Speed up your website by blurring images

Blurred areas lend themselves well to how JPEGs compress images, and increasing these blurred areas will help slim images and achieve higher rates of image compression.

This can be done using tools such as JPEGmini and ImageOptim. This optimisation is normally applied in subtle peripheral areas but can be used for larger areas when it is editorially appropriate (i.e. when doing so won't change the context in which you want to present the main subject).

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