Paste a image URL above and see the variations
Give us one of your image urls and we will show you instantly what the different qualities and sizes could be. See for yourself and be ready to be surprised!
(Only .jpg images)
In these slides, an image is rotated through progressively lower quality. Image size drops from 97K to 18K. At what level do you detect a deterioration in quality?
Prepare to be surprised!
See the slide show above – an image is rotated through progressively lower quality. Image size drops from 97K to 18K. At what level do you detect a deterioration in quality? Fill the form above for one of your image urls and we will show you instantly what the different qualities could be. See for yourself and be ready to be surprised!
The Image Dilemma
Shoppers like to see images. Marketers would like to put the best quality image in front of the shopper to help them make a decision.
Page Load times are important as well – a drop in page load time by a second can dissuade shoppers.
A possible resolution
JPEG offers many compression options – some reducing the quality of the image.
In our discussions with customers, each was surprised how a lower quality image, was not so much low resolution as they imagined!
Given that quality of image is also crucial to conversions, marketers take a stand that image quality before all else. But, it is worth looking at in more detail.
- Using progressive JPEG images.
JPEG images can be stored such that a rough image is available before the full jpeg file is downloaded to the browser. The visitor gets to see the image before the entire image is downloaded.
- Using lossy JPEG compression.
Most marketers do not consider this option – citing image quality as a very important criteria for purchasing decision.
But we found that marketers do not understand the meaning of low quality in jpeg confusing for example with low resolution.
We have a easy test – give a URL of a image on your website. We will give you images of different quality. See this on many displays and decide!
In one of our routine checks we found that Google page speed insight gave us a score of 0 / 100. We got in touch with the luroConnect team and within a couple of days they came up with an automated solution (for image optimization) which helped in stabilizing our page speed score.
luroConnect keeps the site up 24 x 7 and your peace of mind too.
luroConnect offers a complete solution for Magento and WordPress sites
luroConnect offers automatic lossless, lossy and progressive image optimization as part of our managed service. Some features :
- Not a Magento or WordPress plugin – such a plugin will actually slow down page load TTFB as image will be optimized while a visitor waits.
- Automatic – no code change. Detects a new image and optimizes it.
- Option to retain original images – only cached images can be optimized, retaining the original images.
- Compatible to CDN – our managed service supports any CDN you use. The image will be optimized before the CDN gets the image.