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The Squish Image Optimízer allows you to add an image watermark to a photo in 4 simple steps.
* The Squish Image Optimizer does'nt resize your watermark! So you should make sure that the image you want to use as a watermark has the appropriate height and width.
Knowing which photo to show online essentially boils down to two things:
Ex. 1 Toy bear with knitted blue sweater - if you sell knitting patterns to American housewives the situation is different.
If you are an architect showing a client your latest design. – You better make sure that you have images with a resolution to match what you hope to take out of his pocket. - If you sell knitting patterns to American housewives the situation is different.
No matter who you are and what you want to convey, your images should match your target audience.
If you sell products online: You want your product to stand out. You want to show the image that will convince visitors to buy the product right now. - But you don’t have to show the 4404x2828 pixels version of a toy bear to a visitor without the technical means to see it. Doing so will only cause page load time to skyrocket and impatient visitors to drop your shop altogether.
In short you need to balance the need to show the very best product image against the internet connection speed and screen-resolution of your visitors.
Ex. 2 According to Global Stats: 55% of all desktop, laptop and tablet screens have a resolution below 1366x768 pixels.
According to Global Stats: 55% of all desktop, laptop and tablet screens have a resolution below 1366x768 pixels.
How to shave 1 second of your page load speed
Most content management systems (eg: CMS’s) don’t care about page load speeds. The primary concern of a CMS is to make all the moving parts come together in a single easy to use interface.
Shopify – currently the most popular eCommerce CMS – is no different. Even though they have acknowledged the problem and put some measures in to play to address page load speeds. They are not doing a good job as you can see below.
Ex. 2 Through the last 5 years eCommerce solutions have begun to look alike – at least in the western world. The goal has been to provide a familiar look-and-feel to customers no matter who they are; and what is being sold. Very few eCommerce CMS’s stray from this path.
Through the last 5 years eCommerce solutions have begun to look alike – at least in the western world. The goal has been to provide a familiar look-and-feel to customers no matter who they are; and what is being sold. Very few eCommerce CMS’s stray from this path.
The product screen is divided in two. Where the left part features the main product image. And the right features the product description and a prominent buy button. In this example from Shopify – shown as your visitors would see it on a 1366x768 screen. The main product image (eg: on the left) has a size of 510x765 pixels. Due to the size of the screen the main product image is cut off at a height of 510 pixels. – So if this is your shop - better make sure there is nothing essential shown below that. The thumbnail pictures (eg: in the center) have a size of 110x165 pixels.
If you look closer. You will notice that the images used are being resized in the code and are actually a whole lot bigger. In fact the size of the main product image is 1280x800 pixels, and the size of the thumbnail is a whopping 683x1024 pixels. And with a total 1 product image and 7 thumbnails tha adds up to a lot. This waste causes the page load speed to increase by more than a second.
To gain that second on your page load speed, all you have to do is resize and compress your product images.
Ex. 3 If you target mobile users, know that 50% of all mobile screens have a resolution below 640x360.
If you target mobile users, know that 50% of all mobile screens have a resolution below 640x360.
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