Bring back image size optimization

Before the 4.x.x photos pulled from Instagram were resized appropriately (each photo in my feed was about ~20kb on average). Right now they they are being loaded full size and resized in in CSS.

The following images are resized in HTML or CSS. Serving scaled images could save 428.9KiB (93% reduction).
https://scontent.cdninstagram.com/(...) is resized in HTML or CSS from 720x889 to 183x226. Serving a scaled image could save 181.5KiB (93% reduction).
https://scontent.cdninstagram.com/(...) is resized in HTML or CSS from 720x888 to 183x226. Serving a scaled image could save 98.9KiB (93% reduction).
https://scontent.cdninstagram.com/(...) is resized in HTML or CSS from 720x888 to 183x226. Serving a scaled image could save 87.8KiB (93% reduction).
https://scontent.cdninstagram.com/(...) is resized in HTML or CSS from 640x789 to 183x226. Serving a scaled image could save 60.7KiB (91% reduction).

Can we bring back proper photo optimization before they are being put on the frontend?

  • Guest
  • Oct 5 2020
  • Future consideration
  • Edgar Sarmiento commented
    28 Jul 04:50pm

    While load times are within an acceptable range for the widget itself, when combined with everything else loading on my home page it makes the initial load time of my site suffer. Having the widget load images as thumbnails rather than full res images would be a significant improvement especially when trying to load 2 or more rows of pictures.