WPSSO Tune WP Image Editors – Sharpen Resized / Thumbnail Images for Better Social Shares and SEO

Description

Have you noticed that WordPress creates small images that seems a bit “fuzzy” — nothing like the nice sharp original you uploaded?

The reason is that after an image is resized, that image must be sharpened — but WordPress doesn’t do any sharpening, so the resized image remains a bit “fuzzy” — not what you want for a featured image or shared image on social sites! 😉

The WPSSO Tune WP Image Editors (aka WPSSO TIE) add-on provides this missing WordPress feature — it automatically applies a default amount of sharpening to all JPEG images resized by the WordPress ImageMagick editor.

Compatible with all image compression / optimization plugins:

Image sharpening / adjustments are applied during the WordPress image resize operation, so the resulting resized image / thumbnail can be optimized afterwards as usual.

Users Love the WPSSO TIE Add-on

★★★★★ — “This plugin helped me tune my images to look really good on social media. Great job!” – undergroundnetwork

WPSSO TIE Free / Standard Features

  • Extends the features of the WPSSO Core Free or Pro plugin.

  • Applies adjustments to resized images (aka thumbnails) using ImageMagick:

    • Enable or disable image adjustments / sharpening for resized images.
    • Uses a better compression quality of 92% (WordPress default is 82%).
    • Applies a default amount of sharpening values to all resized images.
  • Optionally select different primary / secondary image editor(s) for WordPress:

    • GD Only
    • GD and ImageMagick
    • ImageMagick Only
    • ImageMagick and GD (WordPress default)
  • Download the Free version from GitHub or WordPress.org.

WPSSO TIE Pro / Additional Features

  • Extends the features of WPSSO Core Pro (requires an active and licensed WPSSO Core Pro plugin).

  • Optionally fine-tune the image filter priority and image adjustment options:

    • Modify the default ‘image_make_intermediate_size’ filter hook priority.
    • Enable / disable contrast leveling.
    • Increase / decrease the compression quality percentage.
    • Adjust sharpening values individually (sigma, radius, amount, threshold).

WPSSO Core Plugin Prerequisite

WPSSO Tune WP Image Editors (aka WPSSO TIE) is an add-on for the WPSSO Core Plugin (Free or Pro version). The WPSSO TIE Pro add-on uses WPSSO Core Pro features and requires an active and licensed WPSSO Core Pro plugin.

Screenshots

  • WPSSO TIE settings page to select the default WordPress image editors (Free version).

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Contributors & Developers

“WPSSO Tune WP Image Editors – Sharpen Resized / Thumbnail Images for Better Social Shares and SEO” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

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Changelog

Version Numbering

Version components: {major}.{minor}.{bugfix}[-{stage}.{level}]

  • {major} = Major structural code changes / re-writes or incompatible API changes.
  • {minor} = New functionality was added or improved in a backwards-compatible manner.
  • {bugfix} = Backwards-compatible bug fixes or small improvements.
  • {stage}.{level} = Pre-production release: dev < a (alpha) < b (beta) < rc (release candidate).

Free / Standard Version Repositories

Changelog / Release Notes

Version 1.2.1 (2018/10/26)

  • New Features
    • None.
  • Improvements
    • Moved the add-on activation / settings change notice to the add-on settings page.
  • Bugfixes
    • None.
  • Developer Notes
    • None.