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How can visitors download my images faster?
atm..its really slow (at least for me, 56K modem)
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Hi withasterisk,

The speed of the download will depend on the internet connection that your visitors have. A 56K modem will function very slowly, this is outside of SynthaSite's control.

If your visitors have a fast internet connection, then the images will load faster for them.
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You could try reducing the size of your images to about 20 KB each. Do you know what size they are at the moment?
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Monique, VP of Customer Support

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I am on a fast line and they are very slow for me as well, so you probably need to decrease the file size.
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You'll definitely need to decrease the file size of these images, but more specifically, you should look to decrease the dimensions of each image. The closer each image that you upload is in dimension to the actual size you end up using it on the page, the better.

For example, the image below is on your "about me" page, visible on the page at approximately 150px wide x110px tall (px=pixels). Now, notice if you click on the link below, the raw image (image that you uploaded) is 2304px x 1728px. The image re-sizing that was done within the page has made it visible at this small size, but in reality, it doesn't CHANGE your image at all. So the page still LOADS the 2304x1728px image, but only shows it as a 105x100px size. It takes as long to load that large image, regardless of how you're showing it on the page.


Using image editing software, you can save your images at smaller sizes to that they're closer to the size you'd like them to appear as in your page.

Keep in mind the resolution only needs to be set to 72dpi when saving images for the web!

Does this help?

- Graphic Designer, SynthaSite