Reduce file sizes for images within WordPress including NextGEN, GRAND FlAGallery and more. Uses jpegtran, optipng, pngout, and gifsicle.
Was looking for a great images optimizer since i run a website full of photo's
Started working great but stopped after 300 images
Had a problem due to a database error and the writer of this plug-in helped really fast to point out the error on my site and suggest a plugin that would solve this error
Now running smooth as silk trough all the optimized images
Works perfectly and so simple to use. I tries a few plugins but none worked with galleries already uploaded with nextgen, this is great.
I've been using this on a few sites now and it rocks! Recommending it to be used by most of my clients. Why even waste your time caching or using a CDN if you haven't first done this? Photoshop is great for doing a great deal of stuff but the image optimization I easily achieve on top of my photoshop optimization is stellar! I see reductions in file size (for already optimized images) by between 20-70% and the images look great.
p.s. always test and backup your installation. Things can go wrong anytime you are manipulating so much data. I did have a few posts where the links had to be fixed, out of thousands of compressions so far. So no biggie.
I have to say, I've tried others with limited success... this one AMAZED ME!!
Took a 1.6Mb image and crushed it to under 400Kb with almost no noticeable image quality loss... I was stunned.
I normally optimize everything in FireWorks to stay as lean as possible on responsive designed sites that are going to be accessed on Mobile Devices.
Of course the client doesn't even think about that, or what you told them when it comes to adding images and photo galleries (image and file size), they just go right ahead and load it up with big fat image files... not anymore!
Super handy, great work!
I seeking who build the "optimize" in "Appearance" sidebar... After press the button I just discover you had added function to optimize all images in currently active theme.
Especially optimize the theme have lots mix & various small icons image.
Thanks lots and fast response developer.
Super plugin - does what it says. Many thanks to the author.
Decided to put 5 stars as I use it on all my sites :-)
Very good plugin, trimmed my site load speed by 400ms.
Better than Smush.it
While trying to work my way through the issues pointed out by Google PageSpeed Insights, I found out about this plugin. It sped up my pageloads significantly! Thank you very much! (^___^)
After using Ewww for the first time I had trouble understanding why my Ewww image file size wasn't comparable to my "Save for web" Photoshop image file size. I'd start out with the same huge stock photo, run 1 copy through Photoshop, run 1 copy through Ewww, and then compare files sizes. In Photoshop I was scaling my image down proportionally to 1200px wide. I realized I also needed to do this with the huge images I uploaded to my media library. I had to go into the media library to edit image & scale it down to proportionally to 1200px wide (the max my theme allows). BINGO! When I compared the Ewww results they were very very close to my Photoshop "Save for web" results. Now, I have an easy solution for my clients to be able to optimize there own images without having to teach them too much! Excellent plugin!
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