Size an Image for Web Use

Are you having problems with page load speed? If so, one culprit could be your image file size. It is advisable to use images smaller than 100kb (WordPress recommendations here). This can be done easily using any photo editing programs; in this training, we show you how to do so using PicMonkey.

PicMonkey Makes it Easy

Upload and edit your photo. After you have finished editing, click on "Save" at the top of the page.

Avietech photo editing training: Save Button PicMonkey

Select the lowest quality option in the menu and note the file size above the "Save to my computer" button at the bottom.

Avietech photo editing training: Image Quality PicMonkey

Click on the "Change" link after the Dimensions.

Avietech photo editing training

Change the drop down option under "Dimensions" from "px" to "%" and then adjust the percentage until the file size is what you would like it to be.

Avietech photo editing training: Dimensions px versus percentage drop down in PicMonkey

Click "Save to my computer" - you now have a web optimized image!