In this post, John Espirian shows Mac users how to quickly and easily reduce the file size of their website images. This tip is especially useful if you’re running a blog.
If you run your own website and/or blog, you should optimise it so that your pages load as quickly as possible. There are lots of ways to do this, but one of the most effective methods is to reduce the file sizes of your images.
Here’s a free app for Mac users that does just that. It’s called ImageOptim: it does only one job but does it really well. Optimising your images with ImageOptim will make the file sizes smaller but will not reduce the quality of the images.
Check out my two-minute video on getting started:
Savings made when optimising images
Here’s an example of some file size savings made on some test PNGs:
It might not sound like much, but optimising the images across a whole website could have a significant positive effect on the time your pages take to load. And it could help Google and other search engines look more favourably on your content. Lean and mean is the way to go!
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