“I love waiting for a page to load!”
– No one, ever.
Large image files have a huge impact on your site’s performance and SEO. So make a date with your media library and reduce those files.
What file size is best? Aim for lightweight. A 125KB photo is much more reasonable than 15MB. If your file size is too large, check the dimensions or resolution. Here’s a general rule of thumb:
- Large images or full-screen background images should be no more than 1MB.
- Most other small web graphics can be 300KB or less (Yes, really).
Reducing file size doesn’t mean compromising image quality. Finding the right balance between size and resolution is what’s most important.
Adobe PhotoShop and Affinity Photo are great for compressing images for websites, but there are apps available to suit any budget.