If you’ve been using the Smush.it plugin on your site to optimize your images, you’re now seeing the notice that Yahoo smushing this service. Here’s the notice at the top of my site:
So now you’re looking for a free alternative. Why not try EWWW Image Optimizer? I recently used it on a site with a slider that originally had images around the size of 1.15MB EACH. I got my load time down from 11 seconds to 7 seconds. That’s a nice reduction without changing the file size. Of course, I also changed the file size, afterwards, but that was great proof that this plugin works.
Have you used EWWW or another plugin instead of Smush.it? I’d love to hear your experience.