Resizing Your Blog Images

A little reminder and three tutorials 😀

Nicholas C. Rossis

Image resize | From the blog of Nicholas C. Rossis, author of science fiction, the Pearseus epic fantasy series and children's books Image: Chris Graham

One of the most common mistakes I see when browsing friends’ blogs, is that they upload their images and photos unoptimized–i.e. full-sized. This matters for a number of reasons, top among which are the following:

  1. Large images mean you may run out of storage space. Your blog host may then ask you to upgrade to a more expensive hosting plan.
  2. Large images take longer to display.
  3. Large images can eat up a reader’s monthly bandwidth when they’re visiting on a mobile phone.

Optimizing Your Images

Chris Graham, aka everyone’s favorite simian, recently posted a series of posts on the subject on his excellent blog, Chris the story-reading ape. These include detailed instructions on how to resize your photos and images on both the old WP-admin environment and the new one. Depending on your blog’s theme, you may want to resize them to as little as…

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