• # 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

    This is what I did:

    1. Uploaded the image to and then downloaded it.

    2. I took the optimized image and uploaded it to 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.

    # 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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