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- Oct 5, 2019
Atm all images are embedded via the link that was entered. Depending on the used service the loading times are very very very different. A CDN that's a caching layer in the middle would solve this. A free service would be Image cache & resize service which is powered by the "endless" performance capabilities of Cloudflare - The Web Performance & Security Company | Cloudflare .
I already use it in nearly all my projects and it works. The simplest integration would be:
https://images.weserv.nl?url=https://example.com/image.jpg. This would keep the used file format and won't change anything. To improve performance the
&w= parameters could be used to reduce the size of all images to a reasonable value for a forum and use progressive/interlaced images. Because it uses the already existing URLs and not any storage it's the easiest image CDN to integrate that's possible.