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Confusion regarding image management and image file sizes
Total Posts:  33
Joined:  2009-07-07


I am trying to work out how Magento manages images and cannot find any documentation at all to help. When I upload my images, do they need to be optimised for the web (i.e. < 50kb each, approx) already? It looks to me as though Magento may optimise the images on the fly, but I can’t work out where these optimised images are then stored as the images in the image directories seem to be the original sizes.

Would performance be best if I uploaded pre-optimised images that are below 50kb each, or can I rely on Magento to optimise them to the right size for me?

What about the zoom image? Is the zoom loaded at the original file size? 

Many thanks to anyone who is able to help answer these questions grin


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