3 How to Reduce Photo File Sizes to Speed Up Your Website (Part 2) Video Transcript:
Hey access member, one of the ways to get your page ranked higher in Google is to improve your website speed. One of the things that really slows down your website is the loading time that it takes to load your pictures. So in this video I’m going to show you a really cool trick to minimize your photo file sizes so that way your website can load faster. Alright, let’s check it out. Okay so one of my favorite tools is called JPEG Mini and it literally takes your photo and puts it on a diet.
Let me explain. So you go to jpegmini.com and they have this amazing software where basically it takes your original image and it basically converts it to a smaller file size. Now you’re probably wondering, what do you mean by that? So basically for example in this photo, they take an original image and they convert it with jpeg mini and you can’t hardly tell any difference in the quality of the photo and also the size of the photo. When I mean size I mean the height and width. So this is the original photo and then this is the after and you pretty much cannot tell the difference but what it does is it reduces this exact photo by 3.3 times the size image. Here’s another example, here’s the original and with JPEG Mini it reduced it by 4.8 times the size and look at that. You can’t even tell the difference.
I’m going to show you how this works. So if you wanted to try out JPEG Mini for free, you would just click on this ‘TRY IT NOW’ button. Once you get to this page all you would have to do is upload a photo and drag it into here and you’ll really see the difference but for you I’m actually going to show you how this works because I downloaded it for $19.99 and it allows me to use it as many times as I want and they have a desktop and a pc version. So let me show you how this works. So here’s an example, I downloaded a stock image photo and it’s a very large image and the resolution is very high. The exact file size as this very moment is 1.2 megabytes and that’s a lot of space that if you were to upload to your website it would take a very long time to download it.
So what we’re going to use is JPEG Mini to shrink this file size and make it smaller. So I’m just basically taking the photo and I’m dragging it into JPEG Mini and I’m going to click continue because it’s asking do you want to override the original photo replacing it with this new JPEG Mini version and you do want to say yes. So continue and with one click there you go I saved 10.9 MB, reduced the file size by 3.8 times and you remember the original file size was 1.2 Megabytes let’s go ahead and check what it is now. And now it’s reduced to only 324 kilobytes on the disk.
You’re probably wondering what does the image look like? I’m going to click on it. Okay so I double clicked on it and it basically look at the picture. It’s still the same height and width and look at the image quality. It’s still just as sharp, the color still look just as great and there you go. You saved so much space on your website as far as download file size and the quality is not even you can’t even tell the difference with the naked eye. So it’s a an amazing tool. Like I said you can use it for free or you can download a version for only less than $20 and you can use it as many times as you want and trust me, I love this thing because there’s so many pictures that I download on my website and I don’t want my website to be slow and that’s a great way to keep up with your SEO. I hope you guys enjoyed this video tutorial and I’ll see you guys in the next one.