[wp-meta] [Making WordPress.org] #845: New Theme Repo: Horrible loading times for preview images

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#845: New Theme Repo: Horrible loading times for preview images
Reporter:  usability.idealist                   |      Owner:
    Type:  defect                               |     Status:  new
Priority:  high                                 |  Component:  Themes
Keywords:  ui-feedback ux-feedback needs-patch  |  Directory
 Reminds me of my first impression of a shop home page I had to optimize
 later on .. 4,8 MB of data to load .. time is ticking by ... and people
 jump off ... gone!

 Same here - "just" 3,8 MB to load, but still. Althou TimThumb has been
 deprectated, nothing should stop you from using helpers like ImageMagick,
 the magickal GDLib, pngquant and the sorts.

 "responsive" images aint an excuse either. None of these images seem to be
 over the "recommended" size, so it's still 3,8 MB on a mobile phone or a
 tablet .. depending on your connection, a horrible LONG time to wait for.

 Using pngquant in a quick test - after having to convert one of those
 "png" files, because it was just a renamed JPG - with 128 colors default
 setting, I was able to reduce the size by more than the half (approx 60%),
 while still obtaining a few up to non-detectable changes compared with the
 original screenshot images.

Ticket URL: <https://meta.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/845>
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