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Original Image Handler


This plugin let’s you upload images to the gallery. It will resize to big images and remove the original by default.
It will also convert BMP files to JPEG file formats to save disk space.

You can configure the settings under “Media -> Image handler”. Here you can set the default values for the resizing and converting to BMP.
On the media upload page you can select if the original needs to be resized or not, this will temporarly override the default setting.
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  • Here you can change the settings of the Original Image Handler
  • The information tab where you can see how much diskspace you saved after activating the plugin.
  • There is also an extra bulk option on the Media > Library page.


  1. Extract the to /wp-content/plugins/
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
  3. Adjust the settings for your needs under “Media -> Image handler”


Can I bulk resize images?

Yes, in the Library there is an bulk action to resize multiple files at once. Keep in mind that this is an pretty heavy opperation for the server.

What is the minimum resize size?

The minimum resize size is 16 pixels (width and height)

Can I upload an image and keep the original size?

Yes, when you upload an image via the “Library -> Add New” you have an option that disables the resize for the time you are on the page.


How to Replace Native Image Handler w/ Simple Modal Image HandlerEn

Clicking an image in this release (v4.7.1 and v4.7.2) results in the display of the full-size image against a full-screen opaque black background. How can I replace this functionality with a simple enlarged image displayed modally…?

Theme: DIY Thesis 2.2.4.

I have installed several lightbox plugins and one calling itself “modal” all with the same result. Do I have to alter code to do this…?

Help anyone…!


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Contributors & Developers

“Original Image Handler” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.



Version 1.0.0

  • Official Release