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What is AVIF and why is it good?

AVIF is an image file format developed by Alliance for Open Media which is supposed to make our images smaller while keeping the same image quality. Experts believe that it is the next step in media compression. AOMedia’s goal is to develop open, royalty-free technology for multimedia delivery, which means that nobody will have to pay anybody to use the new AVIF format (as opposed to JPG, for example). Behind AOMedia we find big companies like Netflix, Google, Facebook, Apple or Microsoft.

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ShortPixel Adaptive Images 2.0 has arrived! Onboarding wizard, Image Checker, performance improvements and more

ShortPixel Adaptive Images 2.0 is live! Finally, after months of work by our awesome team, we are happy to announce the new version of the best image optimization plugin. SPAI 2.0 comes with numerous new features, fixes and great improvements that we are all really excited about.

Onboarding wizard

ShortPixel Adaptive Images 2.0 brings a totally new onboarding wizard. If you install our plugin for the first time, right after the activation you will be taken to the wizard. In 4 simple steps, SPAI will help you connect the plugin to your account on shortpixel.com, recommend you the best settings for your website and show you live how your website improves with the plugin installed.

After you finish the wizard, you’ll just need to relax and enjoy!

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$2000 WORTH GIVEAWAY (Announcing the Winners)

1 Million Images credits (Announcing the Winners).

Time to announce the Winners!!!
So today is the day! We are finally announcing the winners of our 4 x 1 Million image optimization credits giveaway worth $2000.

We’d like to say a big thanks to everyone for participating! It has been a great pleasure receiving your shares and spreading the news that ShortPixel reached the milestone of optimizing 2 Billion Images!

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How To Increase Your WP Site Performance

Nowadays, if your website doesn’t appear on the first page of Google search results, it means you are practically invisible to your potential users. And if you want Google to love you more and bump you up, one of the most important things you need to do is improve your WP site performance. Plus, your users will be happier not to have to go for a coffee while your page is loading 😉

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ShortPixel Adaptive Images: perfectly sized and optimized images for your visitors

ShortPixel Adaptive Images

Update: ShortPixel Adaptive Images is out of beta!

Optimized and properly sized images for each visitor’s device – wouldn’t be nice to have a service to deliver just that?

The ShortPixel Adaptive Images plugin does exactly that and it doesn’t stop there. It brings to the table automatic WebP delivery to the compatible browsers, lazy loading, SVG placeholders and smart cropping – all these delicious features that improve the experience of your site’s visitors.

And, also very important: the images are served through ShortPixel’s global CDN.

Visitors from different parts of the world get your website’s pictures from the nearest server included in our Content Delivery Network. This translates into websites that are even faster.

Does it sound interesting enough to try it? ShortPixel Adaptive Images is free until April 15.

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