Compressing your website images has always been part of good practices since forever. Most designers do not care or have not cared recently.
By compressing your images you make the image smaller in size, not visibly but in terms of bytes. The less bytes your browser has to load the faster your website will load. I’ve seen client upload 5 to 10MG images and then wonder why their site loads so slowly, some crazy stuff.
So my process may be a little overkill but it’s what I do.
- First thing I do is use a tool called TinyPNG, you can upload up to 20 images under 5MG for free.
- Then I upload them to my WordPress site where I have a free plugin installed called Smush. By the time that image is loaded it is pretty-well compressed.
Give them a try and speed up your website.