How many times have you gone to a website, only to leave inside 4 seconds when it isn't fully loaded.
Slow loading websites are 99% of the time caused by too large image files. Images that aren't just large in physical dimensions but also in kb size are DEATH TO YOUR WEBSITE!
I know your skill set probably isn't resizing images but there is a free and easy way to do it.
Hello Image Optimizer
There are more than a few image resizing tools out there, however I've found this to be very easy and wonderfully add free!
To use it is very simple. You can just upload your images online or download their image resizer to your PC. I've only ever used the online version primarily as I'm horribly suspicious of anything I have to download. You can make your own decision.
" The steps are very easy, simply choose your file, set what options you want and the maximum sizes, and click Optimize Now.
Click the Optimize Now button and wait. Remember that it has to upload your large image so it's not instantaneous. Spend that time thinking about how frustrating this would be for a visitor to your website if they were trying to load your page with three 4mb images! Makes sense now doesn't it.
Once you are done, you will see a resulting output as below. Simply download the file to your computer. Make sure to save it in your "Optimized Images" folder - you don't want to confuse the files. Also remember to rename it to a meaningful file name before you upload it.
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