Why would you want to optimize images? Isn’t it hard? Let’s find out.
Here is a great explanation from Jeff Antwood:
This is free bandwidth, people!Jeff Atwood
Basically, optimization saves storage space on your drive and bandwidth when being uploaded/downloaded.
Convinced? Great! Here are the tools I use:
- In case of WordPress, I’d recommend plugin Smush.
- On Windows you can optimize images and other files with FileOptimizer.
Don’t worry about the optimization itself, it’s easy as clicking a button :]
Here is a great (even though a bit older) comparison of various optimizers:
Happy optimizing everyone!