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  • # October 12, 2012 at 12:22 pm

    Oops, do you guys know what size I should crop the images to, say 1024 x 768px?

    # October 12, 2012 at 1:08 pm

    @watson90 You don’t have to crop them, you can compress the file size (not resolution).

    I was able to get one of your images that was over 1MB down to under 150Kb

    http://dl.dropbox.com/u/26380646/Optimized-queen-peekabo.jpg

    This is what I did:

    1. Uploaded the image to http://www.imageoptimizer.net/Pages/Home.aspx and then downloaded it.

    2. I took the optimized image and uploaded it to http://smushit.com which compressed the file slightly more.

    3. You’re done. Just upload the new images to your server. Remember to rename them what they originally were.

    # October 12, 2012 at 1:34 pm

    Thanks man! I’ll get that done asap :)

    A noob error by myself: first website actually online.

    # October 12, 2012 at 2:10 pm

    @watson90 Congratulations. Glad I could help.

    # October 12, 2012 at 2:52 pm

    @watson90 Hey, I went ahead and compressed them for you. You can download the zip file that has the original images and the optimized versions.

    https://dl.dropbox.com/u/26380646/Images.zip

    # October 12, 2012 at 5:59 pm

    You sir, are a good man!

    Thanks very much :)

    # October 12, 2012 at 6:12 pm

    @Watson90 No problem. Just let us know when you get those images uploaded so we can test the difference. Oh and I renamed the files for you so all you have to do is drag and drop all of them in Filezilla (choose the overwrite option).

    # October 13, 2012 at 7:55 am

    Hey @ChristopherBurton, I have uploaded the Optimized images now to the server and got rid of the HUGE ones!

    # October 13, 2012 at 9:57 am

    @Watson90 That’s a significant difference in loading time.

    # October 13, 2012 at 11:48 am

    I ran the test and seen it as 15s, is that still pretty bad? Because its a photography website it might get huge. Is it down to the host for speed also?

    # October 13, 2012 at 2:19 pm

    @Watson90 Mine was at 4s. I think it depends on your connection.

    I would use a CDN service like Cloudflare (which I use) or W3 Total Cache

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