In the previous article, How To Compress Images; For Faster Site; Gtmetrix Trick, you use gtmetrix to get compressed images after they’re already live. Wouldn’t it better to compress images before use!? Yes.
There are a variety of image compression tools. There are online web services, desktop tools and even WordPress plugins that use online web services. The goal is the smallest possible filesize with minimal visual impairment. Let’s explore the ways.
WordPress WP Smush.it
If you use WordPress, highly recommend using the WP Smush.it plugin. Compressing images couldn’t be easier. Once installed, it intercepts non-optimized images and uses Yahoo Smush.it to compress images. It tells you how much it saved: