Making images smaller

Earlier one of my many contacts mentioned that he is developing a website on the excellent Wealthy Affiliate platform. This contact has an image that he wants to include on his website however it is too big. He wanted an easy fast way to make it smaller.

Making images smaller

I was going to write a complicated article explaining how I make images smaller. However I started this process, and thought, hey I better do some research to see if there is a better way to do it today. Boy, I am glad I made that decision.

I am a proud premium member of Wealthy Affiliate. Lately they have added a number of additional functionally for premium members of Wealthy Affiliate, which I used in this task.

Research stage

I thought that this was an opportunity to use the new Jaaxy Lite functionally within my Wealthy Affiliate account. Jaaxy Lite is the keyword and research platform available within Wealthy Affiliate. Using Jaay Lite within my Wealthy Affiliate account, I used “make images smaller” as the keyword to search. It generated a list which I reviewed. I saw “online image resizer” and thought “that sounds promising and that sounds interesting”.

I opened up a private browser session and went to google. I used “online image resizer” as the search term.
One of the top entries from my google search was for imageresize.org (NB: I have no association with this organization).
I just thought that it sounded like what I was searching for.

OK, then I needed an image to play with. I thought that this was an opportunity to use one of the over 1,000,000 images available to premium Wealthy Affiliate members. I went back to my Wealthy Affiliate account, selected Site Content, Selected Create New, Selected Start a Blank Document, then underneath Title goes here, there are a few icons. I selected the Image icon, and then enter “lake” in the search images bar, and selected my Lake image.
This is below.

Now to resize this

I then went to imageresize.org (NB: I have no association with this organization). I uploaded the image above to it.

I decided to do two things.
1) Reduce the size of the image by 25%. They also have other options available.
2) Use the jpeg image type. They also have other options available.
Using functionally within imageresize.org (I ignored their online ads) I achieved these two objectives.

The “new” image is below:

Overview

  • Original File name: lake.png
  • Original File type: image/png
  • Original File size: 237 KB
  • Original Dimensions: 751 × 431
  • Resized File name: lake.jpeg
  • Resized File type: image/jpeg
  • Resized File size: 19 KB
  • Resized Dimensions: 563 × 323

So, you can clearly see I achieved my two objectives. 🙂
1) Reduce the size of the image by 25%. The width decreased from 751 px to 563 px. The height decreased from 431 px to 323 px.
2) Use the jpeg image type. The file type is jpeg.

A really important performance benefit of this

You will also see that the file size decreased from 237 KB to 19 KB. The new size is just over 8% of the file size of the original file. So loading this image is going to be way faster. Happy Days.

If you like this, then check out my RELATED: Making images smaller article.

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2 Comments

  1. stefano craba

    Hi David, thanks for your detailed review,
    I do use a lot of images in my websites, so I was wondering if imageresize org is only for resizing or if there are other option for image optimization; also is there a limit on the images you can run trough them or you can use it at will?
    keep us informed please with the best tools around to help us building functional websites; take care ciao.

    Reply
    1. David (Post author)

      Hi Stefano,

      Hey, I only found them yesterday and wrote that article last night. 🙂

      I am assuming you can use them at will as they do not ask for any personal information when doing the resizing. Currently their site has ads on it, so I am assuming that is how they fund the site currently. As I said in the article, I have no association with imageresize.org, so I do not know what their plans are for the future.

      I would suggest that you resize your images, and change them where it makes sense to the jpeg image type.

      And if your website is using the popular Word Press platform that you use a plugin for image optimization. I currently use the Word Press “EWWW Optimizer” plugin.

      Kind Regards,

      David

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