en WordPress.com Forums › Support Downscaled PNG images lack compression Author Posts January 28, 2009 at 6:45 pm #324540 justfiveminutesMember I have a PNG image that gets downscaled (correctly) to fit the width of my theme, but the resulting file size is much larger than the original image: Downscaled version 480×360 – 675k: http://justfiveminutes.files.wordpress.com/2009/01/2009-01-22_reflections_patterns.png?w=480&h=360 Original version 1600×1200 – 150k: http://justfiveminutes.files.wordpress.com/2009/01/2009-01-22_reflections_patterns.png I guess you could save some bandwidth by compressing the downscaled image (I assume this only affects PNGs). The blog I need help with is justfiveminutes.wordpress.com. January 31, 2009 at 1:16 am #324866 panaghiotisadamMember If you edit your image to turn it into a gif optimized for the web, this won’t happen, and it will load fast. I did that to your image, and the resultant ?w=460 version was a mere 23.3 KB. Author Posts The topic ‘Downscaled PNG images lack compression’ is closed to new replies.