Customer story: eD-ONLINE speeds up e-learning content with Tinify’s Web Pro

“Tinify helps users download content much faster. When we shrink image sizes by 70 to 80 percent, it really helps people in areas where internet connectivity isn’t as good as in urban areas.”

Chiang Loong Tan, Executive Director of eD-ONLINE

eD-ONLINE is a digital agency specializing in e-learning, gamification, corporate communication, and entertainment in Malaysia. They offer services across various platforms, including websites, desktops, thumb drives, and intranets. With a significant focus on e-learning, they often face the challenge of delivering image-heavy content over these platforms. To address this, eD-ONLINE subscribed to Web Pro, Tinify’s image compression online tool.

Key results

  • Improved download times: By integrating Tinify into their workflow, eD-ONLINE saw remarkable improvements in download times for their e-learning content. Image file sizes were reduced by up to 70% to 80%, making the content accessible even in rural areas with slow internet connections.
  • Efficient handling of high volume: With projects involving up to a thousand images per day and tens of thousands each month, Tinify’s service made image compression accessible, saving time and resources for eD-ONLINE.

Background: Enhancing download speeds through image compression

As eD-ONLINE expanded its services and created increasingly image-rich e-learning content, the need to optimize images for faster loading times and reduced bandwidth consumption became evident. Many of their clients’ users, especially in rural areas, faced slow or unreliable internet connections. To maintain a seamless learning experience, it was crucial to ensure that image file sizes were as small as possible.

Chiang Loong Tan, the Executive Director of eD-ONLINE, came across Tinify while looking for the perfect image compression solution:

“A few years back we had a particular e-learning project involving all public schools in Malaysia,  including those in rural areas where the internet at the time was quite slow. So we needed to compress our images in order to reduce the time it took visitors to download this content.”

Solution: Tinify’s Web Pro for easy content download and better user experience

Tinify stood out as the most suitable option to address their specific needs. The service offered an efficient way to compress images, reducing their file sizes while maintaining quality.

“We handle a substantial number of images. For instance, in some of our active projects, we optimize around a thousand images per day. So we use Tinify extensively, especially in our e-learning projects, to reduce the size of image files.”

Chiang Loong Tan, Executive Director of eD-ONLINE

Tan says that Tinify has made a significant difference in their projects. He used a recent initiative as an example, which involved downloading an e-learning package for iPads across the APAC region, known for its different internet speeds. According to him, Tinify’s image compression played a vital role in ensuring smooth access to content, regardless of the location:

“Tinify helps users download content much faster. When we shrink image sizes by 70 to 80 percent, it really helps people in areas where internet connectivity isn’t as good as in urban areas.”

Chiang Loong Tan, Executive Director of eD-ONLINE

Tan ends by saying that Tinify has improved user experience and made content distribution more seamless for eD-ONLINE by helping them deal with slow internet and huge image files. In his words, “We’re very satisfied with Tinify, and it has become an essential tool for our image optimization needs”


eD-ONLINE‘s success in optimizing e-learning content with Tinify demonstrates the tangible benefits of image compression. By addressing the challenge of slow internet connections and large image files, eD-ONLINE has enhanced the accessibility of its content, resulting in improved user experiences, particularly in rural areas. As they continue to expand their services, Tinify remains a valuable partner in ensuring efficient content delivery.

Is the combination of sluggish internet speed and oversized images causing roadblocks for your business? Embrace efficiency by compressing your images using Tinify’s Web Pro or API, or step into the fast lane with Tinify CDN.

Customer story: Web development agency TheGuy optimizes websites with Tinify’s Web Pro

“I found that Tinify’s Web Pro worked exceptionally well for our needs. It just became a part of our workflow.” 

Guy Walder, Founder of TheGuy

TheGuy is a web development provider offering a wide range of services from complex web development to custom web-based software solutions. As a company dedicated to delivering high-performance websites and systems, they signed up for Tinify’s Web Pro subscription to compress images, consequently enhancing website loading speeds for their clients.

Key results

  • Loading time reduction: Tinify’s Web Pro subscription significantly decreased website loading times for TheGuy’s clients.
  • Integration into workflow: Tinify seamlessly integrated into TheGuy’s workflow since 2017, becoming a fundamental part of their toolkit for web development and image optimization.

Background: Stumbling upon Tinify’s image compression tool

TheGuy was founded by Guy Walder, an engineer and developer with a background in managing information systems, and over time, the company expanded to twelve more people.

As TheGuy delved into more complex web development projects, they learned that optimizing images was a crucial aspect of enhancing website performance, particularly for clients with extensive content and numerous images:

“Image optimization wasn’t something I knew about from the start. It was a client who pointed out the need for website optimization. One of the main issues we identified was image size and weight. While exploring solutions, I stumbled upon Tinify, and I was immediately impressed by its capabilities.”

Guy Walder, Founder of TheGuy

Tinify’s drag-and-drop image compression tool impressed Guy with its capabilities, and he decided to sign up for Web Pro, a yearly subscription with limitless compressions. They have been using it since 2017: “I found it worked exceptionally well for our needs. It just became a part of our workflow.” 

Solution: Tinify’s role in image optimization and website performance

TheGuy adopted a comprehensive approach to image optimization, recognizing its often underestimated importance among customers:

“It’s challenging to persuade clients to invest the time in image optimization. Although we highly recommend uploading appropriately sized images, many clients continue to upload large, high-resolution images unnecessarily. This leads to slower loading times, lower Page Speed scores, and negatively impacts user experience.”

This is why, before launching any website or system, they perform a thorough optimization process. This includes optimizing both PDF and image files. They use Tinify to compress images and then convert them to the WebP format. This meticulous process ensures that their client’s websites load quickly.

“Every instance of using Tinify has resulted in improved performance. Loading times have significantly decreased, with some extreme cases of websites going from a 20-second load time to just 2-3 seconds. While Tinify plays a role in this improvement, it’s also a combination of clean and scrupulous coding practices and other optimization tools like WP Rocket and Lightspeed”.

Guy Walder, Founder of TheGuy


In 2017, TheGuy, a digital solutions provider, opted for Tinify’s Web Pro subscription to compress images. They assist clients in optimizing their websites, specifically addressing problems related to oversized images. Tinify is a crucial tool in their arsenal, contributing to substantial improvements in loading times. Some websites have seen load times reduced from 20 seconds to just 2-3 seconds, with additional support from tools like WP Rocket and Lightspeed, ultimately enhancing the overall user experience.

Want to improve your website speed? Try out Tinify’s web interface for free before signing up to Web Pro.