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Grunt Cookbook by Jurie-Jan Botha

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Optimizing images

In this recipe, we'll make use of the contrib-imagemin (0.9.4) plugin to decrease the size of images by compressing them as much as possible without compromising on their quality. This plugin also provides a plugin framework of its own, which is discussed at the end of this recipe.

Getting ready

In this example, we'll work with the basic project structure we created in the Installing Grunt on a project recipe in Chapter 1, Getting Started with Grunt. Be sure to refer to it if you are not yet familiar with its contents.

How to do it...

The following steps take us through configuring a task that will compress an image for our project.

  1. We'll start by installing the package that contains the contrib-imagemin plugin as per the instructions ...

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