Image Optimization. Best Image Optimizer Plugins For WordPress

There have been many researches about having images on web pages. Pages with images are more likely to be shared on social media. Users choose articles which contain images and get 94% more total views than articles without images. Pages that have at least one image perform better in organic search than pages without images.

The advantages of having images are evident, however, if they are not well-optimized, they may add several megabytes to your page load sizes and be extremely detrimental to your sites performance. Decreased site performance may lower your search engine rankings and provide a frustrating experience for users.

Image optimization can be very easy with WordPress plugins. Check out this list of the best image optimizer plugins in WordPress.

1 . ShortPixel Image Optimizer


This plugin makes your website load faster by resizing/rescaling and then compressing the images. Optimized images mean better user experience, better PageSpeed Insights results, as well sd better Google PageRank (SEO) and more visitors. Both lossy and lossless image compression are available for all common image types (JPG, PNG and GIF), plus PDF files. This plugin optimizes so far over 60M images from 32,000 different websites saving them more than 10 Petabytes of traffic.

2 . Winsite Image Optimizer


This plugin will compress your images for optimal file-size while keeping its quality (pretty much) intact, using the ImageOptim API. You may also process all of your old images retroactively using our dedicated tool, found under the Media section.

3 . WP Smush – Image Optimization


Large image files can be slowing down your site without you even knowing it. This plugin uses WPMU DEV’s super servers to quickly smush every single one of your images and cuts all the unnecessary data without slowing down your site. It  meticulously scans every image you upload – or have already added to your site – cuts all the unnecessary data and scales it for you before adding it to your media library.

4 . Image Optimizer


This plugin allows to use free Image optimization based on API. It provides image size reduction based on several advanced algorithms. The API accepts JPG, PNG and GIF files up to 5MB. It includes a bulk operation to optimize all your pictures in 2 clicks ! You can change your image optimization level to fit your needs! This service is used by thousands of websites on different CMS (Drupal, Joomla, Prestashop…).

5 . Kraken Image Optimizer


This plugin allows you to optimize and resize new and existing WordPress image uploads via Kraken Image Optimizer’s API. Both, lossless and intelligent lossy optimization modes are supported. Supported filetypes are JPEG, as well as PNG and GIF (including animated). Max file size limit is 32 MB.

6 . Optimus – WordPress Image Optimizer


This plugin reduces the file size of uploaded media files. Depending on the image and format, reductions in size up to 70% are possible. Several kilobytes may be saved per image—these savings contribute positively to the performance of the blog website. What’s most impressive about the compression technology is that the quality of the images is maintained—guaranteed.

7 . EWWW Image Optimizer


This is a WordPress plugin that will automatically optimize your images as you upload them to your blog. It may optimize the images that you have already uploaded, convert your images automatically to the file format that will produce the smallest image size, and optionally apply lossy compression to achieve huge savings for PNG and JPG images.

8 . ImageRecycle pdf & image compression


This plugin is highly configurable and you can choose media from any folder on your server. So it can work with all third party plugins including WooCommerce. Plus, you may of course optimize media from other folders (multiple site, other CMS…)

9 . Imagify Image Optimizer


This is the most advanced image compression tool, you can now use this power directly in WordPress. Once enabling it all your images including thumbnails and retina images from WP Retina x2 will be automatically optimized on the fly when you will add in into WordPress.

10 . WP ImageEngine Responsive Image Resizer


This is an intelligent image CDN for optimizing, compressing and resizing images. It will enhance your responsive images by enabling support for HTTP2, automatic webp conversion, Client Hints and more.

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One Comment

  1. Michał Jan Sławiński

    Great list! The best on the net, these are really helpfull plugins. I have used Hammy but it generates errors with some templates/new version of WP.

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