The speed the page loads is very important for any website, it keeps visitors on the page and improves search engine results. A good strategy to improve page loading times is tocache the pages to reduce server load.
One of the areas of your page which will take the longest to load will be all the images on your page. Some websites can't help having images on the site and they are vital to the site design, if you have to use images make sure they are optimized for the web.
If you use photoshop you will already know about the save for web feature which allows you to change the quality of the image to keep the file sizes low. You can also preview the image to make sure your not removing too much quality. You can also preview what it will be like in other image formats to see if that helps with improving the quality.
What if you want to reduce the size of the image but want to keep the same quality? What if you want to keep the image as a JPEG?
Using JPEGmini you can reduce file size of your image by 5x, while keeping their original quality and keep the image a JPEG.
JPEGmini uses photo recompression technology, which significantly reduces the size of images without affecting their original quality. The technology works with JPEG images, resulting in files that are fully compatible with any browser, photo software or device that support the standard JPEG format.
The larger the original file the more reduction ratio JPEGmini can make on the file sizes.
Here is a performance chart for the file size reduction ratios.
Next time you want to upload large images remember to try JPEGmini first to reduce the size of your iamges.