This plugin hasn’t been updated in over 2 years. It may no longer be maintained or supported and may have compatibility issues when used with more recent versions of WordPress.

NextGEN Gallery Image Optimizer


This is a WordPress plugin for people who use the most popular NextGEN gallery and do care about website optimization,
speed and page score. It should serve as a swiss-knife for image optimization for your website.

Result: Your WordPress blog will load much faster ! Google Page Speed will recognize all your images as 100% optimized, which will give you better score and page rank.

In this version that means:

  • Much faster loading of images (check Settings tab, turn on 85/100 + progressive check boxes)
  • Better page speed score for your website
  • Leads to overall better SEO site score and ranking


  • NextGEN, the most pouplar WordPress gallery
  • WordPress Media Library (in commerical version)
  • Active theme images optimization (in commercial version)


  • Optimize all images in NextGEN Gallery (including thumbnails)
  • Automatic images optimization in NextGEN WordPress Gallery Plugin:

    • on image upload
    • on thumbnail generation
    • on thumbnail edit or rotate action
  • Check out the video for commercial plugin features:


Copyright: CodeHub Inc.

This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation; either version 2 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.

This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public License for more details.

You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License along with this program; if not, write to the Free Software Foundation, Inc., 51 Franklin St, Fifth Floor, Boston, MA 02110-1301 USA


  1. Download, upload and install .zip under Plugins >> Add New > Upload, and activate the NextGEN Gallery Image Optimizer WordPress plugin.
  2. From your WordPress Dashboard, go to Tools > NextGen Gallery Image Optimizer > Follow the on-screen cues.

That’s it … have fun! For more information, feel free to visit the official website at or watch demo video at


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Contributors & Developers

“NextGEN Gallery Image Optimizer” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.



v1.2 01.01.2014 – added lossy optimization to 85/100 and progressive transformation
v1.1 01.11.2013 – minor bug fixes (improper use of $wpdb->prepare())
v1.0 13.07.2013