Having images on your website is great to grab your visitor’s attention. The images help enhance your content or show the best angles of your product or services. However, when the images you add to your pages are too large, then your images become a hindrance.
The larger the images size the slower your web page will load. As you know we have about a 10-second window where a visitor decides whether to stay on your webpage or to click close.
The common problem with adding large images to website pages is that the majority do not actually realize it. Now I don’t want to get you confused with the dimensions of the images, this is not the problem. It is the FILE SIZE that’s the issue. Let me show you what I mean – below you can see 2 identical images correct! It is the image’s file sizes that are different, and its this, that you need to refer to when working with images.
The image on the left is a JPEG file and the images file is 137k (kilobyte). The right image is a GIF file and has a file size of 19K. The lower the kilobyte (k) the quicker the image will load on a webpage. 137k for the image on the right may not seem big but if you have say 10 product images on 1 page and they all are 137k in size then you will be slowing down your webpage load time, then if they were all 19k.
In some instants saving your images as a gif will automatically reduce the file size of your images. However some times the Jpeg will be smaller than a gif file, you just have to check which file size is smaller before you save your image.
www.coolutils.com/online/image-converter – This website will convert your JPEG files to GIF quickly and easily. All you need to do is click the BROWSE it will be uploaded. Select which file you want to convert your images to, in this case we want GIF. Then click the DOWNLOAD CONVERTED FILE button. A popup window will appear asking you to either open the file or save file, choose your option then click ok. You are done! click ok. You are Done !
esizr.lord-lance.com/default.asp – This website is great if you want to resize your images whether that’s to make them bigger or smaller. However, you must be aware that if you do go larger you may lose image quality. This image resizer only takes JPEG images, so it would be logical to resize your image and then use the website above to convert it to GIF.