Best Image Optimizers play a vital role, while you are speeding up your WordPress blog. Because optimize images are easy for your users to digest.
Images are good because they can easily describe anything. But, images are the best, when they are optimized and load faster with a great quality.
That’s what image optimizers do!
We just upload images, but, we should optimize those images too. Because, a blog/site have images and they are the big portion of a blog/site.
Unoptimized images are large by size and make a site slower. Because bigger size needs more time to be loaded. Using image optimizer for your WordPress blog can save your day.
There is some pretty good freemium image optimizer for WordPress, in this post, you will know about only the best image optimizers for WordPress!
Imagify Image Optimizer
Honestly saying, Imagify is love! As i am using WP Rocket as a caching plugin, i saw the suggestion of Imagify from that plugin. As WP Rocket and Imagify are developed by the same company, so, I thought I must give a try.
And, guess what, I was so charmed at first use. This is what i was searching for and finally, i got that. I said it to myself.
Though this is a freemium plugin, the free version did everything for me and i am satisfied.
Let me tell you the features of Imagify:
- Create an account on their site and connect the plugin with an API.
- If you haven’t use any image optimizer for optimizing your images, you can use bulk optimizer.
- This plugin will automatically optimize new images while uploading.
- This plugin will optimize everything, from small thumbnail to featured images.
- There is three level of compression available. Normal is a lossless compression, the quality will be same, even after compressing. Aggressive is a lossy compression. There will be a tiny loss in quality after compressing. Ultra is a lossy compression algorithm.
To me, Imagify is the best image optimizer for WordPress till now. And, I am happy with the service and not even thinking to change this plugin.
Smush Image Compression and Optimization
This is a 100% free and the most downloaded WordPress image optimizer also the most rated image optimizer in WordPress plugin directory.
This is an award-winning plugin, that can resize your images, optimize them or compress them. Resizing is really easy in this p[lugin. Just set max height and width, all images will be resized to that size.
The plugin will optimize each and every image you will upload in future or you added to your site. Also, this plugin is compatible with the most popular library/gallery plugins.
Bulk smush can optimize 50 images at a time, which is pretty much as they are providing fully free service. But, they won’t minimize the quality of images as they do lossless compression./
- Advanced lossless compression
- Optimizes any image in any directory
- Supports popular gallery/library plugins
- Bulk optimization
- Global and individual setting for multisite.
- Asynchronously auto-smush your new uploads
EWWW Image Optimizer
EWWW image optimizer is one of the most downloaded WordPress image optimizers and also a pretty good plugin to optimize the unoptimized images.
You can optimize all images you uploaded to your site and all newly uploaded images will be optimized, with this plugin. This plugin can also optimize all images uploaded by any plugins.
Though the dashboard is not so user-friendly, it works really fine. Bulk optimization also available in this plugin. If your site has an image gallery and you are using a plugin such as FOOGALLERYT, NEXTGEN GALLERY OR NEXTCELLENT GALLERY, you can optimize all images using EWWW image optimizer.
Let’s focus on the main features:
- Paid API available
- Bulk optimization
- Lossless compression
- Supports image gallery plugins
- PDF compression
- GIF compression
Way2enjoy Image Optimizer
Way2enjoy is a rising image optimizer and I am pretty sure, it will dominate in near future.
It’s not only an image compressor, it’s an optimizer and a good resizer. First of all, the user interface of the plugin charmed me. It’s simply awesome. Because, everything is available on the dashboard and clearly visible.
All options are available there. You can easily optimize your unoptimized images, resize your large images with this plugin.
To take optimization to a next level, this plugin also supports mp3, pdf, and SVG compression. One click and all images will be optimized. It’s really fun, trust me.
- SEO friendly image optimization
- Optimize images, pdf, mp3, and SVG files.
- Bulk image optimization
- Optimize all images from thumbnails to featured images.
Though this plugin is very popular and has more than 50,000 active installations, this one has a limitation.
If you have a lot of images this plugin will suck. Because, you will be able to optimize only 100 images per month with the free plan. So, if you have fewer images, it will be suitable for you.
This plugin can do lossy or lossless compression. You can optimize all types of images, pdf, and GIF with this awesome plugin.
This plugin worked fine for me, no complaint about the service.
- No size limits
- Lossy/lossless compression
- Compress images, pdf, and GIF.
- 100 credits per month.
Which one you are using? Or, which one you will use? Am i missing any plugin worth using? Comment below and let me know.