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3 Photo Resizing Tools

As we mentioned in our post 5 Tips For Improving Your Website's Speed, optimising image file size can have a big impact on the speed your webpages load.  

So with that in mind here are some tips for ensuring your images aren't negatively impacting the performance of your website.  If your webpage loads slowly you could be loosing customers.  Kissmetrics have noted that most customers wait 3 seconds for desktop page loads and 5 seconds for mobile.

 

Tips For Resizing Images For Webpages

  • Reduce Image File Size - For smaller images you should aim for under 30K, large or higher quality images between 70 - 100K
  • Select Optimal Image Format - The format chosen for images directly impact its file size and it's quality.  Jpeg is good for most images but be aware that it can reduce detail from the image.  PNG provides more detail but produces a large file size.  GIF is not ideal for most images but can be used for logos or images intended to show movement. 

 

3 Photo Resizing Tools

 

Jpeg Mini

Jpeg Mini is a downloadable program that puts 'your photos on a diet'.  It can reduce the size of your images up to 80% with minimal loss of quality.  

Jpeg Mini Available For Mac and Windows Here

 

FastStone

Faststone is a free image browser, convertor and editor with the key features for most users as well as more advanced features for advanced users.

FastStone Available For Windows Here

 

GIMP 

Gimp is a free open source image editor that replicates many of PhotoShop's capabilities without the price tag.

Gimp is available here for Mac and Windows