- The first step to using this app is to install it. You can find the app in the Shopify app store. After you install the app, you will be taken to the app home page. You can browse through the FAQ right on the page; this is actually a great feature if you are not sure how to use the app and need help. To get more help, you can contact support via email, as there is no live chat option.
The next block is dedicated to ACCOUNT STATUS, which you can check later when you have some data. To fix your ALT text, you can do that by clicking on an ALT text field or in the left menu navigation. Either way, you will be taken to the next page, where you'll see another FAQ, but this time about ALT text.
On this page, you can choose from optimizing Product images, Collection images or Blog images. Start with Product images by clicking on the button, and 4 new steps should appear.
STEP 2: SET CONDITIONS TO FIND IMAGES FOR EDITING
- Images must match all following conditions to be edited:
There are plenty of options for filtering the images, even by background color.
- The next step is to choose how you want to edit the alt text, there are 4 default options, and you can customize your own template. You can choose from Product title, Product type.
Going back to the homepage and Alt text again to input your Collection Cover alt text. Steps are same as it was for product images. Choose all collections and preview. You can edit the images, choose your template, then schedule it and see how it goes. Once the notification Daily Bulk Editing Task Created pops up, you should be redirected to the View scheduled tasks page. If you are not on the paid plan, you can schedule only one task, which is fair, in my opinion.
For Alt text, the next thing to do is blog images.
Now that you have ALT text ready, we can proceed to File rename. So go back to the home page, or choose Filename in the sidebar and start. Now you are wondering why you should rename your files; it is simple, creating quality file names helps improve your rankings in Google Image Search. So you should do that, but note that the File name feature is not available on the free plan.
Moving on to reducing image sizes.
- Click on Minimize button. You can only resize Product images on a free plan, but you can also reduce size on theme assets, collection cover, and blog article images if you are willing to pay.
You can choose from two editing options "minimize file size without losing visible image quality", which is recommended and "Minimize file size by losing some image quality". With the first option, you can get 10-30% improvement without losing visible image quality, and with the second option, File sizes will be around 20% to 50% smaller by losing some image quality. Once Bulk Editing Task Queued, you should be redirected to the one time tasks page.
Click on details; the left is original, and on the right is optimized. And you should be able to see before and after file size.
It is time to move to the next function of this app, and it is png to jpg. PNG To JPG on Collection Cover Images and Blog Article Images is not available on the Free plan – OK. To test product images, follow the same steps again. Click on preview, no further filtering and the only option is to change image format from png to jpg. Check "Convert PNG image into JPG even if the image contains transparent color." And hit the blue button, which should direct you to* View one time tasks page again, waiting for a format change.
Now that you have converted png images to jpg, it's time to try the square option. Having square images will help your website look more professional, and these type of images go well with social media. Square on Theme Asset Images, Collection Cover Images and Blog Article Images is not available on the Free plan. Preview matched products, there are two options for editing images "make images into square shapes by extension" or cropping. `
Next, we have advanced options. First in line is Rotate. This one is available only on the paid plan and crop, frame, resize, trim, add watermark, remove the watermark, add image and link to variant.