If you have a large blog post, gallery or slideshow it is nice to save your images at the same size (dimensions). This makes the user’s experience more enjoyable. You can also use this method to batch rename a folder of image files. Download & learn how to use QuickScale to bulk prepare images for a blog post.
Step 1: Gather all the images you want to use in your post.
Gather a copy of your images in a folder or place of easy access. At this stage is it ideal to use high resolution images.
Step 2: Use Canva or Photoshop to create the Featured Image & Slideshow Images
The post’s featured image and slideshow images must be uploaded to the website with specific dimensions (see your image dimension chart for sizes & templates). Create and save these new images and add them to your collection of images that you will bulk process for the blog post.
Step 3: Drag/ Drop all images into QuickScale
Drag and drop the featured image, slideshow images and image that will appear in a list of the blog post. Then use the following settings to bulk export all images:
- Resize method:
- Save As: JPG, quality 80% (adjust if needed)
- (bottom right) set to ‘export images’ then hit START!
Step 4: Bulk rename all images & save
The screen will pop-up to choose a location to save your images. At this time you can also bulk rename the images. Use your ‘focus keyword’ for seo (Search Engine Optimization). Follow these settings:
- Choose where you want to save your images
- Custom Naming: select ‘custom name’
- Index: set to 3 digits
- Beside ‘index’ type your focus keyword (or new file name). It will show you a preview below. There is no need to ‘add token’.
- Hit EXPORT!
It is very important to give your images proper file names. Do not use a random selection of letters and numbers. The name MUST NOT include any !@#$%^&*()| and most importantly no ‘.’ periods (except at the end of the file name). Consider using your focus keyword in your file name or something descriptive that google can search.
Step 5: Review images and file sizes
Review your images. If the file size is over 200kb then it is best practice to compress them (ideal image size is under 100 kb). Go to the TinyPNG website, upload your images and download the new and reduced file. No loss of image will occur - it will just compress the file size.