Best WordPress Plugins To Optimize Images

By Faruque Ahamed Mollick

On a blogging site, images play a huge role. Images of a blog can present posts nicely to the readers and also improve the user experience in reading your content. Images help any website to make the site visually appealing, help to get traffic from image search, more share on social media and much more.

In a blog site, the image of a particular post first effect on readers mind. Several times you get visitors to your particular blog post just because the image attract someone’s attention and he starts reading the content.

But in other hand images on a site make the site slower. It increases the page loading time of a site. Website’s loading speed is now so important as Google also take it as a ranking factor. Slow loading site also not so user-friendly.

A large amount of page memory size taken by images on that page and even the total image size of a web page is more than the rest of the site content. So you must need to find a way to reduce memory size or optimize images on your WordPress site.

So what’s the solution? And how to control images on a self-hosted WordPress site?

Luckily some of the great image optimization plugins available for WordPress which you can use to reduce the memory size of your page. You don’t need any coding or programming knowledge to optimize images on your WordPress site.

WordPress plugins to optimize images

There are some great WordPress plugins available which can be used to optimize image size on your WordPress blog. Here are three great image optimizer plugins for WordPress that I have already tested:

Compress JPEG & PNG images

Compress JPEG & PNG images WordPress plugin will automatically optimize and reduce the size of new images during the uploading time. Also, you can optimize individual images already exist in your WP media library. Bulk optimization feature also available that can save lots of time for you.

using this plugin you can resize large original images by setting a maximum width and/or height. It also supports compression of animated PNG.

Some of the more other features of this plugin are:

  • This plugin can select which thumbnail sizes of an image may be optimized.
  • Multisite supported with a single API key.
  • Compatible with WooCommerce.
  • WP Retina 2x compatible.
  •  Compatible with WP Offload S3.
  • See your usage from the media settings and during bulk optimization.
  • Color profiles are automatically translated to the standard RGB color space.
  • Convert CMYK to RGB and thus it can save more memory space and maximize compatibility.
  • There are no limits of image file size

EWWW Image Optimizer

EWWW Image Optimizer is also a WordPress plugin that will automatically optimize your images as you upload them to your blog.

The plugin can optimize the already uploaded images in your WordPress media library also, convert any images automatically to the file format that can produce the smallest image size, and optionally apply lossy compression to achieve huge savings for PNG and JPG images.

Smush Image Compression and Optimization

Smush Image Compression and Optimization WordPress plugin is a nice plugin to optimize your images on your site. from the name, you can guess it’s functionality in a WordPress site.

This plugin will nicely compress and optimize any image on your WordPress site. You just need to set maximum width and height and images will scale by reducing the size. The plugin uses WPMU DEV’s servers to smush every single image quickly and cuts all the unnecessary data without slowing down your site.

 

At the end, I want to inform you that there are some more image optimizer plugins available for WordPress which can improve the page loading speed of your WordPress site by reducing image size. But in this article, I have discussed those plugins that I like most within all of those that I have already used.

Please also share your experience with me if you have used any of those plugins I have discussed here and also if you have used any other image optimizer plugin that I have not mentioned here in this article.