Hi All,

I design my featured images using Canva. When I download it out, it is about 800kb and has a pixel size of 1350 x 650. The file format is png.

I will then proceed to resize it to 800 x 385, where I use a software Caesium, the size becomes 49kb. The problem is, the whole featured image (the wordings and the image) quality becomes blurry. And this happens be it png or jpg format.

Can anyone guide me on this, please? What am I doing wrong?

Thank you for your help.

Regards,
Richard

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AbieAJ Premium Plus
Hi, Kraken Image Optimizer is installed by default, and does that for you.
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AbieAJ Premium Plus
You may want consider changing to Kraken.
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OCH3943 Premium
Hi Abie, I was led to believe that even though we have the image optimizer, we should still optimise it by ourselves before uploading it to our website.
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JeffreyBrown Premium
I've saved as a png too!

Jeff
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OCH3943 Premium
I did too, but it doesn't work. I eventually redo my canva template with the actual pixel size that I want for my featured image. And then I compress it using caesium tool.
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JeffreyBrown Premium
Ah, I see! I hope that is working for you, Richard!

Jeff
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Rhonda40 Premium Plus
Free Pixillion Image Converter supports more than twenty kinds of image file formats. Free for non-commercial use. Great to to use before you buy. There are some others out there.
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Triblu Premium
Hey Richard,

There are all sorts of options other members have share in their uploaded training. Have you searched there yet?

You need to always resize your images using the width and height measurements you want BEFORE uploading to WordPress in order to keep our loading page time to a better rate.

Resizing images by properly scaling them will prevent blurred images.

Hope you find this helpful.
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OCH3943 Premium
I was searching for resizing featured image. Let me try with just resize image.
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OCH3943 Premium
I redo my featured image template in canva using the pixel size that I want directly. And then I compress using caesium software... It looks better now.
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Triblu Premium
Hey Richard, creating the images the exact size works even better. That reduces the steps you need to take to get the images right the first time.

Two Thumbs Up!

Glad you were able to resolve this. :-)
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petardz Premium
I think that you have an option in canva to save it as jpg... I always make them in Jpg (in Photoshop).. and I adjust "quality levvels" to that point where its less Kb, but still good image quality.
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OCH3943 Premium
I just tried saving as jpg in canva. It became 117kb, so I resize it down further to 45kb. It is still blurry, unfortunately. :(
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