Is hitting your bandwidth limit an ongoing problem? Part of the cause could be the size of your images.
When you upload an image, is it really big and then you resize it to fit? Bingo! Because when someone views the resized image on your blog they still are sent the full size, it just appears smaller on the screen. That's where much of your bandwidth may be going.
Ideally you should either have a thumbnail that links to the bigger image - how to do that is beyond the scope of this article, it will be dependent on your theme.
Or you should resize your images to fit the space. There are a couple of ways to do this:
If you use windows check this out imageresizer.codeplex.com, it is what I use.
Or you can do it online.
FREE IMAGE OPTIMIZERS
- TinyJPG | TinyPNG Compress images.
- Compressor.io: Optimize and compress your images online.
- Kraken: Optimize your images & accelerate your websites.
- ImageOptimizer: Resize, compress and optimize your image files.
- ImageOptim: Makes images take up less disk space & load faster.
- Smush.it: Image optimizer Wordpress plugin.
FREE IMAGE EDITORS
- Pixlr: Pixlr Editor is a robust browser photo editor.
- Skitch: Get your point across with fewer words.
- Easel.ly: Empowers anyone to create & share powerful visuals.
- Social Image Resizer Tool: Create optimized images for social media.
- Placeit: Free product mockups & templates.
- Recite: Turn a quote into a visual masterpiece.
- Meme Generator: The first online meme generator.
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