Optimizes your PNG, JPG, SVG, and GIF images in concrete5.
As a site owner you try to maximize the performance of your website. Not only for your visitors, but also for search engines. One of the suggestions by popular tools such as PageSpeed, is to optimize your images for the web. Optimizing would result in smaller files, easier to send over the web. Some of the benefits of using Image Optimizer:
- Around 10% reduction of file size
- Better loading times, faster websites
- Higher Google ranking
- No more manual optimisation
To run Image Optimizer you need:
- concrete5 8.x
- PHP 5.6 or higher
- Server access to install libraries
Still not convinced? Read our blog post about image optimization.
"A painless way to reduce page loading time"
I honestly think everyone with server sudo access should use this add-on.MrKDilkington on 9/11/17, 12:18 PM
I tested the Image Optimizer add-on to see what kind of file savings were possible. It looks like all images will be optimized, at least a modest amount, but poorly optimized JPEG and PNG files are greatly reduced in size.
- A large PNG file with a transparent background was 484KB. After optimizing it was 156KB.
- A medium size JPEG file was 44KB. After optimizing it was 23KB.
The savings will depend on the image and if it is already optimized or semi-optimized.
I can see this add-on being used in combination with the core Image Uploading automatic resize feature. This would address the common problem of users uploading very large, unoptimized images and damaging page load performance.
"Great for reducing size for both site-visitors AND Google (PageSpeed Insights)"Buy Image Optimizer
Installs fairly easy, although you'd need server access to require some libraries to get this thing going. Once downloaded, you're up and running in a matter of seconds. Click click and automate the "Job" to optimize your images once every [x] days!Ramonleenders on 10/24/17, 10:53 AM
Lot of my clients are still on 5.7.x though, so unfortunately only for those clients updating to 8.x or new projects.
Google will like this Add-On too.