Image optimizing plugin or website?

Image optimizing plugin or website?

Discussion in 'Graphic Design' started by Ana, Jul 22, 2017.

  1. Ana

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    Thank you. I will try checking in there for more information.
     
  2. Dean

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    In order to answer this you would need to ask yourself a simple question. That is, are you looking for something that easy easier to get your images optimized or are you looking for more control over the optimization.

    If you are looking for easy then a plugin will be the easiest option because you can install the plugin and have it optimize your images when the are uploaded without you having to do anything at all.

    If you want more control over the optimization process then using a website or some software on your own computer would be the better option.
     
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    I would like one that is easy but also that is a good choice. Do I have to use one with more control?
     
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    You don't have to and it just depends on if you want to fine tune what the output images looks like and when kind of optimizations are done.

    It's all up to you and your personal preferences.
     
  5. Ana

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    I see. I do not know much about the optimizations so I would not know what to adjust any way. Maybe the plugins are better for me.
     
  6. Dean

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    They might be because most of them are easy to setup and have little that needs to be configured if anything at all. Just find one that looks like it will work for your needs and give it a shot and see how it goes.
     
  7. Ana

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    I have been reading and making notes on them and I have 2 that I am wanting to try. We will see what will happen.
     
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    I was just going to ask the same question as this one. Which way did you end up going on this?
     
  9. Ana

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    Right now I am just using a website that you upload your images to and it does the optimization and then you download it. If you are doing many images then this will take much time. I only have a few at a time so this works for me just fine.
     
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    I don't ever have that many myself so I don't think it would really matter for me until I start having more to do at a time.
     
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    I read some things that said that you should try to limit the amount of plugins on your website because it can slow the loading down if you have to many. That is one reason why I am just using a website for now until I have many images to upload.
     
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    I have been optimizing mine by uploading them to a website and then downloading the optimized images that it creates.

    I don't have many images to do each time so it is fine to do it this way but if you are uploading a lot of images to your website then perhaps a plugin will be easier.