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Is there a way to optimize uploaded images for faster loading with the new web builder? If there isn't, it might be nice to add that feature which was built into the old Site builder.
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would like to know that as well.
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I used to use the optimiser that came with sitebuilder+ but then found I achieved a better optimisation ( well one I could see myself) with a free programme online  https://compressor.io/  there are others but this has served its purpose. The only drawback is you cannot do any batch conversions. one photo at a time.
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If the image is large enough, Homestead will sometimes ask to optimize the images, but you may always look for 3rd party sources to compress images for your website if necessary. I will definitely pass this onto our development though.
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Thanks Todd for the reply. I think maybe folks should know that they would need to optimize their images prior to uploading for quick page loading, etc. Especially if a built in optimizer is not in the works or until it is produced. I for one upload many images, and yes I can compress them further on my own. Call it my own fault for not checking first before uploading to see if there was in fact that capability within the photo editor itself.

My point is, throughout this forum I see many comments relating to the lack of some sort of tutorial or Faq provided at the same time as when the web builder was released. Again, call it what you will. I appreciate the efforts of the team who put it together, but I would never put a new product on the market without providing some sort of direction along side of it's release.

So...now...some of us will need to go back and recompress slow-loading images and then reupload them...which takes time. Again, I don't blame Homestead for my ignorance. I appreciate the product and the assistance. I am hoping this will be an added feature in the near future. :)
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Well, gravelroads, it is a huge inconvenience for those of us who have lots of photos to optimize.  I would have that the new site builder would have had it included.  Now I don't know whether to optimize all 3,000 images or wait to see if Homestead makes that part of the site builder.
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I was able to test a large resolution image with my Website Builder site, and I can see that when I make the image smaller, it reduces the size of the image, but if I keep the image large, it will be a larger file. I want to keep playing with this, but I would definitely encourage you to as well!
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HI Todd, just for my clarification, in SB+ if you reduced the size of the pic on the pge the actual file was still the same size... But in websitebuilder, reducing the size on the page will actually reduce the file size?
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Brian4612, from what I saw with my test image, that's correct. I uploaded an image that was roughly 1MB large, and when I adjusted the size to roughly 200x200 pixels, it was around ~100KBs, and when I left the image around 1000x1000 pixels, it was around ~700KBs. Of course when I left it the original size, it displayed the same 1MB in size as when I uploaded it.
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 Now thats clever, thank you Todd

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