November 25, 2019
November 25, 2019
Using oversized images can negatively affect your website’s speed and performance. Fortunately, it’s possible to change them by serving scaled images. Keep on scrolling to find out how!
A scaled image is an image whose size matches exactly with the size defined in CSS or HTML. Unfortunately, many webmasters do not really pay attention to it.
Let’s say a user decides to use a 500 x 500 pixels image for a 50 x 50 thumbnail. As a result, the browser has to download and scale the picture down before displaying it to the visitors. This process is inefficient and can slow down your website loading time.
However, this issue won’t happen if you serve scaled images. Smaller images use less space and speed up your site, which in return will improve your site’s SEO and ranking.
Now it’s time to learn how to serve scaled images on your website.
First thing first, we need to find images from your site that need to be rescaled along with their proper dimensions. To do so, we will use GTMetrix.
The next move to serve scaled images is by rescaling the oversized pictures. There are tons of image editing tools available, however, in this tutorial, we’re going to use PicResize.
As you expected, the last thing we need to do when serving scaled images is to replace those old media uploads. To do so, we’ll utilize Enable Media Replace.
That’s it! After serving scaled images, your site’s results will look like this:
In this short guide, you’ve learned how to serve scaled images. You only need to scan your website using GTMetrix, and then rescale and upload the oversized images.
We hope this article was helpful. If you have any questions, share your thoughts in the comment section below!