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WP image quality and workflow (use save for web?) (3 posts)

  1. bibbli
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Ok...suppose you're like me and:

    -Baffled that WP re-compresses a lossy jpg into another lossy jpg upon upload and b/c of that...
    -Want to establish a workflow that includes theme-appropriate cropping and using save for web for every image uploaded, maximizing load time for a mobile ready site. That said...

    Is it best to preview and reduce quality as needed in photoshop, then upload? Perhaps after forcing WP to retain 100% quality (via a function) to minimize the effects of the 2nd round of compression?

    Or is it best to do the complete opposite and have WP set the compression at 70-ish percent? I've looked into the ewww plugin but haven't noticed a setting to specify a quality percentage. One would think it would be ideal to upload a lossless image format, then set WP to compress it in a specific way.

    I hope someone wiser than I can shed some light, I'd like to do this right the first time. Thanks!

  2. martcol
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I don't know much about this myself but there's a short tip on setting default image compression in this article. http://wp.smashingmagazine.com/2013/09/26/powerful-wordpress-tips-and-tricks/

    Hope it helps

  3. bibbli
    Posted 2 years ago #


    BTW, meant to say "minimize load time".

    I'm really surprised there isn't more about this somewhere, seeing as image handling and load time is so fundamental to WP.

    Really? Nobody can shed any light?

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