Is There a WP Plugin to optimize Photos?

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My blog is heavy on photos (art jewelry) and I'm concerned that it may take long for some computers for the images to load.

I have cable connection at home and a T1 at work so it loads very fast.

Is there a way to check how it loads for others?

A software, plugin or even a website where I can check?
#optimize #photos #plugin
  • Profile picture of the author PhoebeSmellyCat
    No one? (Sigh...)
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  • Profile picture of the author Istvan Horvath
    You dont' really need any complicated software. Just the good old common sense. Dont use image files that are bigger than 60-70KB. It's not a WP plugin's job to resize your images - do it before uploading them.
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    • Profile picture of the author PhoebeSmellyCat
      Originally Posted by Istvan Horvath View Post

      You dont' really need any complicated software. Just the good old common sense. Dont use image files that are bigger than 60-70KB. It's not a WP plugin's job to resize your images - do it before uploading them.
      Yeah, thanks.

      It's just that my site is image heavy and although I do try to resize it prior to uploading, I still worry about the loading time.
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  • Profile picture of the author Leslie B
    You can check your loading time here: Web Page Analyzer - free website optimization tool website speed test check website performance report from web site optimization

    You could use a caching plugin or, if you are a tech-savvy, you can put this line in your wp-config file:

    define(‘WP_CACHE’, true );

    It'll reduce the loading time for return visitors.

    Leslie
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    • Profile picture of the author PhoebeSmellyCat
      Originally Posted by Leslie B View Post

      You could use a caching plugin or, if you are a tech-savvy, you can put this line in your wp-config file:

      define(‘WP_CACHE’, true );

      It'll reduce the loading time for return visitors.

      Leslie
      I am not, so I guess that's out of the question. I don't even know what that means.

      I will definitely try your other suggestion, though.

      Here's what I suggest:

      - Use small thumbnails on the main pages and link them to full size images
      - Use caching on your blog
      - Compress other parts of your site (CSS, JS etc) to balance the load of images.

      Karan
      I understood the first one...

      Mahalo!
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  • Profile picture of the author Karan Goel
    Here's what I suggest:

    - Use small thumbnails on the main pages and link them to full size images
    - Use caching on your blog
    - Compress other parts of your site (CSS, JS etc) to balance the load of images.

    Karan
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  • Profile picture of the author sephim
    I think the WP Plugin is called SmartImages or something like that.
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