2 Part Video Series: How to Optimize Images for Your Website or Blog

How to optimize images for the web or for blogs

If you didn't catch video one in this 2 part video series, you can watch it here. I'm giving you a look at how to reduce the size of images for the web using Photoshop.

It's an important, yet often overlooked step before adding photos to a website or blog.

Reducing the file size of an image keeps your website loading quickly and your visitors happy.

In this tutorial, I'll show you another favorite way to quickly and easily reduce the file size of your images without losing quality. This method works really well if you have a large number of images and don't have time to resize them one-by-one.

Using Photoshop or another photo editing tool to resize the images is the method I recommend most but I know we are all short on time.

Don't have time to watch the tutorial?

No problem!

I'll share my secret with you so you can get those images optimized, loaded and on your way. I hope this tip is as valuable to you as it has been to me.

How to quickly optimize images for your blog or website

  1. Gather all the images (up to 20 at a time) in a folder.
  2. Visit TinyPNG.com
  3. Drag or upload the images to the box at the top of the page.
  4. Let TinyPNG work through all your images and watch how quickly the images are reduced.
  5. Download the zip file containing your images.
  6. Upload and add your newly optimized images to your blog or website!

Ready to see it in action? Take a look at this short video tutorial and see how it's done. 

And there you have it!

In a matter of seconds, you can optimize images for the web and reduce the size of the images you plan to load to your site. This keeps your website running at top speed.

What are your best image optimization tips?

I'd love to know! Feel free to share your best tips for getting images ready for your website in the comments below.


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