• Resolved microberto


    Hi, today EWWW started converting my PNGs to JPG. I don’t have that setting set. Disabling the plugin makes it stop happening.

    I’ve tried checking the PNG to JPG setting, saving, then unchecking it and re-saving to “flush” the setting, but it did not work.

    Did something change? I’ve used this plugin successfully for years.


    PS: This is running in a Linux Nginx PHP7.2-fpm WordPress Installation

    • This topic was modified 5 years, 7 months ago by microberto.
    • This topic was modified 5 years, 7 months ago by microberto.
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  • Plugin Author nosilver4u


    EWWW IO will convert any image from PNG to JPG during upload if the following conditions are met, regardless of the settings on the Convert tab:
    1. The PNG image is over 300kb — that’s a good clue the image isn’t suited to be in the PNG format.
    2. The PNG image does not have transparency, since JPG doesn’t support it.
    3. Converting to JPG produces a smaller image.

    If you really think your images should remain in the PNG format, you can add this line to your wp-config.php file:


    If you aren’t the same person who requested support via the contact form, and you need further help, please use https://ewww.io/contact-us/

    • This reply was modified 5 years, 6 months ago by nosilver4u.

    Can you explain why this was enabled silently? I’ve been running the same configuration forever, and just had to spend time diagnosing what was going on.

    Points 1 and 3 should be decided on by the site owner, not the plugin. I upload PNG for a reason.

    Plugin Author nosilver4u


    It was enabled silently because it is in the best interests of the majority of sites to have this enabled by default. I’ve not found any reason so far to not have it enabled, but feel free to share your reasoning.

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