Hi All,

May I know is a featured image size of 50kb-100kb acceptable?

Appreciate your thoughts.

Thanks.

Regards,
Richard

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Triblu Premium
Hey RIchard,

Using my Fav software: and then manually optimizing them using tinyjpg.com

Most times my featured images are around the 50KB size, until Kraken optimizes them further when uploading them to my websites.

Also... I keep my Featured Images at 600 wide and as near to 315 in height as possible.

And, GeneratePress allows users to have the Featured Image displayed full width, which I choose to do.

My fav software makes such high quality images as to make THIS possible without causing pixilation of my images.

Hope you find this helpful.
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lesabre Premium
Hi Richard, for me that image size will work for as long as the clarity is good. I use the same guide Ntlhane uses, I also see feigner has added some great information.

All the best,

Michael
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feigner Premium
for me the answer is ...it depends...
if it is for a background image for your site then you may struggle with a bit of pixelization at that file size...
but images for your posts where you have text to hte left or right then i tend to go for 320 x (?) with a resolution of 72 dpi or less...
these turn into file sizes of between 10kb and 50kb max....
i have put 20 plus images at that size onto a post and still achieved speed scores into the 90's ( with lazy load on of course)
but if you are using the image full width of your post i would go for 640 x(?) again 10kb to 50kb if poss.....
i have even got header images down from 640kb to 32kb and it still looks good...
anything you can do to reduce image size will improve your loading speed....especially not putting a video at the top of the page 'above the fold'
so as small as possible to do the job....
phil
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ratlhaganen Premium
I asked a Similar question quite recently, Richard.

I think that is too small. The size should be min 500KB

Best image sizes:
480 x 640 - for thumbnail
800 x 600- product image

1270 x 950 - feature image

1500 x 400 header image
2500 x 2000 - Background image.

Ntlhane
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AbieAJ Premium Plus
Very informative, thank you for your input.
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OCH3943 Premium
Hi Ntlhane,

Thanks, but I'm asking about the physical file size of the feature image, not the pixel dimension.
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ratlhaganen Premium
50KB still sounds too small. Maybe 250KB and above. Recommended 500KB min
Ntlhane
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OCH3943 Premium
Hi Ntlhane, my understanding is that that is too high and not good for your website load timing and will affect your SEO.
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ratlhaganen Premium
That is true, more of a double-edged sword. I read from Carson that our sites have a program called Kraken and it helps with SEO and compression of our images so that they don't slow down our sites. Have a look at this.

Ntlhane
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OCH3943 Premium
I see.

Kraken is installed by default. There was a time when Kraken was not updated for a while after a major WordPress update. I saw a few blog posts on that and was advised to switch to Smush, which I did.

But I see Kraken is now updated already so I guess you can continue to use that. :)
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Hanneke1970 Premium Plus
That is possible as long as it is not unclear or vague, otherwise it is not an option
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OCH3943 Premium
Thank you, Hanneke!
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