Welcome to part-6 of the series. As told in the earlier post, we need to install some plugins for using one of the main feature of Gatsby, which is image optimization in sites.
We need to install gatsby-source-filesystem first. This plugin is for using data into your Gatsby application, from local filesystem. In our case it will be images. The docs for the same can be found here.
As per the docs we need to npm install the plugin in our project directory.
So, head over to project directory and stop any gatsby develop, if it is running.
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When you see the output on your browser, you can see the About component displaying the same image. But what you see is an optimized image, which loads very fast on all screen with even slow internet speeds.
This completes part-6 of the series. You can find the code for the same in this link.