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8.3 Use Appropriately Sized Images

It is important to size any images appropriately for their use when shown directly on the page or stored in the database.

If you only need to show thumbnail sized images on your Web Page then the accompanying image files should have appropriate proportions (and size).

There are lots of tricks which can be used to make your image files smaller:

  • Reduce the image dimensions
  • Reduce the image quality
  • Optimize Images for the Web
  • Blur unimportant parts of the image
  • Use appropriate file types
  • Look online for more information on this topic (it's a big one) and check out 9. Displaying Images.