How to Shrink Images for Use on a WordPress Website

Looking for a way to make your website stand out? Want to spice things up a bit and use high-quality images instead of the usual boring text? You can make your WordPress site stand out from the crowd with unique images that are perfect for web banners, headers, and social media posts.

If you’ve answered ‘yes’ to any of the above, then this article is for you. We will teach you the best ways to shrink images for use on a WordPress site.

First, Find The Right Place

First of all, where are you going to put these smaller images? Obviously you don’t want to put them on the same page as the large image because it’ll just look weird. You can’t put them on an image gallery either because they’ll just take up too much room. Ideally, you want them to appear on some boring text as lead text on a business article of some kind because then they’ll be easy to scan and navigate.

Sometimes you may want to put them on an image map. That way people can click on an image to learn more about a particular product or service. In this case, you should make sure the large image is somewhere in the top right corner of the page so that when a visitor clicks on it, they’ll see the smaller version immediately.

Next, Optimize The Image For Best Quality

The next step is to optimize the image so that it’ll load quickly and look perfect. For best results, you should opt for a lossless format such as JPG or GIF. Lossless formats don’t lose any of the image data during compression, which can help improve the overall performance of your site (and any site that uses them).

JPEG is a popular format for photos because it allows for a high level of compression, while also maintaining an excellent level of detail. This makes it perfect for compressing high-quality images such as logos, social media icons, and website banners.

GIF is a way of displaying images on the web. It was developed by Janis Kelly, an engineer at Macromedia, as a way to display images in a way that would work on a variety of devices (at the time, mostly desktop computers and phones).

One of the things that makes GIFs so special is they’re scalable, which means they work well when sized to fit a variety of devices. This makes them a perfect fit for banners, social media icons, and other elements on a website where the visuals are more important than the text.

Once You’ve Optimized The Image, Shrink It To Fit The Overall Design

Once you’ve optimized the image, the last step is to make sure that it fits the overall design of your website. As we mentioned above, you don’t want to put images on a site where the large image takes up too much room. This can make the page look too busy and make it harder for the viewer to focus on the content.

There are a few different ways to go about this. You can either crop the image to make it fit, or you can remove parts of it to make it fit. Cropping is generally a better option because it prevents the image from looking too busy, while still keeping the essential parts of the image. After all, you want the viewer to be able to see everything they need to see in the image.

Another thing you can do is use a tool to remove parts of the image that you don’t want displayed. There are many free and paid-for tools that can be used for this. Once you’ve removed the unwanted parts, you can crop the image to fit the overall design.

Ensure The Image Is Of A Good Quality

Ensure the quality of the image is good. This means avoiding images with lots of noise, dust, or other flaws that could make the overall quality of the image look bad. If you’re not sure about the quality of the image you’ve uploaded, don’t worry about it – it’s generally not hard to find out. Simply load the image up in a new tab and take a look at the details.

If you find that the image appears blurry or is of inferior quality, there are a few things you can do to make it better. First, if the image is a JPG, you can try using the JPG Compression Toolbox plugin for WordPress. This allows you to compress the image without losing any of the original quality. Simply load the plugin, paste in the URL of the image you want to compress, and click on the ‘Compress’ button.

If the image you’ve uploaded is in a GIF format, you can use a tool such as GIF Implements to fix the image so that it’ll display perfectly on a desktop or laptop computer. Simply load the plugin, paste in the URL of the image you want to fix, and click on the ‘Implement’ button.

If neither of the above methods works, or if you just want something different, you can always contact the developer of the plugin or tool and ask them for help.

Don’t Forget The Legal Side

Last but not least, make sure you abide by all copyright laws. You don’t want to end up in a legal nightmare if you ignore this step. Simply put, when it comes to photos and other graphics used on the internet, you must ensure that you’ve secured the proper permission to use them. Do this by registering the copyright with the Library of Congress or other relevant institutions.

It’s also important to keep in mind that certain images can be tricky to find legally. This means you’ll have to do some research, which can get quite time-consuming. When this happens, you may want to just settle for something less than perfect because there’s no way you can find the image you need easily. Alternatively, you could use a VPN to ensure your personal privacy when searching online – it’s important not to let other people know which images you’re looking for. This way, you can keep your search private and find what you need easily without having to worry about getting blocked by your ISP.

Hopefully, this article has helped you understand what makes up a good image for web use, and how to properly use images on a WordPress website. Finding the right image for the job can be hard. The above tips should help give you a good head start.