The Shopify Solutions Podcast

Images in Your Shopify Store

April 26, 2023 Scott Austin Season 2023 Episode 105
The Shopify Solutions Podcast
Images in Your Shopify Store
Show Notes

4/26/23 - Episode 105.

In this podcast episode, Scott Austin provides an update on using images in Shopify stores in 2023. He emphasizes the importance of images for effective communication and design, and discusses different image file types such as raster (JPG, PNG, and WEBP) and vector images (SVG). He advises against using GIFs due to large file sizes and suggests using HTML5 video format for animations.

Scott recommends using SVG for graphics like logos and icons, JPG for photos, PNG for graphics when SVG is unavailable, and WEBP for better compression. He also explains where images are stored in the Shopify Admin and provides best practices for image management.

Image editing software discussed in the episode includes Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, and Premiere Pro, as well as open-source tools like GIMP, BIMP, Inkscape, and Canva. Scott wraps up by highlighting Shopify's improvements, such as support for more file types and image optimization services, allowing users to focus on growing their businesses.