Automatic Image Optimization
Built-in Image Optimization automatically serves the images in modern image formats and works with any image source.
Even with these improvements compared to the HTML
<img> element, there's still a major problem. The 2000 by 2000 pixel image is sent to phones that render a smaller image.
With Next.js 10 we're also solving that problem. The
next/image component will automatically generate smaller sizes through built-in Image Optimization.
<img src="/profile-picture.jpg" width="400" height="400" alt="Profile Picture">
Built-in Image Optimization automatically serves the images in modern image formats like WebP, which is about 30% smaller than JPEG, if the browser supports it. It also allows Next.js to automatically adopt future image formats and serve them to browsers that support those formats.
import Image from 'next/image'<Image src="/profile-picture.jpg" width="400" height="400" alt="Profile Picture">
Image Optimization works with any image source. Even if images come from an external data source, like a CMS, they are optimized.
Instead of optimizing images at build time, Next.js 10 optimizes images on-demand, as users request them. Unlike static site generators and static-only solutions, your build times aren't increased, whether shipping 10 images or 10 million images.Back to blog