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Resize image tips for Google PageSpeed Insights

 Screenshot Google PageSpeed Insights
Screenshot Google PageSpeed Insights

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.

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ShortPixel image optimization subaccounts for design agencies and consultants

ShortPixel subaccounts


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!

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Why you cannot choose the compression ratio with ShortPixel

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.

Long answer:

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How to resize large images with ShortPixel

ShortPixel resize function

 

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.

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Why optimizing images for Your website is extremely important?

Creative agency websites optimizationIs 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?

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A simple rule for the PNG or JPEG dilemma

PNG or JPEGPNG or JPEG? Some bloggers know the answer to this question, and some don’t. The former are not necessarily better than the later, but knowing how to choose the correct image format gives you a competitive advantage.

This article could have been one sentence long: PNG is for text, JPEG is for the rest, but let’s get into some details.

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