Support » Plugin: ShortPixel Image Optimizer » Upgraded to 5 stars. Now retains color profile, optional metadata

  • Update 09-29-2016

    The best choice. It just works, clean interface, optionally retains originals, everything you could want.

    Update 05-12-2016

    Upgraded to 5 stars. Now retains image color profile information. Metadata inclusion is optional. ShortPixel is the best overall image optimization solution.

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    Very good compared to all the others I have tried (Kraken, EWWW, Imsanity, and several more).

    Pricing is excellent, interface clear and easy to use.

    I especially like the feature that saves the original image in a separate folder, which using other apps, can be excluded from backups and even copied to an external destination. If your site needs to be re-built for 4K displays down the road, you won’t have to hunt down the original images. Especially useful for blogs with multiple contributors who may not have any organized means to save their uploads for future use. Nice!

    So it’s the best of both worlds: keep the originals + dramatically reduced file sizes.

    One IMPORTANT missing feature: Shortpixel does not provide an option to retain metadata.

    That’s vital to many users that actually care about color profiles (how the image renders in various browsers), copyright information, camera information, search image optimization keywords!, and the myriad of useful information within the metadata.

    Metadata retention should be the default, with a check-the-box option to strip it out. But I can live with the default to strip out metadata too. Either way, users that want it can keep it, those that don’t can make it go away.

    Everybody’s happy!

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  • Plugin Author ShortPixel

    (@shortpixel)

    Michael,
    thank you for taking the time to write such a detailed review.

    As far as I can understand the issue with color profiles affects only a fraction of the web population (e.g. https://fstoppers.com/education/how-your-web-browser-affects-way-colors-are-rendered-77241) while removing this info saves a significant amount of data from each and every image.
    So in my opinion it is a good compromise for 99%+ of the web users.

    Anyway, your idea was noted and we’ll try to implement it soon.

    Thank you for your support,
    Alex

    As a professional photographer setting up my first WP site, I’m looking for a compressing plugin that does the job well AND allows me to have the metadata remain within the images, especially the copyright information and keywords (IPTC-data). When you have this option available, you’ll have a new customer 🙂

    Best regards,
    Jon

    Plugin Author ShortPixel

    (@shortpixel)

    Thank you for your feedback Jon,
    we’ll definitely add this feature soon.

    In the meantime if you want you could just send me the images and I could optimize them while keeping that data. Or just contact me over email so I let you know when the feature was added.

    Thank you,
    Alex

    @proeventmedia My understanding is that metadata retention is on the way. I’ve used ShortPixel for few weeks now — I’m happy. Combines the best features of Imsanity, EWWW, Kraken, etc. at a nice price with a straightforward interface. Support has been great.

    @shortpixel The copyright and keyword data is super-important. As a local search consultant, I also want to see any geo-tags preserved (GPS data, latitude, longitude, etc). Lightroom users can easily embed geo data from the Library / Metadata and Map tabs. It’s very common and helpful in many situations.

    Plugin Author ShortPixel

    (@shortpixel)

    Thank you for the extra details Michael,
    we’ll make the changes and then get back to you if you don’t mind for testing.

    Thank you for your support,
    Alex

    @shortpixel Sure, happy to test.

    Plugin Author ShortPixel

    (@shortpixel)

    We just posted the plugin update which has the option to keep EXIF and ICC color profile data 🙂

    Thank you for your support,
    Alex

    Latest version keeps ICC Profiles and provides the option to exclude EXIF data. Now five stars! *****

    Plugin Author ShortPixel

    (@shortpixel)

    I’m glad you like it Michael but I can still see only 4 stars for your review 🙂

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