Images are considered effective forms of communication and because of that are widely used in the development of websites. The layout and other visual aspects depend heavily them so that the end result itself is positive, but there are some points that need to be taken into consideration so that the same images that add value to the site does not become a problem impacting on factors such as, for example, the load time of the page.

So that images can be used is necessary to optimize some important and for that you can rely on specific tools, many of them already well known.

The first point to be optimized is when the image is being saved in most image manipulation software “Save for Web” is available and with it you will be able to create images much lighter and optimized for this type of environment .

As a second option or even as additional option you can use some compression programs such as GZIP, for example. Using the image size and other items on the page and are much smaller so you can optimize your time well loading of your page.

How GZIP works?

In addition to the options listed above you can also work with caches that help the user to a page does not fully recharge.

How to use HTTP Caching?

website-image-optimization

In the picture above you can see that with a good optimization you lose nothing in quality and still get spectacular images to make your site more attractive.

The images used in your website are directly related to your results, so it is worth investing time and effort in optimizing this key item.

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