Tableau Desktop, Graphic design Jpeg quality, and the experiment no one needs to do now that it’s done. Part 1 of 20.

Thanks for checking out my Tableau desktop experiment, utilizing photoshop, Tableau Desktop, and Tableau public to offer slideshows of jpegs.

I’ve been doing Tableau Consulting for the past many years, and a business intelligence consultant! Now, founder of a few companies!

10% quality has a haze around fine lines. Sometimes Jpeg optimization works good, and other times it looks bad. Our experiment generates a simple chunk of content to be offered in a form of a shortlink listed below.

A little about me, Tyler Garrett, Founder of

You can follow me on to keep up with my latest business updates, I own a few.

I’ve traveled all around the globe solving problems.

Every blip is a new engagement. Color is brighter the more employees they have. Yep, built this in Tableau desktop!

So, a little more about me and why I believe I can help you improve your technology optimization.

a) You can find me on Yahoo Finance in my last Press Release. 
b) I write deep tech tutorials and have people reading those tutorials every hour of every day on my personal tech company
c) You can learn more about Tableau Desktop here.
d) I’ve been featured in PMI —
f) If you have a cellphone you’re impacted by my big data solution and visualizations used by ever major cellphone company in the world.

You’re probably familiar with this commercial? I was the key to 99% optimization and 99% decrease in hardware costs/usage. Managed a massive team at the Nielsen company, and helped proliferate further revenue generation.

Okay, now you know about me, I’m going to write about something I’ve wanted to do for years.

Optimizing jpegs or pngs on your website or Tableau desktop is crucial to speed tests, and user appreciation.

Optimizing jpegs or pngs can be straight forward.

I use photoshop to lower the quality and I do it a bunch of times to offer a simple side by side comparison for anyone who needs to explain it, learn it, or teach it.

We will be using this as a part of our internal wiki and it’s rather exciting to share the hard work through out this week.

95% jpeg quality with my beautiful boy staring back at you. Notice the fine details and edges have a zero pixilation. That’s ideal when using real life images.

In our experiment we have a slew of ‘photographer’ images that my wife and I take everywhere we go.

Please note, jpegs have different qualities sizes, and I demonstrate multiple mediums to offer a viable resource to everyone — everyone that builds content will one day need to understand optimization.

Png’s are great for basic images without a lot of color or detail. Like flaticon.

All of these images are perfect for PNG. If it’s real life photos, go with jpeg.

If you need to use a standard flat icon. Check out and tell me how much better your life will be after finding this website.

The unthinkably time consume experiment to show different qualities of photos!

I did the unthinkable. I spent a few days manually processing 100+ images in different qualities, to generate a simple side by side comparison for web developers to use with their customers.

It took awhile, my hands are tired, and I’ve been wanting to have an option to show customers when they ask about optimization of images on the web!

I’ve generated shortlinks, in different formats, and offered them here for you to share with your clients, internally with your team, or with your mates.

The goal is to see how far the project can go, and I’m interested to come back ten years from now to see the Graphic design jpeg quality experiment has a few nested locations.

0% jpeg quality. Full of grains, not the best on the eyes, for a detailed picture of this size, I would highly recommend going higher than 0%. If you have to squint to see details, it’s too fuzzy!

If this image was going to be a small thumbnail, sure I’d let this 0% slide. And I wouldn’t mind if it sized down on it’s own. The file size for 0% quality at 500x500 is generally 10–15kb.

Here’s my folder structure for this workload. Luckily Photoshop does a good job of handling the bulk export, and the file size is low enough that on a dashboard on Tableau public, it’s extremely fast and responsive.

I remember watching a new consultant struggle for 4+months optimizing dashboards, telling the client it was the SQL, and spin an utter spider web.

Optimize those flashy pictures and start seeing end users click around a lot more!

Working with jpeg quality in graphic design is important on the web, and in Tableau Desktop.

Being the only Tableau Consultancy with a website service offering, we are the only consultancy offering extremely optimized dashboards.

Also considering most people in my industry don’t have a degree in data, it’s easy to step into any data environment and drop some major wisdom.

After 2 decades of programming and 1 decade of data solutions — I get to work with companies like GoPro, Kroger, and The Nielsen company… And 100+ more.

You might recognize some of the companies I’ve built data architecture, dashboards, data solutions and inventions for all of them! And now 2.2million employees are impacted by my solutions, daily.

Finding the right quality for the right image.

Here is a zero percent jpeg quality, 0% jpeg quality is generally never the right answer, unless the image is MASSIVE.

If that’s the case, I encourage to change the size of the image to the size it will be rendered on the web, or on the dashboard in Tableau Desktop.

Only heavily detailed photos carried >15kb.

Here’s the direct link to a slide show of images taken by my wife and I.

Interested in sharing this with your client, friend, or mate who is learning?

If you’d like to share it, here are a few variations of the link.

Please use what every variation will entice your end user to click it!

The long link —

Here’s the shortlink —

Here’s the shortlink—

Last but not least,—

Lol that title: “Tableau Desktop, Graphic design Jpeg quality, and the experiment no one needs to do now that it’s done.”