Optimise Carrd: Compress User Images Before Upload
We use CropGuide to compress user images before upload on a Carrd site, no technical skills required.
First we need to install CropGuide for Carrd. Then we can set up image compression. This might sound like a lot, but don’t worry, it’ll only take a couple minutes.
Set the image compression amount
We can set our intended compression amount in the CropGuide customer dashboard, this will ensure images uploaded by your users will always be compressed before they’re uploaded resulting in shorter upload times.
- Select your website in the Customer dashboard.
- Scroll towards the Configuration header.
- Then scroll down towards the Image Quality header.
- The higher the value the higher the image quality and the bigger the image size in bytes. We can set it to
70%to get a good compression to image quality ratio.
- Click save.
If you want to make sure the images users upload contain enough details, you can optionally set the Minimum Crop Size field. This will prevent users from uploading low resolution images.
Now navigate to the form on your website and refresh the page so we can test if our new settings have loaded.
Test your image upload field
When using the image upload field on your Carrd site, CropGuide will now ensure every image is compressed before upload, resulting in faster uploads, less disk usage, and lower costs for you.