7 best WordPress Image Optimizer : 80% website speed improved

Heavy image files can slow down your website speed which in turn lead to low search engine ranking and less audience. To solve this problem WordPress image optimizer can compress your image to save space with or without losing image quality. Image compression can save disk space, bandwidth and speed up your site for visitors. Below we have collected a list of some useful WordPress image optimizer.

All of these WordPress plug-ins are in the official WordPress.org directory and distributed free of charge under the GPL. But some of them use external paid services to compress the image.

7 best WordPress Image Optimizers

1. WP Smush

WP Smush - Image OptimizationWP Smush developed by WPMU DEV, and uses an external service for image compression. Immediately after activating the plugin offers to compress all existing files in your library, and automatically begins to compress the newly uploaded image. At the time of writing in this plugin more than 400 million active installations. And we also use WP Smush to optimize our website pictures.

Note that the free version of the plugin does have some limitations, such as maximum file size 1 megabyte, it can only compress 50 images at a time etc.

The paid version don’t have those limitations but it cost $49 per month. They are also offering 14 free trial and 50% for a limited time.

Download Free Version | Get the Pro Version


2. EWWW Image Optimizer

EWWW wordpress Image Optimizer

EWWW Image Optimizer uses optipng, pngquant, jpegtran, and other free tools for efficient compression of images. These functions are included in the distribution in the form of plug-in executable files and run the plugin via PHP function exec(), which many web hosting providers disabled for safety reasons.

There is also a paid version available for EWWW WordPress Image Optimizer, which is somewhat similar to WP Smush. It uses an external service for compression and optimization which is more compatible with the hosting sites and does not create additional load time on your server. The cost of compression is – 0.5 cents per image for the first 1,000.

Free Download | Cloud Version


3. TinyPNG/TinyJPG

TinyPNG wordpress image optimizer

TinyPNG originally started out as an online service and APIs for developers to compress PNG images. Then TinyPNG developers created a version for JPEG images, and plugins for WordPress and Magento to automatically compress all the downloaded images using their online service.

The plug is enough to get an API key from TinyPNG site. It allows you to compress up to 500 images per month free of charge, as a rule, with all the miniatures, enough for 100 media files to WordPress. Paid access to the API starts at $ 0.009 per image.



4. Resize Image After Upload

Resize Image After UploadThis WordPress Plugin Resize Image After Upload automatically reduces the size of the downloaded images in WordPress, and stores instead of the originals pictures. This can significantly save disk space for those who often uses files from digital cameras. You can specify maximum image size and it will do the rest.



5. ShortPixel WordPress Image Optimizer

ShortPixel wordpress Image OptimizerShortPixel Image Optimizer is another WordPress plugin for image optimization. The free plan includes compression of up to 100 images per month and paid version start at $ 5 per 5,000 files per month. The plugin also allows you to restore the original at any time.



6. Kraken Image Optimizer

Kraken Image OptimizerKraken.io is very fast and very good quality image compression can do both lossly and lossless image optimization. Their plugin integrates a media library service with WordPress so that you can easily compress new and existing images. It is available for both WordPress and Magento CMS.

The free version of this plugin only allows it 100 megabytes image optimization per month. Paid Subscriptions start at $5 for 500 megabytes per month.



7. Imagify

Imagify wordpress image optimizer

Imagify is a service from the creators of the popular WordPress caching plugin WP Rocket, and well integrated into WordPress. Its trial version only supports 25 megabytes image optimization and paid version start at $ 5 per 1 GB of data per month, which is enough to compress 10,000 images according to the developer.


There are plenty more WordPress image compressor plugins which didn’t make this list. It is also worth mentioning that some hosting and CDN providers, or reverse proxy (such as CloudFlare, Incapsula, etc.) automatically compresses transmitted images and other files on the fly.

Do you use any WordPress image optimizer tools in your website WordPress? If so, what? Share your opinion in the comments below.

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