the changes to make your site faster.

      Thanks for the comment I am sure others will learn from your example.

      Take care

      Todd

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