We are thrilled to announce a new addition to our family today: The /image/optimize robot.

This guy reduces the file sizes of your JPEG and PNG images by up to 80% - while keeping their original quality! It thereby enables you to lower your storage and bandwidth costs, and improves your user experience and monetization by reducing the load time of image-intensive web pages.

There is only one parameter right now that you can control - and that is to optionally interlace the resulting image so that the browser can show a low resolution version until the image data is fully loaded. This works for both JPEG and PNG images.

If you want you can check out the robot's full documentation and a demo here to see how good it really is at optimizing images :smile:

We have a few more exciting robots in the pipeline, so stay tuned for more updates!

And as always, feedback is most welcome.