Serve images in next-gen formats or compress images for your website

If we have a website, we should have a to-do list and one of the most important things on that to-do list should be the loading speed as almost all the google tests are based on this and, to be honest, users don’t like a slow page.

One of the most important tests that google has is the “Google Lighthouse Test” that, basically, runs a complete test on your website in order to see if it’s working perfectly and, obviously, it is not easy to pass because the Google standards are a little high.

google lighthouse

Don’t worry, ImageRecycle will help you to pass the test in an easy way, how can it help us? Easy, the most difficult part of this test is the speed with which the images load and that’s the ImageRecycle job, it reduces your image sizes and the best part is that images won’t lose quality.

  

Different Ways to Make a Compression Photo

 

There are some ways to make a compression photo with ImageRecycle, here we are going to see all.

First of all, we have to log in to our account, fo that, just go to Settings > ImageRecyle and select the option that matches your case, Here we are going to use an existing account so we are going to select that option.

 

Use existing account option

 

Select your main account if that’s the case and finally, you will be able to see that ImageRecycle will automatically index all your images, now you are on the ImageRecycle dashboard you are going to be able to see all the images with the options.

 

Dashboard

 

One of the options you have is to optimize each image one by one, you can do it if you want to optimize a few of them, for that, just click the “Optimize” button that is on the right section of the image.

 

optimize one

It will charge and, after that, you’ll be able to see how much has been compressed your image, in addition, you have the option to revert the process if you want.

 

Reducing file Size with a Bulk Selection

As we saw before, compress one by one is really easy but it could be a tedious work if we want to compress a lot of images, that’s why we also have the option to make a bulk selection and compress a lost of images at the same time.

The process is really simple too, we just have to mark the images we want to compress with the checkbox on the left side of the image, select images, at the top we can see a section with a dropdown called “Bulk Actions”, click on it and select “Optimize Selected”, finally click on “Apply” and wait, magic will be done.

 

bulk optimization

 

After that, images will charge and finally, will be optimized

 

Resizes images all at the same time

Now the last way and the most used is the “Optimize All” option that allows you to resize images all at the same time, so you won’t have to select and make a bulk action or optimize them one by one.

It is the easiest way because you just have to click on the “Optimize All” button at the top section of the dashboard, just click on it and magic will be done automatically.

 

Optimize all option

 

The process could take a few depending on your server and the quantity of the images that you’re compressing.

When this process ends, you are going to have all your images compressed and you can take a look at them and you will notice that images haven’t lost quality.

And the best part? You have optimized your pages and now you are serving your images in Next-gen formats so you have passed the more difficult part of the test and just by clicking one button ;).

The last part of this is going to the ImageRecycle page and get more quota in order to have all your images compressed… So go now! :)

 

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