Find and Optimize Large Images
Large image files increase page load time and negatively impact the user experience on your site. More information about image requirements and best practices.
The “Images Larger than 2 MB” policy in Siteimprove can help find large images on your site.
Access the Large Images Report
- Log in to Siteimprove at siteimprove.boisestate.edu.
- In the Siteimprove menu, navigate to Quality Assurance, then select “Summary” and “QA Policies.”
- Select the “Images Larger than 2 MB” policy from the list of Quality Assurance Policies.
- The Policy Details page will provide a list of images on your site with a file size larger than 2 MB. Use the dropdown arrow in the Pages column to find the corresponding page.
Optimize Image Files
Where possible, upload optimized images (less than 1 MB) as you are creating content. If Siteimprove identifies large images on your site, removing the large image file and replacing it with an image that has been optimized for the web (using Photoshop or other photo editing software) is the recommended process for maintaining the quality of the image. If you need help resizing Boise State photographs, please contact Boise State Visual Services.
Some common image sizes are included in the following table.
|Image Location||Image width x height|
|Card Grid Panel||664px x 664px|
|Section Main Page Header||1300px x 687px|
|Image + Text Panel||664px x 664px|
|Interstitial Panel||1600px x 826px|
|People List Panel||200px x 250px|
|Post Featured Image||664px x 664 px|
|Video + Text Panel||900px x 600px|
|Content outside of panels||No larger than 1300px x 687px|
It is possible to scale images in WordPress however, be aware that this process may negatively impact the quality of the image, so be sure to review scaled images on your site to ensure photo quality is maintained. Images should never be scaled up, only reduced in size.