[WP Smush Pro] Compressing images on homepage and other

Hi, the reason I purchased this plugin is to compress images in my homepage. However I cannot do it visa this plugin?

There are some parts of the plugin I cannot access and seems to be locked (under the advanced settings such as Super Smush and...) although I have purchased a pro version.

Please see below for the main images I want to compress.

https://developers.google.com/speed/pagespeed/insights/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.seekvisa.com.au%2F&tab=desktop

Optimize the following images to reduce their size by 1.5MiB (67% reduction).
Compressing https://www.seekvisa.com.au/…content/uploads/2017/12/testimonials.jpg could save 1.1MiB (84% reduction).
Compressing https://www.seekvisa.com.au/…and-Qld-suspend-applications-705x470.jpg could save 153.8KiB (74% reduction).
Compressing https://www.seekvisa.com.au/…flagged-occupations-mid-2018-705x469.jpg could save 149.3KiB (71% reduction).
Compressing https://www.seekvisa.com.au/…ploads/2017/12/australia-1-1500x1000.jpg could save 28.8KiB (21% reduction).
Compressing and resizing https://www.seekvisa.com.au/…uploads/2017/11/google-maps-seekvisa.jpg could save 24.5KiB (88% reduction).
Compressing https://www.seekvisa.com.au/…ent/uploads/2017/12/students-705x470.jpg could save 20.2KiB (25% reduction).
Compressing https://www.seekvisa.com.au/…tent/uploads/2017/12/skilled-705x469.jpg could save 16.8KiB (21% reduction).
Compressing https://www.seekvisa.com.au/…t/uploads/2017/12/family-1-1-705x470.jpg could save 16.6KiB (27% reduction).
Compressing https://www.seekvisa.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/uk-flag.jpg could save 13.1KiB (73% reduction).

  • Adam Czajczyk

    Hello Ian

    I hope you're well today and thank you for your question!

    There are three "areas" to address here:

    1. Images marked as "Compress" that are "full size" images. You can recognize them by the file name as they don't have any numbers indicating image size included in file name. For example:

    testimonials.jpg - that'd be a full size image
    -studetns-705x470.jpg - that's not a full size image.

    If it comes to those full size images then, please go to the Smush Pro settings page and look for "Resize my full size images" option in "Full size images" section there. I suppose it's currently disabled, so you might want to enable it.

    2. Images marked as "Compressed" that are not "full size" images

    It seems that Google detects that these images could be compressed even more than they are. By default Smush Pro applies a "mild" compression that doesn't remove any "visually relevant" information from images, meaning that the images will not get quality decrease at all but might be compressed less.

    There's a "Super-smush my images" option in Smush Pro settings which you might want to try. It's optimizing images much better because it also removes some data about image (so it's a lossy compression), though it does it in a way to preserve as high quality as possible.

    3. Finally, there are images that are marked as "Compress and Resize".

    That's a bit different story. This message means that the image is being displayed on the page inside a container that's smaller than the image itself. That forces browser to resize the image "on the fly" which also affects loading time (because image file is "heavier"), rendering time (because there's more data to render and an additional resizing operation) and, as a result, also affects PageSpeed score.

    For example, the "google-maps-seekvisa.jpg" image on your site that's located in a footer in "Melbourne Office" section (next to "Australian Government Department of Home Affairs" image) is is displayed on site in size of around 120 x 120 pixels while the image itself is 630 x 630 pixels.

    This is why it's reported like this. The solution here is to edit the footer and replace this particular image with its smaller version, preferably exactly 120 x 120 pixels but if that's not possible, as close to it as you can. This together with those two steps described earlier should solve the issue and optimize the site more.

    An additional note: if you did not use super-smush my images option so far and the image quality is very important for the site, I'd suggest downloading all the images before giving it a try. The simplest way to do it would be to access the server via FTP or cPanel and download all the "yearly" folder from inside the /wp-content/uploads/ folder - just in case you would want to easily restore images to the current state.

    Kind regards,
    Adam

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