This has all being very helpful! Thanks.
So it's a very simple landing page, the only person uploading an image is me. I'm storing the images within an image folder inside the public folder and then viewing it with an img src tag. I did not know I could pre-process for the web, so I will give this a try.
I'm trying to compress 3 very high resolution images, because it is causing a huge load problem in my site. I discovered gulp-imagemin library, but it can only compress them so much. Any ideas on how to solve this with gulp/elixir? Or some other compressing tool?