How to easily Compress Joomla Images to make your website (much) faster

...because images are your heaviest resource, you should automatically compress Joomla images to give you site a speed boost.

In our quest to make Joomla faster - there was  one thing which would always skip. No matter how much we strived to make Joomla fast, we always neglected this one.

Image Recycle LogoWe never optimized our Joomla images for the web.

Why? It involved too much effort. It distracted our publishing pattern. We hated doing it.

Our images were pretty - but they were huge. And they were slowing down our website - even GTMetrix will tell you.

Joomla optimize images

We’re past all that now. Our WordPress images are optimized. They are small and fast. The quality of the images is still great.

Most of all - we don’t have to do anything. It fits into our pattern.

So how did we do this?

 

We installed the awesome Image Recycle Joomla plugin - this is a normal Joomla extension, which does a little bit of Joomla image compression magic in the background. We don’t have to touch anything, or do anything differently from before. 

Advanced Joomla image optimization

As soon as we upload a post with images, the Image Recycle plugin, automatically optimizes and compresses the images for Joomla.

This is what our Joomla images look like after we’ve installed this plugin. They are ready to get compressed and optimized and make our Joomla faster :)

Optimized Joomla images

You’ll notice that ALL our images can now get optimized and compressed automatically. This means, that they are as small as they can get, WITHOUT losing any quality.

Of course you can choose the type of compression and image optimization to effect on your images.

image optimization quality

Run a bulk action to compress Joomla images

Not only do we have all new images being optimized, but we also optimized all our previously uploaded images. Once again, this was done with minimal effort from our side. We used ImageRecycle plugin to run a Bulk Action to optimize our Joomla images. 

run joomla image optimization bulk action

Of course, we’ve already shown you the results on top, but we’ll show them again. Have a look at the drastic improvements below. A PNG image was reduced from 2MB to 14K. From 1.39MB to 9.6K!

You know what that means - you can be lazy like us, and not worry about optimizing Joomla images. Let the plugin do the dirty work, whilst you enjoy creating the content ;-)

Joomla optimize images result - DART Creations

Not happy with Joomla image optimization results? Revert to original

The great thing about the Image Recycle plugin is that your Joomla image optimization action is not permanent. If for some reason you are not happy with the results, you can simply click on the button right next to the image to Revert to Original. This will undo all of the image optimization and compression actions. Your original image will be restored.

 Revert image to original

Joomla Image Optimization Plugin Price - starts at $10

The great thing about Image Recycle plugin is that it is affordable for anyone. With pricing starting at $10 for optimization of 10,000 images, you really can’t beat that for value. You can top up when your image quota expires - and you decide when or if you want to renew. This is going to be the best $10 you have spent on your website.

Who else loves it?

These people are all happy with their Joomla Image optimization results

We’re not the only ones really happy with our newly optimized Joomla images. Here’s what the following people are saying about Image Recycle plugin

 Joomla Image Optimization Testimanial

For high traffic websites, optimizing images is a must.Optimize joomla images 3

As a web designer and developer, Yannick installs the plugin on each site he develops.

Joomla Image optimization 2

Yannick from Weebly, is an SEO expert and  component developer. He understands that making websites fast is an essential part to SEO, so he makes sure all images on Joomla are fully optimized.

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Speed of loading, but not at the cost of quality - and that's why it's a win every time!

Why not Install ImageRecycle Plugin today?

See whether you also get a drastic improvement?

You won’t know until you’ve tried it. Knowing that large images have such a negative impact on your website loading speed, do like us and optimize your Joomla images quickly now. Once you’ve installed and run it - take another test on GTMetrix.com - and see whether your site is loading

 

 

 

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DART Creations is run by David Attard - working in and around the web design niche for more than 12 years, we provide actionable tips for people who work with and on websites. We also run DronesBuy.net - a website for drone hobbyists

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