HI all, we've been running into some server load issue with a massive influx of traffic.One of my customers is being featured on TV and the their site is getting hammered. Anyway, long story short,we're aggressively optimising the homepage.
The homepage features a slideshow of 4 largish images 700x280px. I've optimised these images in photoshop and saved for web. I'm happy with the quality and each one is around 30-40k. After uploading and running through my imagecache action to add round corners. The file size increase to 100k +
I tried all of the imageAPI compression settings. At 100% i'm seeing 70k added to the file size. At lower quality 75%, the file size is still bigger that the original save for web version, and has more noticeable compression artifacts.
What can I do? The slideshow is managed by the client so they need to keep this flexible allowing them to control the images and update on a regular basis.
I seen plenty of posts that touch on this issue, but haven't found any solutions.Any help much appreciated.