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WordPress Optimize Images Plugins report, provides information on the following plugins EWWW Image Optimizer, Compress JPEG and WP Smush more to come.

Last Updated: November 19, 2018

Latest News: I have updated the changelog.

When you add images to your site, your images will be of different sizes and weight. These images can be heavy and slow down the loading of your site when viewed in the browser. That can also affect the performance, speed and to some degree it can also affect your sites SEO. The best action you can take is to optimize the images before you load them to your site, however most of you won’t do this. That is when a good image optimizing plugin can help you.

Note: Optimizing images reduces the size and weight and improves the loading speed.

The following list of plugins will help you optimize the image sizes and weight.

  • EWWW Image Optimizer
  • Compress JPEG & PNG images
  • WP Smush – Image Optimization
  • Imsanity
  • Regenerate Thumbnails
  • W2E Image Optimizer
  • Resmushit Image Optimizer
  • Robin Image Optimizer

Information: Always remember to try and not have too many plugins added to your website or blog. The more plugins you add the more request and processing resources it requires to use from your server!!!

Please read the following link Help Support WordPress Plugins And Themes Developers to help support the developers.

WordPress Optimize Images Plugins



EWWW Image Optimizer

Reduce file sizes for images within WordPress including NextGEN, GRAND FlAGallery and more. Uses jpegtran, optipng, pngout, pngquant, and gifsicle.

Important: This plugin has now reached more than 6 million downloads and more than 700 thousands active installs.

You might like to check my tutorial Optimize Images Using EWWW Image Optimizer Plugin.

Version 4.5.0 | By nosilver4u | Last Updated: November 9, 2018 | Compatible up to 4.9.8



Compress JPEG & PNG images

Speed up your website. Optimize your JPEG and PNG images automatically with TinyPNG.

Version 2.2.6 | By TinyPNG | Last Updated: May 25, 2018 | Compatible up to 4.9.8



WP Smush – Image Optimization

Reduce image file sizes, improve performance and boost your SEO using the free WPMU DEV WordPress Smush API.

Important: This plugin has now reached more than 9 million downloads and more than 1 million active installs.

Version 2.9.1 | By WPMU DEV, Alex Dunae | Last Updated: October 31, 2018 | Compatible up to 4.9.8




Imsanity automatically resizes huge image uploads. Are contributors uploading huge photos? Tired of manually scaling? Imsanity to the rescue!

Important: This plugin has now reached more than 1 million downloads and more than 200 thousands active installs.

Version 2.4.1 | By nosilver4u, Jason | Last Updated: October 30, 2018 | Compatible up to 4.9.8



Regenerate Thumbnails

Regenerate Thumbnails allows you to regenerate the thumbnails for your image attachments. This is very handy if you’ve changed any of your thumbnail dimensions (via Settings -> Media) after previously uploading images or have changed to a theme with different featured post image dimensions.

You can either regenerate the thumbnails for all image uploads, individual image uploads, or specific multiple image uploads.

Important: This plugin has now reached more than 7 million downloads and more than 1 million active installs.

Version 3.0.2 | By Alex Mills (Viper007Bond) | Last Updated: January 29, 2018 | Compatible up to 4.9.8



W2E Image Optimizer

Way2enjoy image optimizer can resize, optimize or optimise and compress jpg, png, gif, pdf, mp3, svg, webp, mp4, avi, mov etc all image, music and video files. W2E image optimizer supports svg upload to add svg, generate webp images, check google page speed score, smart crop, leverage browser caching, enable gzip compression, check server speed as well to improve seo and sales without loss of quality.

Version | By Way2enjoy | Last Updated: November 18, 2018 | Compatible up to 4.9.8



Resmushit Image Optimizer

This plugin includes a bulk operation to optimize all your pictures in 2 clicks ! Change your image optimization level to fit your needs !
This service is used by more than 300,000 websites on different CMS (WordPress, Drupal, Joomla, Magento, Prestashop…).

Version 0.1.19 | By Way2enjoy | Last Updated: November 12, 2018 | Compatible up to 4.9.8



Robin Image Optimizer

Make your website faster by reducing the weight of images. Our WordPress image optimizer plugin can cease image weights on 80% without any loss of quality.

Robin image optimizer is a smart and advanced image optimizer that really stands out among other WordPress plugins. Robin image optimizer is a WordPress free image optimizer plugin with zero limitations in terms of number of images and optimization quality. The only thing that you may stumble across is the image weight, which shouldn’t exceed 5 MB.

Version 1.1.5 | By Webcraftic | Last Updated: October 27, 2018 | Compatible up to 4.9.8


This list will change from time to time and it will grow with more plugins added. Please keep coming back to review the changes and additions.

If you have a questions please let me know


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Manuel Ballesta Ruiz is a web developer, Blogger and WordPress Enthusiast.

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