I am about to pull my hair out, wahhhh. After Kyle his post about site speed I dicovered my site speed was terrible. After some recommodations to try lazy load it has improved some what but still in the orange numbers, so not good enough. And a site note as well that I don't like the lazy load as the images load so slow I can't few my post with images its stay blanc forever.

One of our wonderful memebers have been helping me and pointing out that my images are to big. I see what this member means as my images are huge on my site. However I did smush them and by all images it tells me that the images are allready optimized. However, the images are still huge on my site. I tried a other plugin from a popular training I found on the platform calle insanity. I tried this out but I can't use it as it tells me my images are allready smaller than the size I want to make them, 1000-1200.

Ok, so if they are allready small, why are they still big and why do they load so slow.. Can anybody please refer me a training on images I can follow? My site realy works terrible atm, I can't believe it, it just to be super quick. Please pin point me in a direction so I can resolve my issue, it will be greatly appriciated.

ps, I have tried to make some imagges smaller manually but I can't work out how to do it costumized rather than autoclaved. It is recommended to me to change the images to 1000-1200

Kind regards Jude

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J-KWest Premium Plus
Hi Jude, 1000 x 1200 is a huge image. Themes that have a full screen homepage or background image will often recommend a size like 1000 x 1200 for a full page but not within your content. I rarely go over 650px wide unless I'm doing a screenshot that includes a lot of small text that I want visitors to be able to read.

My post header I think is 700px or 800px wide but only about 150px tall (not near my computer so can't remember exact dimensions).

But even 650px wide is a big image. I think my entire content area is only 900px wide. I've given 650px max as a general guidline for my writer but when I'm editing posts prior to publishing I often reduce those to 400px or 500px.

Resize before you upload and after compressing using a plug in you should aim for an "average" size of 100kb. Some will be bigger of course but many should be under. Avoid transparencies if possible.

Even with that I still get image related speed issues. Sometimes it's someone's avatar in the comments section of the post but you can turn avatars off to avoid that if it becomes an issue.
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Jude81 Premium
Hi Jay, this whole photo thing makes my head spin. It just doesn't sound straight forwards for me. I have to spend quite some time getting my head around the image thing to get a good understanding of step I take in the future when using my own images I took on my phone. Transfer to Desktop, resize, upload and then still use a plug in to compress it more is what you are saying?
Then all the sizes I have to get my head around too. And the story about pixels and actual centimetre dimensions when talking about photos,
First of all, I have to try fixing my site. I have used lazy load what have smushed my images but I just have to find out how to even smush them further as all images say they are already optimized.
Thanks for stopping by, never a boring moment for me here at WA :)
I hope you are well and safe,
Jude
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J-KWest Premium Plus
It's okay, I understand. I use a free program called KvadPhoto+ on Windows to resize my photos and it's pretty quick process. 30 seconds maybe.

I wouldn't worry about actual size (as far as centimeters) because people are viewing your content on different size screens. The actual size doesn't matter.

Sticking to the pixel format when it comes to sizing your image for digital media is much easier. If you were sizing print media like a brochure for example actual size would be more relevant.

You also don't have to worry about pixel "height". It will be whatever it'll be.

For example, if you have a 1000 x 1200 pixel image and you want to resize it... just worry about reducing the width of image (1000 px down to 400 px for example) and the height of your image will scale down and be whatever it'll be.

Usually (if you're taking screenshots for example), your image dimensions are dictated by the the amount of area you're showing. Or if you're taking your own photos you'll probably crop to them to show only what you need to show.

You can just worry about adjusting your pixel width to what you want and the height will be whatever it needs to be.

Anyway, once I resize an image I'll save it in a folder I've designated for that specific post (I have a folder for each post I write) and then I can upload it into Wordpress. I use a plugin called ShortPixel which compresses it automatically, so I don't have to worry about that part. It does it on it's own during upload and I don't do anything different than if I were uploading an image normally without an optimization plugin.

Keep in mind, compressing an image is not the same as resizing it. Compression software uses algorithms to reduce the file size while maintaining the size and quality of the image. But if you can start with a smaller image to begin with (which is why you want to resize before you upload) your optimized image after it's compressed will be much smaller in file size.

Basically, you don't want to upload an image that's larger than what you're going to use in your content anyway. If you find you're always resizing your images within your content to be smaller so it fits in your post, you're better off starting with the smaller image to begin with.

