Feb 26, 2019 By: drive

Majorly the formats used for images included on the website are JPEG and PNG. But these are the old formats and take longer than usual to load. The leads to more data consumption and increased page load time.

The search engine bots usually ranks a site low if its load time is more. In order to solve this bug, it is advisable to switch to the new image formats, known as next-gen formats.

JPEG 2000, JPEG XR and WebP are upgraded versions that are compressed, have better quality and have better characteristics than the previous one.

To know which format is there on your image right now, follow these steps:

  • Right click on the image on your webpage
  • Select view details

Or

  • Press F12 and hover over to your image and the code will show you the format of the image.

The raw code looks like:

<img src=”https://www.example.com/wp-content/themes/example/images/logo.JPEG 2000″ title=”example logo” alt=”example logo”>

The best solution to this is that you change all the required images to the apt format. It is recommended to encode all the images in WebP format.

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