Website Image Compression: How It Works

Cameras have come a long way in the last few decades, and many of us take the insane HD capabilities of our smart phones and DSLR cameras for granted. The trade-off in this progression towards more and more beautiful pictures is that file sizes have gotten bigger. While this increased file size allows photographers to capture greater details, it can make websites slow down as they struggle to load image after image.

The solution is image compression. Compressing images allows websites to load faster at a slight sacrifice in image quality. The trick is to find a balance between image quality and file size. In this video we put together, we explain why websites use image compression and how image compression actually works. Give it a watch and let us know what you think!

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