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Hey there,

Here's how to properly size and SEO optimize your product images:

  • If you're using product images in a lightbox (like for gallery images), the width should be 1500 px, with a resolution of 72 px/in.
  • If you're using in-line images, the width should be 750 px, with a resolution of 72 px/in.

You can resize images on a Mac by opening your image in Preview > Tools > Adjust Size. Then type in the width dimension (1500px or 750px), and change the resolution to 72 pixels/inch. Make sure the box that says scale proportionally is checked. Then download the image as a JPEG.

You can further optimize your images by compressing the image files with tools like https://tiny-img.com/ or https://tinypng.com. Then upload these to your Squarespace gallery.

Hope that helps 😉

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1 hour ago, EllaSEO said:

Here's how to properly size and SEO optimize your product images:

  • If you're using product images in a lightbox (like for gallery images), the width should be 1500 px, with a resolution of 72 px/in.
  • If you're using in-line images, the width should be 750 px, with a resolution of 72 px/in.

For advice that is specific to Squarespace, please see Formatting your images for display on the web. You don't need to resize your images as Squarespace will automatically create a series of resized images, optimised for SEO. However, if you're exporting your images specifically to upload to Squarespace, it's a good idea to scale them to 2500px in width.

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@paul2009 thanks for your comment.

These resources suggest otherwise: https://www.michellepontvert.com/blog/optmizing-images-squarespace https://www.bigcatcreative.com/blog/optimize-images-for-squarespace

Also, this Squarespace Pro article suggests image compression: "Scaling down images to a smaller size can help the page load faster and keep visitors on your client’s site longer. Each photo should be 300 KB or less. It’s considered best practice to have no more than 500 MB of images on each page."

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