Google’s PageSpeed Insights tells me I can improve the performance of my website’s loading by taking the opportunity to Properly size images. For the home page on oik-plugins.com it reckons it can save 1.2 seconds on mobile, and 0.16 seconds on desktop, were I to serve images that are appropriately-sized to save cellular data and improve load time.
For the oik-types banner image ( which it sees at 74.5KiB ) it suggests there’s a potential saving of 48.8 KiB. ie. It could be reduced to 25.7 KiB.
We’ve tried a range of qualities using Photoshop and GIMP. According to the chart below, using GIMP, I can achieve the image file size reduction by saving the image with a quality of 55%. But it looks like I could get away with 45%.
On oik-plugins.co.uk, where I’d already reduced the image to 70% quality (30 KiB), it reckons I can still save 22.7 KiB on Mobile. I assume that’s if I serve a file that’s already no wider than the user’s device.
It also suggests, Serve images in next-gen formats.