Is site loading slow due to my pics?

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I asked a friend to look at my site and she said it was loading too slow because of my pics.. I needed to resize them and change the resolution before adding them to Synthasite... Is that true and what else could I do? My site is
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Well, I just went to your site and it loaded just fine for me.Cool website there also... I am trying to setup an affiliate site myself. I am affiliated with Amazon.Com: Tiny Hot Spot
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Hi there Vayne

I took a peak at your site and did notice that your site loaded slow on the pages with images. Your friend was right as to large images causing websites to load slowly. I went to an online tool that I use to check my images and the image on your index page came back with the following results:

Original: JPG
Size : 4743842
Height: 2592
Width: 3872

WOWSER that's a big image... lol... A web friendly image size would be under 100 KB and yours is well quite a country mile larger.

For example the largest image on my index page is 17 KB (16,576 bytes) Using the same online tool and instead using my image I got these results which are not that far off from my images actual size.

Original: JPG
Size : 15605
Height: 463
Width: 400

You can see the difference and how your image size would slow the page load time for your viewer.

An image is a fixed size and can be anything from 1Kb to multiple megabytes as produced by high definition digital cameras. Trouble is, whatever size it is on the page, it all has to be downloaded to be viewed. Say for instance you wanted a thumbnail of a picture you had taken which was 5000x4000 pixels. You could use the height and width attributes for the image to make it 100x90 on the web page, but it would still take a noticeable amount of time to appear on the visitors screen. It would also appear to be blocky as the browser will show an approximation of the image and therefore losing detail.

Here is the online tool to check your image. Just follow the instructions here to get your image URL so that you can test your image size.

1) Open your web page with the image & right click on the image you wish to check
2) Click "Copy image location"
3) Go to
4) Right click once in the box that reads "Your Image URL"
5) Click "Paste"
6) Click "Optimize your image"
By following these steps you can verify quite easily any image size.

You can reduce the size of your images by clicking on the 'Edit With Picnik' link at the top left of your image on the page. This will open up the Picnik editing dialog. Once the dialog has loaded, under the 'Edit' tab is a resize option. You can use this to resize your image until it's a bit smaller. Select OK and then 'Save To SynthaSite'. The image will now be the new size. Notice my image Height and width... You should try for around the same to load your images quicker.

Try a height and width that similar to mine and that should speed up your load time...

Hope that helps you out and you have a great looking site there...

Happy site building