Image optimization for web pages with script

If you want your page to load fast and you want to get some nice score on pagespeed or lighthouse or in general.. you must optimize the size of your images.

I found simple script that I actually optimized even more in order to automate this tedious task for me, might as well share it here, if anybody is interested :)

However, in order to use it, first install following packages

sudo apt-get install optipng advancecomp pngcrush jpegoptim

Then simply use this script in your web source directory, you might configure single directory as an exception, in my case since I use Hugo, it’s themes directory where I do not want to optimize images.


if [ -f "$file" ]; then
    option="-newer $file"

find . -type f $option -not -path "./$ignore/*" -iname "*.png" -exec optipng -nb -nc {} \;
find . -type f $option -not -path "./$ignore/*" -iname "*.png" -exec advpng -z4 {} \;
find . -type f $option -not -path "./$ignore/*" -iname "*.png" -exec pngcrush -rem gAMA -rem alla -rem cHRM -rem iCCP -rem sRGB -rem time -ow {} \;
find . -type f $option -not -path "./$ignore/*" -iregex .*\.jpe?g$ -exec jpegoptim --all-progressive -f --strip-all {} \;

touch $file
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