- - they were always a bit slow Alan, geared to London traffic times
Seriously, I'd go with Ripper's advice, but the other thing to look at is how/what format your piccies are saved in? for example dot png takes up more space than dot jpg, which in turn takes up more space than dot gif.
The more space - or bigger the size of file - the longer they will take to load.
You need to balance the load time against the picture quality and decide from there which you want to use. - - and that applies to all images on the net.
Photoshop and Paintshop type programmes offer you different ways to convert, save and reduce the size of files at the same time as letting you see the finished results before you sue them, that way you can judge which you want to use on your site. There used to be some freebie online sites that did the same, have a Google round and see if you can find them if you don't want to get hold of your own programme.
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