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This tip is for you if you’re a WordPress content producer.
One thing you can do when you upload images to your site is to compress them to minimize them, make them a little bit smaller, take away some of the quality so that when that image is served up, it’s served up quickly because it doesn’t take up a lot of memory or disk space for that matter.
There’s a couple services there’s one called smushit, which I believe you can install as a plugin.
There’s others off on their own site, for instance, compress jpg, no surprise there compresses JPEG images, there’s one called compress PNG, and then you can shrink those file sizes significantly, typically in the 70 to 80% range,
in my opinion, you don’t really lose any quality and then upload them to your site to load from there.
That way, you’ve got a relatively fast loading site because the images have been reduced to a small file size.