5 Best Image Compression Plugins for WordPress

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Hi, friends, how are you? I am fine. Today, I will tell you about 5 Best Image Compression Plugins for WordPress. This article is for those who don’t aware of this. Before starting this tutorial, at first, we know about What Image Compression is.

What is Image Compression?

Image Compression is minimizing the size in bytes of a graphics file without losing the quality of the image. The image is compressed for displaying on the web in forums or blogs or for sending by email.

There are so many problems of using the high-resolution images. It takes huge time for loading the site. As a result, it can drastically slow down your website. As a result, reduce your website’s Google page rank (SEO) and also reduce the visitors. So, it’s a time to reduce the size in bytes of a graphics file without losing the quality of the image for using on your website to speed up and rank your website higher on the Google Page rank (SEO) and will get more visitors.

Here is a list of 5 best image compression plugins for WordPress.


  1. TinyPNG: TinyPNG is one of the best online image compression site. It is a smart PNG and JPEG compression site. It uses lossy compression to reduce the size of the high-resolution image. The logo of this site is PANDA. TinyPNG is very useful for its widely supported format. The format uses compression, but your image quality will not lose. To shrink your images, you can use TinyPNG in your sites and apps. It will use less bandwidth and load faster. It is supported on every browser. The file produced by TinyPNG are showed perfectly and accurately on every browser.

Characteristics:

  • Automatic compression for new images.
  • Supports JPEG & PNG files only.
  • Bulk optimization.
  • Resize image feature.
  • Convert CMYK to RGB.
  • Single API can be used for multiple sites.
  • No file size limits.

For a free account, you can optimize and compress 500 images per month.

And for paid account, you can optimize and compress 10000 images costs $85.50.

Visit Official Site: https://tinypng.com/

  1. EWWW Image Optimizer: It is another popular image compression plugin. To use it, you have to install this plugin. After installing the plugin, it automatically compresses the image when you upload the picture. It also optimizes JPG, JPEG, WEBP, or GIF files.

Pointed to be noted that for optimization process this plugin directly connects to your server and instead of running on it third party server. As a result, it makes the optimization process faster and you can optimize and compress images hundreds of times in just a few minutes. EWWW Image Optimizer also offers a cloud optimization feature. It enables you to apply lossy reductions for bigger reductions in file size.

Characteristics:  

  • Fast Optimization
  • Bulk optimize all your existing images with one click.It offers both lossless and lossy image compression in
  • It offers both lossless and lossy image compression in the free version.
  • Supported Formats: JPG, JPEG, GIF and webp files.
  1. ShortPixel: ShortPixel is another popular image compression site. It is both paid and free image compression and optimization website. For using this software, you need to get an API key. It will give you 100 free image optimization when it is over, and if you like it, then you have to buy its premium plan and the price of it approximately $5 to $30 per month. It is very easy to use and effective plugin.

Characteristics:

  • No file size limit.
  • Backup option available.
  • Supported Formats: JPG, JPEG, GIF and PDF docs.
  • It offers both lossless and lossy image compression in the free version.
  1. WP Smush: WP Smush is one of the popular image compression and optimising plugin of WordPress. With over million downloads, WP Smush is in a leading position. It is available both for free and premium models. For optimizing images, you have to go media library and select the image which you want to compress. Just click on the “Smush” button for starting optimizing process. This plugin uses an external server for image compression i.e. it does not consume the RAM or CPU of your server.

Characteristics:

  • 1 MB file size limit for the free version.
  • The free version can Bulk optimize only 50 images at once.
  • Supported Formats: JPEG, PNG and GIF.

It offers only lossless compression for the free version. Lossy compression is available only on the pro version.

  1. Imagify Image Optimizer: All of you know WP-Rocket, a well-known WordPress caching plugin. Imagify was created by the WP-Rocket. This plugin dramatically reduces image size without losing the image quality. It is a lossless compression algorithm. The image quality never is altered at all. With the free version, you are limited to 25 MB of images per month. (About 250 images).

Characteristics:

  • Supports JPG, PNG & GIF.
  • Resize images on the fly.
  • Resize based on percentage.
  • Support for PrestaShop, Magento, Shopify, and Joomla is coming soon.
  • Supported formats: JPG, PNG, and GIF.
  • Images above 5MB will only be compressed with the paid account.
  • For a free account, you will get 25 MB free for every month. When you sign up for it, then you will get 25 MB bonus.
  • For paid account, $4.99 for 1 GB of data for 10000 images.

It is very pretty. The method of using is very simple and easy like other plugins. You have to create a free account and get your API code. You just configure the settings for the first time, then you can be started using it. To compress thumbnails, you can also enable or disable the option.

Conclusion: There are also some of the image optimization plugins which are not mentioned in the above. These are: 6. CW Image Optimizer, 7. Imsanity, 8. Hammy, 9. PB Responsive Images, 10. Optimus, 11. ImageRecycle, 12. Kraken, 13. SEO Friendly Images, 14. Media File Renamer, 15. Lazy Load etc.  I think, now it’s your turn to pick up the right option of Image Optimization plugin. If I am at your position, I would choice TinyPNG. Though, all of the 5 are very good Image Optimization plugins. Let’s apply it. And tell me which one is your favourite Image Optimization plugin. Don’t forget to tell me. How is this tutorial? Please comment in our comment box. And please stay with us. If you stay with us, promise you, we never disappoint you. Thank you for reading my article.

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