Sean-Michael wrote:Yea using the gimp when I save as .jpeg I need to specify the progressive option, but to actually see the effect I need to stick a 2mb image into the mix lol
Using progressive image loading was not intended for broadband usage but for those unfortunates who are still on low bandwidth dial-up connections.
It was a method devised to at least see some of the image whilst it was being downloaded by the browser into it's cache instead of a blank image place holder.
All quality image editors will allow a progressive or interlaced image to be specified on either 'save as' or 'export image as' menu item.
This dial-up consideration should always be considered when developing web sites as the percentage of users on dial-up is still higher than those on broadband.
In other words keep images as low as possible in resolution and preferably no larger than say 50k.
If an image takes too long to load, site visitors will be long gone to somewhere else.
What loads fast on a broadband connection will no doubt be very slow or even stall on a dial-up connection.
Thats the nature of things on the web.
Most of the quality image editors have a 'save for web' feature which will usually lower the image resolution to an acceptable level for all vistors to ones web pages.