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How To Optimize Images For Blogs

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It cannot be denied that one of the things that attracts the attention of blog visitors is the image and this makes the position of the image an important part of a post.

Pictures play a role in providing a visual illustration of the content of a post. But images can also be one reason why visitors leave our blog. This can happen if we use lots of large images. This will have an impact on loading old blog pages.

How To Optimize Images For Blogs



Especially if you add a slow internet connection to open a blog that has lots of images and is not optimized, it will definitely take a long time to load. Even if it's using a 4G connection, the blog will still feel like it's taking a long time to load.

Ideally, when the blog is loaded and every time a visitor scrolls, all the images are available without taking a lot of time to load. This is good for the user experience. To overcome this, it can be done by optimising each image that will be used.

How To Optimize Images For Blogs

There are several ways you can optimize the images that we will upload into blog posts, namely:


1. Cropping

Cropping / trimming means that we will remove parts of an image that are deemed unnecessary. Some of the images we take on the internet sometimes have a large area outside the main object. By cropping, the image size will be maximized, the file size will also be reduced.


2. Resizing

Resizing here we will change the size of the image such as the previous large image to be smaller. For example, an image taken from a digital camera with high quality will result in an image with dimensions of 2222px * 1024px resized to be smaller to 1024px * 768px. For blogs it can be even smaller unless the image is an infographic.


3. Change Format

Next, change the format or file type of the image. In image processing tools such as Adobe Photoshop, it provides a save as for website option that allows us to save images with a smaller file size and are optimized for blogs. Each image extension available produces a different file size. For example, an image saved with the JPEG extension will have a larger size than the image saved with the PNG extension. Even though in plain view the quality is the same. Based on this, we need to change one format to another to get the right image before uploading it to our blog. In addition, sometimes the pictures we take on the internet have the extension jpg even though the image has a small number of colors, black, gray and white, for example. The image can be formatted to png to make it smaller. 

4. Compress Image

The last one is to compress the image. There are two ways we can compress images, namely by using a graphic editor tool such as Adobe Photoshop and the like or using an online image compression service. Compressing images is best done because it can reduce the image file size by up to 80%. Here I suggest my friends to use an online image compressing service such as tinypng.com because it is very practical.

Hopefully this article is useful.

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