Sorry if I'm just confusing the issue further.
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Jude81 Premium
It is very interesting and slowly I get a better understanding. I am happy you mention not to worry about the height, that is one thing less to think about. Thanks for your awesome guidance Jay, muchly appreciated. I will try out the plugin short pixel, thanks for the tip. Jude
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Jude81 Premium
Hi Jay, I just tried to install Short Pixel but it tells me that it is not compatible with Kraken I am using. Don't you use Kraken? Which SHort pixel plugin did you use?
Cheers Jude
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J-KWest Premium Plus
I have Kraken on a newer site, but not on my main site (which was set up before Kraken was available here). And to be honest, I haven't looked at any of Kraken's options or settings.

The Shortpixel plugin I use is the Shortpixel Image Optimizer. I think the others are add ons.
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Jude81 Premium
I see, thanks for that Jay.
Jude
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CashYoda7 Premium
Hey Jude Jude,

I recommend Optimole.

It's easy to set up. Takes about 20 minutes, and it will optimize your image size for you. No fuss, no muss.

I loaded HUGE photos onto my site, and it started getting super slow a month or so ago.

Optimole saved my sorry hide.


Steven
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Jude81 Premium
He Steven, thanks for stopping by. Do you have to fill out what size you want to change it in?
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CashYoda7 Premium
Hi Jude,

No, when you set it up, you can choose how high you want the resolution, kind of like Glossy, Lossy, etc, but it has a slide bar instead of 3 options.

Then the sizes are set by you when you put in new images.

I make all of my feature images 600 pixels wide, and the images in my posts 430 pixels wide. Just for uniformity.

Then Optimole just runs on automatic. You can set it and forget it.

And you know how much I love that, right?
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laparra1 Premium
Good afternoon Jude,

I made the big mistake in the beginning when uploading Pixabay to my Media File not to use the lightest version, see screenshot.
Now I upload like that but I will have to redo all photos from both websites. I have to find the same or different ones on Pixabay. delete the old photos from the post and media file and then put the new ones.
I have Kraken and Lazy Load but I have nearly no speed so this big job is waiting.

Stay safe and healthy,

Taetske
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Jude81 Premium
Hi Taetske, could Dave07 his comment maybe help you too. I made the same mistake. I hope there is a other way to do it for you otherwise will be a big job indeed.
Thanks for your comment I appreciate.Jude
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laparra1 Premium
2 Websites with more than 100 posts each. Of these 80 on each have to be redone. Each post has at least 4 photos. I will start at the beginning, check everything, add some things, links etc. I get a new date for my post and will ask for new comments. A complete facelift. To do a big website cleaning/updating is good as you keep it all alive. I have stepped down from the platform, no more socializing. I need time for this and the 3e website I have started.

All the best, Taetske
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Jude81 Premium
Wow, that sounds like a massive job. Good luck with all goals of your 3 websites.
Have a great day and stay safe.
Jude
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chrisvs Premium
I use optimizilla.com after I have resized them in Paint. Both are free to use. Optimizilla will reduce them for you.

You don't accept the first result if it's still too heavy. There is s slider below which you can use to reduce the density further if you want.

Chris
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Jude81 Premium
Thanks a lot for your help Chris
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Dave07 Premium
Hi Jude
If you have already used Smush and your images are still to big then you might need to manually resize them.
I use a tool called Pixlr-X to resize images.
https://pixlr.com/x/

I also did a quick training video on using it here: Good luck!
Dave
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Jude81 Premium
Great Dave, I look into this. Greatly appreciated. Jude
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Jude81 Premium
Do you resize them to 1000~1200 Dave?
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Dave07 Premium
You can resize them to any dimensions you choose.
You can also reduce the size by reducing the quality setting too.
Even a 10% reduction makes a big change in size without makong a noticeable change in the image that you can see
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Jude81 Premium
I will give it a go. I just can't get my head around it yet as the most photo's looks smushed up to smaller than 1000~1200. But if you go to my site the images still.look huge and it load so slow.
I have to sit on it tomorrow play around with it. Thanks for your help Dave, I appreciate.
Jude
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Jude81 Premium
Hi Dave, do you reduce all size to 200-200? Also, feature ones? If the image is jpg do you change it to png?
Thanks for your help as always.
Jude
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Dave07 Premium
Hi Jude
No I just reduce them to the minimum size that is suitable. The 200 x 200 images in the video were for the specific places on the webpage I was creating. Feature images for blog posts would be bigger, possibly 800 x 400.
Images within the post might be 300 x 200
I try to use jpg images wherever possible as they are much smaller files than png images.
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Jude81 Premium
Great, thanks for that Dave, very helpful. 🙌
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