webp images

Highlighted
Shopify Partner
1843 170 535

🙄The link I refer to is the response - a table outlining the conditions when and how Shopify will compress images published by Shopify. How's that vague? It just states they don't necessarily recompress every image which you initially stated they do.

 

Best wishes!

I turn coffee in to code - since 1998
0 Likes
Shopify Partner
247 9 49

Sorry, I didn't realize your 'not necessarily' was a LINK... i saw it underlined but thought you were just doing that for emphasis.

1 Like
Excursionist
13 0 3

Thanks for the updates. I didn't know about that shopify compressed the images, that explains why the jpegs are a little smaller than the ones I uploaded. I'm not sure what happens to the webp files, but I'm not saving much, if anything, by using them, so i'm going to use jpgs for now.

0 Likes
Shopify Partner
247 9 49

Yeah they claim on average webp can save up to 25% vs jpeg, but not sure if that holds up in practice, somewhat depends on the image. And if you're really interested in optimizing page speed, then I'm not sure making images 15-25% smaller is really going to do it. You'd be much better of lazy/late/on-scroll loading images below the fold rather than loading an entire page full of slightly smaller files.

 

I hear there is another new image format in the works, which will be open source and supported by all browsers, based on a video compression method that gets way better compression rates than webp, but it may not be available for another year or so.

1 Like

Shopify now supports WebP. Not sure if it's just Plus though. From the Plus update team this weak:

https://developers.google.com/speed/webp/

Run Google Shopping ads? Get the free definitive guide to Google Shopping for Shopify (no optin required): https://www.digitaldarts.com.au/google-shopping
0 Likes