For every ecommerce website, it is highly important to use visual content to promote products and appeal to customers with eye-catching design. Of course, to make your online store look attractive and professional, you would like to add high-quality images. Unfortunately, large images may slow down your website, affecting user experience and undermining search engine rankings. Magento 2 Image Optimization by Extendware is the tool that will help you avoid the mentioned issues. The module optimizes images on your web store reducing their size without losing quality. Thus, images will load faster, reducing bandwidth, improving your website speed, and leading to increased sales.
Below, we spotlight the core functions of the Magento 2 Image Optimization extension.
- Image optimization without reducing image quality
As already mentioned, the module allows you to reduce image size without losing its quality, which is critical for the smooth shopping experience.
- Any directory of images can be optimized
With the Image Optimization extension, it is possible to quickly add any directory of images in the backend and process all images there at once.
- Improved Google PageSpeed
You get the ability to easily improve your Google site speed grade enhancing your SEO placement in Google, Yahoo, and Bing.
- Optimization of catalog product images
The Catalog Image Cache function allows caching product images and adding forever expiry settings to better utilize your website visitors’ browser cache.
- Optimization of skin, template media, and CSS images
Cache option can be applied to skin, media, and CSS images in the same way as to catalog images. The module rewrites all mentioned types of images and assigns expiration headers to them.
- Search engine optimization
For SEO improvements, you can use the same name for a product and a relevant product image.
- Improved browser cache management
After the module installation, your product and CSS images will be rewritten most effectively, so that your website visitors won’t need to request an image on your server again, once the image is downloaded. This functionality saves dozens of web requests and hundreds of kilobytes per page load.
- The need to install server software is eliminated
The Image Optimization extension uses Smush.it online API, so that store owners don’t have to install additional server software. However, if it is needed, optimization can be further done on your server.
- Different hostnames for increased download speed
Admin settings of the module allow specifying different hostnames for particular image resources, which increases parallel downloads speed.
- CDN Support
The module is compatible almost with all content delivery networks. So, you can use Image Optimization with your favorite CDN and achieve better results.
- Reduced bandwidth
Image optimization is critical for high search engine rankings and profitable sales. The Magento 2 Image Optimization extension will speed up your store pages loading, improve SEO and Google page speed grade, and leave your customers more satisfied with browsing on your website. In addition to enhanced store performance, you can also save money on decreased server requirements. As for the price, the Magento 2 Image Optimization extension costs $199.