Optimizing Images on Windows With FastStone

It is important to optimize your images before adding them to your website. This will ensure your website load time is fast, creating a user-friendly experience. If you are a Windows user, we recommend using FastStone.

  1. Go to http://faststone.org/ and download and install the most recent Image Viewer
  2. Open Faststone
  3. On the left hand side, select the folder where the photos you want to optimise are stored.
  4. Select all photos you want to optimise on the right hand side
  5. Click Tools in the top navigation panel (circled in red) and select ‘Batch Convert Selected Images’
  6. Select settings and set Quality bar to 80
  7. Select Browse – pick folder where you want your optimised photos to be saved
  8. Click Advanced Options
  9. Tick Resize in left corner
    1. Change Width and Height to 1920x1080 (landscape) 1080x1920 (portrait)
    2. Make sure Switch Width and Height to math long sides, Preserve Aspect Ratio and Smart Cropping are ticked.
  10. Click OK
  11. Select Convert!
  12. The optimized photos will be in the folder you selected above.
  13. Go into the CMS file manager, and upload the files into it.