Have you ever gone to a web site and noticed that the page loaded quickly but certain graphics took additional time to download? Those images were probably not optimized for the web.
Yahoo offers a free utility called SmushIt for shrinking such images without losing any visual quality. Follow these simple steps to shrink your images quickly and easily:
- Go to http://www.smushit.com/ysmush.it/
- Select the Uploader tab, and then upload all of the images that you would like to optimize (you can do many at once). If you need more slots, enter a number in the box and click Go to add more uploads.
- Once all of your images are uploaded, click Smush, and you will be brought to the results page.
- You can download either all of your optimized images at once by clicking Download Smushed Images, or one at a time from the list.
It's just that simple to make sure your customers have the best possible image performance on your site!