There are many things that you should consider and that you should know if you are in the process of optimizing your website.
Compress and resize your images is what Google PageSpeed Insights tell you so often. ShortPixel takes care of the compression part, but you need to solve the proper scaling issue by yourself.
This is not always as easy as it sounds, so we thought that you might need a little help. Here are three tips for resizing images for Google PageSpeed Insights.
If you create or maintain other people’s websites, you will be happy to find that we built a feature to help you deal with the image optimization for your clients.
Now, you can easily create subaccounts for your customers. The new ShortPixel section lets you:
1. Generate API keys for your clients.
2. Set you clients quota.
3. Check how many credits are left in your main account.
Important: this tool works only for one-time credits!
Short answer: Because you really don’t need to.
Our artificial intelligence compression algorithms compare each and every optimized image with the original and make sure that they are looking good for a human visitor. Moreover, we have three sets of algorithms for three different user cases: Lossy for most of the sites, Glossy for photographers, and Lossless for those rare situations when you cannot lose a pixel.
If you are used with offline tools like Adobe Photoshop, you could expect to find similar settings in our plugin menu. Or in our online image optimization tool for that matter. That’s why we are asked from time to time if there is a way to set the compression ratio.
ShortPixel Resize Images feature can reduce your hosting storage by changing the sizes of your uploaded pictures. Each time you add an image WordPress automatically generates a number of thumbnails which are deployed in your webpages. Your original pictures are rarely shown to your visitors, but they take a lot of your hosting space.
Here is how our Resize Image function works. Continue reading How to resize large images with ShortPixel
ShortPixel helps non-profit initiatives with their image optimization needs. We built our business on a lot of work, but we also got a lot of support, ideas and resources from the community. And we want to give something in return. Continue reading ShortPixel Free Image Optimization for Non-profits
We are often asked how ShortPixel plugin works. That’s why we decided to write this small article to explain how our service handles your images. Continue reading How ShortPixel plugin works
Image compression is fundamental for any website, but this is especially true for e-commerce websites. Over 3 million sites are built with WooCommerce platform, the competition is fierce, and any weakness could kill a business.
Do you have a Joomla site (why is Joomla popular?) and want to optimize its images? ShortPixel Website Optimizer compresses images for sites built with different CMSs than WordPress. We will show you in this article how to optimize images for Joomla websites. Continue reading How to optimize images for Joomla websites
Is there anything more annoying that waiting for a website to load? For website visitors, it can be very very irritating and for sure the longer they wait, the higher the percentage of lost potential customers. If it’s the fault of images on your website, you will not remove them; you will not leave the content itself. Every Internet user knows that images are an indispensable part of the website because they explain much more than words, they are much easier to receive and can be very useful for social media shares. Besides, that images are playing a key role in driving traffic to your website. So now it’s time to ask a question – what role do the pictures on your website have? Are they useful or rather disturbing?