what is the Importance of Image Optimization? Sometimes words are not enough to explain something. thereby images illustration make the meaning understood. We require images for our blog. Using images on our blog make our blog beautiful.
A picture on our blog always grabs the attention of Visitors. Suppose if there are two websites they have posted the same article about image Optimization.
One is with images and second is without images. So which one would you prefer to visit?
I don’t know about you. but I probably would go with the first one. Because I like the article with pictures.
Why Image Optimization is important?
There are two reasons that you should optimize your images for your WordPress Website. image Optimization really good for your visitors. Your visitor does not want to wait for loading your website.
Visitors do prefer fast website. If you upload images without optimization that may slow down your website. You should optimize your images to make sure the images size is as small as possible.
And also image optimization is good for search engine because Search engine really likes to serve websites that are fast.
Will You Lose the Quality of images after optimizing?
You may be thinking, will I lose the quality of images that I optimize? The answer is NO.
If you optimize images for your website that only for you want to reduce the size, not quality.
What are the ways to optimize Images for WordPress Website?
There are many ways which you can use to optimize your images, optimizing your images needs bit effort from you. If you want to optimize images by yourself. but there are many easy ways to optimize images.
if you optimize images manual you will be needing a third-party software also I will also show you how to use word press plugins to optimize your image automatically, which is one of best and easiest way to do that.
WordPress plugin for optimizing images.
1. wp-smush it
Wp-smush it one of best and popular word press plugin to use for optimizing your blog images. wp-smush it optimizes and compresses all of your images.
No configuration is required. What you just need to do is just install and activate wp-smush it Plugin. it will automatically optimize the images that you upload.
Wp smush it is not only WordPress image optimization plugin there are many other plugins which can be used for that job.
- EWWW Image Optimizer
- Compress JPEG & PNG images
- Shortpixel images Optimizer
- SEO Image Optimizer
Online images optimization tools
If you want to optimize your image yourself then you can use some of the online tools to optimize your blog images.
After some search, I found the website that’s really simple to use and optimize your images.
They provide free online image optimization service. I have used and still using image optimizer for my blog images. The layout of image optimizer is so simple.
You just need to upload your image and select quality and then max width, max height. After that just click on Optimize Now and then you are good to download your image.
Gimp is open source images editor software. It is free software you can download it now. There is a lot of advanced features using Gimp.
Some People on the internet will really recommend you to use Gimp for optimizing pictures. If you are familiar with Gimp then you should go with Gimp.
Some Newbie may face Problem using Gimp if you do not have a problem using Gimp then go ahead give it try.
4. Adobe Photoshop
Who doesn’t know about Adobe Photoshop? I have found many tutorials on internet people really recommending Photoshop for optimizing the image.
But you should keep in mind that Photoshop isn’t free at all. You need to buy Photoshop. If you cannot, they really provide a trial version.
You can download the trial version. But it is an advanced level program. If you don’t have any problem playing with Photoshop so you cannot find any better option than that.
I know there are many ways to optimize images for the blog. I haven’t mentioned all of them. In fact, I cannot do it. these are a few ways I mentioned which are most liked.
Nowadays you can not find a better way to optimize your images than using WordPress Plugins. I will recommend you to use WordPress Plugins for images optimization that will save your time and energy. you only need to install and activate Any of plugins which you liked it will do its job.
These plugins come both free and paid one. you can use both of them but with free one you can only optimize limited images and with the paid one you can optimize unlimited images so paid one will be so great to install.
So what source do you use to optimize your images? Go ahead name your favorite one.