Imsanity automatically resizes huge image uploads. Are contributors uploading huge photos? Tired of manually scaling? Imsanity to the rescue!
Imsanity is a plugin that automatically resizes uploaded images that are larger than the configured max width/height
Activating Imsanity will not alter any existing images. Imsanity resizes images as they are uploaded so it does not affect existing images unless you specifically use the "Bulk Image Resize" feature on the Imsanity settings page. The "Bulk Image Resize" feature allows you to selectively resize existing images.
Imsanity doesn't search your file system to find large files, instead it looks at the "metadata" in the WordPress media library database. When you upload files, WordPress stores all of the information about the image.
WordPress uses the GD library to handle the image manipulation. GD can be installed and configured to support various types of images. If GD is not configured to handle a particular image type then you will get this message when you try to upload it. For more info see http://php.net/manual/en/image.installation.php
Photos taken on any modern camera and even most cellphones are too large for display full-size in a browser. In the case of modern DSLR cameras, the image sizes are intended for high-quality printing and are ridiculously over-sized for display on a web page.
Imsanity allows you to set a sanity limit so that all uploaded images will be constrained to a reasonable size which is still more than large enough for the needs of a typical website. Imsanity hooks into WordPress immediately after the image upload, but before WordPress processing occurs. So WordPress behaves exactly the same in all ways, except it will be as if the contributor had scaled their image to a reasonable size before uploading.
The size limit that imsanity uses is configurable. The default value is large enough to fill the average vistors entire screen without scaling so it is still more than large enough for typical usage.
You might not want to use Imsanity if you use WordPress as a stock art download site, provide high-res images for print or use WordPress as a high-res photo storage archive. If you are doing any of these things then most likely you already have a good understanding of image resolution.
When an image is uploaded WordPress keeps the original and, depending on the size of the original, will create up to 3 smaller sized copies of the file (Large, Medium, Thumbnail) which are intended for embedding on your pages. Unless you have special photographic needs, the original usually sits there unused, but taking up disk quota.
Imsanity is short for "Image Sanity Limit" A sanity limit is a term for limiting something down to a size or value that is reasonable. Imsanity girl cuts because you drive her insane by uploading unecessarily large images for no good reason.
Requires: 2.9 or higher
Compatible up to: 3.9
Last Updated: 2013-12-12
2 of 12 support threads in the last two months have been resolved.
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