SMNTCS Deactivate image compression


Deactivate the WordPress default image compression which got introduced with WordPress 2.5.


By default, WordPress compress every uploaded image by 90%. In combination with other image optimisation tools, this can lead to pixelated images. This plugin deactivates the default image compression to avoid this issue.


  1. Upload smntcs-deactivate-image-compression to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory.
  2. Activate the plugin through the Plugins menu in WordPress.


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1.8 (2023.10.15)

  • Test up to WP 6.4

1.7 (2022.12.03)

  • Test up to WP 6.1

1.6 (2022.05.29)

  • Test up to WP 6.0

1.5 (2022.04.21)

  • Test up to WP 5.8

1.4 (2021.12.30)

  • Test up to WP 5.8

1.3 (2021.04.26)

1.2 (2020.05.03)

1.1 (2019.12.27)

1.0 (2019.07.10)

  • Initial release