Inkcite can automatically optimize all of the images in your email project
before uploading to your CDN, mailing a preview or performing a compatibility
test. Inkcite uses ImageOptim which runs your
images through a variety of optimizers and chooses the best one - ensuring
maximum compression and minimal quality loss.
Image optimization is enabled by default in
# When true (recommended), enables automatic optimization of GIF,
# JPG and PNG images used in your email.
When image optimization is enabled, the source images you save in
images/ should be uncompressed or at maximum quality.
When image optimization is enabled, Inkcite will create compressed versions of
each image and save them in
images-optim. The source files in
never damaged. Inkcite automatically detects when source images are updated
and re-optimizes them.
Previewing Optimized Images
When you view your email using the live preview server (e.g.
the images you see in-browser are the optimized version.
Per-Image Compression Override
When Inkcite is processing your images, if it finds a
.compressed file named
after a file in your
images/ directory, it tells Inkcite that the image has
already been compressed and it should not pass the image to ImageOptim.
Instead, the image will be copied directly into
For example, if your
images/ directory looks like this:
| ├── my-compressed.jpg
| ├── my-compressed.jpg.compressed
| └── not-compressed.gif
When Inkcite processes the images in this directory, the
will not be compressed whereas the
not-compressed.gif will be run through