Do I really have to go in and optimize every single image again??
Also, just a side note, I originally optimized because I noticed that my prototype was extremely slow. I went through the painstaking task of optimizing every single image in the design (30+ artboards) to try and remedy the slow loads. Didn't seem to help at all. Is this why? Because Adobe is adding weight to every image?
I actually found that post before I created my post and it does not resolve my issue. I have been exporting with the selection (designed at 1x). My issue is that Adobe XD is adding file weight to my images when I export. The dimensions of the image are fine (although the cropping is certainly annoying).
You can see from the screenshot that I shared that XD actaull drastically cut the dimensions of the photo (through the crop), but still found a way to quadruple the file weight.
The issue is that, as I'm handing this over to the developers, they're building my site with much heavier images than I ever wanted them to have. So I've been going in and re-optimizing every single image and reuploading to the site which is obviously a waste of time if Adobe XD has a better way of exporting.
Appreciate your help thus far. Let me know if you have any other questions for me.