How Optimole is working

We optimize the images once that someone views them on your site, is not something done offline. You might need to know that we optimize all the images differently for each browser, for instance for Chrome we deliver WebP format, for others the original format. 

Moreover, if you have an image container that has a different size on the mobile /desktop we resize for each device differently. 
For instance, if the mobile version of an image container is 300x300 and on desktop 500x500, we deliver a 300x300 image size for mobile and a 500x500 version for the desktop users. 

Regarding the two metrics that we count, let me give you an example of what each one means: 

  1. Image size quota - it measures the original size of the image. For instance, if you have an image of 1MB when someone views your image, Optimole process the image and delivers back a 100KB image. In this example, the image size quota will get down by 1MB and viewing bandwidth by 100KB
  2. Viewing bandwidth - It measures the size of the images that we send back to your visitors, cached or uncached. For instance in the previous example, when the 2nd user views the same image at the same size and browser, we will decrement just the viewing bandwidth with 100KB as the image will be served from cache and the image size quota won't be affected. 
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