When it come to improving the website performance, image optimization will be your first step in achieving this. Image Optimization means compressed and decreasing the size of the image without affecting the quality of the image. Here, in this article we will suggest you the best way to optimize the images for your website.
But before moving forward with the best way to optimize the images, let us first know how to optimize these images? You can optimize the Images either through offline softwares or online apps available in the market. Offline imaging softwares like Photoshop will work best in optimizing the images. It is a good practice to compress images before uploading the same. But what if, you have already uploaded thousands of images? How to optimize these images? It will be not possible to download and compress them individually. Here the role of online apps come. Online apps like Short Pixel, Smush it etc will optimize the images directly on your website.
So after reading above para, you will find image optimization an easy job. But wait. It is not an easy Job.These tools will not give you the fool-proof solution. None of these software work best. We had tried lots of tools for image optimization. Spend almost week for removing warning from Google Page Speed Insight Tools. But not succeeded. Further, even the observation was shocking.
When we installed ‘Short Pixel‘, it suggest that 198 images are not optimized yet. After optimizing the same, we installed another application called ‘Smush it‘ and it again gave a suggestion that 198 images are not optimized yet. So, we can say that different apps have different criteria to optimize the images. Optimizing images through one app doesn’t mean images are optimized completely. Application will optimize the images as per their ability.
So, how to resolve this warning? What is the best way to optimize the images? The best way to optimize the images is using ftp server client.
Optimizing Images for the web
FTP Server Client is the best way to optimize the images for the web. Further, you can take the help of Google Page Speed Insight Tools to identified and get the optimized version of the images.
Let us now break down the steps involved in optimizing the images. You needs to follow the below mentioned steps for optimizing the images already uploaded on the website and not optimized by the online tools.
- Visit Google Page Speed Insight Tools
- Type your website address and click ‘Analyze’ button
- It will give you various suggestion to improve your page speed. At the end of the suggestion, you will find an option to download the optimized files. Download the same on your computer.
- Now, signing to your ftp server client. Here we are using filezilla for the same.
- Connect to your server
- Upload optimized images to your server ( the one that you downloaded from google insight tools)
That’s it. No need to use any tools. Since this images are provided by the google insight tools itself. This will be the best optimize version of your images. Now, analyze your website again, you will not find the optimize warning anymore. Don’t forget to remove the cache before analyzing your website again.
This is best way to optimize the images on your website. There is no need of installing any plugins on your website. Further, analyzing entire website for few images is a time-consuming job. Better, concentrate directly only on those images which needs to be optimized.
If you are using any other way to optimize the images, please share with us. Further, if you face any problem, feel free to contact us or write a small message in the below comment box.