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  • Resolved Leah

    (@gezan)



    I have a site with big and quite not so optimized images. Pondering wether I should bulk optimize all images with a plugin tool like TinyPNG (wordpress.org/plugins/tiny-compress-images), set up Photon or both.

    Would there be any gains by first compress the images and then connect Photon? I couldn’t do the other way round I guess since Photon would not use the compressed images unless their names are changed? And perhaps there is no point in compress images in the first place since Photon would do that for me anyway?

    Thanks /Leah

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  • Plugin Author Jeremy Herve

    (@jeherve)

    Jetpack Mechanic 🚀

    It looks like I don’t have much to say, you already have all the right answers 🙂

    Would there be any gains by first compress the images and then connect Photon?

    That’s exactly what I would recommend. Photon does optimize images, but it only uses lossless compression methods by default. As a result, we won’t compress your images too much to avoid losing quality.

    If you go through a separate image optimization tool first, you’ll be able to control how much quality you’re willing to lose. Once you’ve done so, you can enable Photon and all those compressed images will go through another round of compression, without any quality loss this time around.

    I couldn’t do the other way round I guess since Photon would not use the compressed images unless their names are changed

    That’s also correct. 👍

    Let me know if you have any other questions about the service!

    Leah

    (@gezan)

    Thanks! Lovely support!

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