Confused on Image Files Sizes
I'm in the process of redoing my WordPress category pages. I've got a GeneratePress loop template that pulls in the post's featured image. For my test, I uploaded an unoptimized JPG image. (770k)
The template shows the title, post excerpt, and an image that is 320 px wide. If I use the Cloudinary Media Inspector, it shows:
Original Dimensions: 1922 x 1034
Display Dimensions: 320 x 172
content-length : 217.84k
My image URL is using f_auto,q_60
This image size of 217k won't work if I have 10 images per category page. It's way too heavy.
I then decided to do a transition and create a new asset that is 320 pixels wide. That JPG is 14K.
So, why are the file sizes so different? Shouldn't the one the template pulls be the same as the one where I scaled the image?