Webresizer is a Must!

Do you blog?  I do.  I post here and at my personal site.  I upload pictures quite often.  Usually, I just upload what’s on my computer without much worry about how big the file is.  Then I stumbled across a very cool, easy-to-use website at Webresizer.  This site has one purpose, to resize your images so they load fast.

I decided to take Webresizer for a spin.  I uploaded a picture of one of my granddaughters.  “Who wouldn’t want to look at that face?” I asked myself when searching for the right picture.

Webresizer SampleAs you can see, this picture started out really large.  I uploaded the jpg file that came straight from my camera, and Webresizer immediately made it 97% smaller.

I have to say, you won’t get the same results with png files.  They just can’t be resized this way very well.  I tried that with a screenshot I made with Jing, and I only got a 27% reduction in file size.  Not bad, but not good enough to really make my blog load faster.

Notice, too, that the file was resized from its gigantic proportions to something more manageable.  It is shown in this blog at its actual size.

So, if you don’t have much in the way of software that does this sort of thing for you, or your kids are working with files at school and uploading them to their own blogs, then Webresizer might be a help for you.

Naturally, if you are using DE Streaming images (which you should be a lot!), you can always download a smaller version of the file.  But even then, to download the width and height you need you might download a larger file size and then have its pixel size made smaller through Webresizer.

If you need a more robust photo editor, I highly recommend Pixlr as well!

Happy blogging!

Comments

  1. Jen Dorman

    This is a great tip for bloggers! Thanks, Tim.

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