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Image Optimization in SEO for Faster Loading of Websites

By: Sukesh Jakharia at SPINX Web Design

Submitted on Tue, Apr 19th, 2011 1:48 am

Usage of internet all over the world is on constant rise and newer technologies have come up to make it faster and better. Earlier dial-up connection was used by most of the internet users but now broadband is replacing it. Yet major portion of net users are hooked to dial-up connection for web connection. Websites would load properly with this connection containing text part, but problem arises in image loading. They slow down the loading time, making the users irritated and restless. Thus balance has to be maintained between the image loading time and right amount of images necessary to attract users. After making selection of the images you want to upload on your website, then go about optimizing them for decreasing the loading time. During the process of image optimization, all unnecessary information is removed from the file to reduce its size. If it is done in proper format than the appearance of the image would remain same. Many times the images that you get from stock photo sites or digital cameras are too big in size. Their size can extend upto 2000 pixels high and 3200 pixels wide, which is very big for any web page. Whereas for a site an image should be wide between 200-400 pixels. Maintaining this size would place the picture in proper format on the web page and also leave enough space for menus and content. The large images can be cropped and made smaller by using Photoshop tool or any other image editor. Thus when the pixel size is reduced, the quality remains the same and size also decreases. There is one more method of decreasing image size, by saving the picture in a particular format when doing website designing.After that re-save them as JPEG images, this format eliminates the unnecessary information without affecting the visual quality of it. The format in which you save the picture affects the manner its being perceived, as a logo or a image. The reason behind is pictures that are saved in JPEG format have better color quality. A logo that has more number of flat areas of color should be saved in GIF for image optimization.We all know that images are an integral part of every website, all text site is never liked by the users. Thus in order to attract the users they are to be used, here you can save on the loading time by carrying out image optimization. Continue Reading
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Sukesh Jakharia
SPINX Web Design
SPINX INC. - A Leading Website Design and Development Company in Los Angeles

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