Image is one of the most important ingredients in the website posts. It adds a great diversity to your content, and can relieve the eyestrain of your readers effectively when they are browsing a page that is full of words. So far, we haven’t found any website or blog that contains no images in the posts.
Without doubt, the image component is good for the readability of your articles, but it may negatively affect the webpage loading speed of the site if you insert pictures with a large size. So, how to compress it without scarifying the quality? The answer is making use of image resizer or optimizer.
In the following, we have listed some of the best options that suit for all the image formats of JPEG, PNG, GIF and SVG. Simply choose one according to your personal preference to speed up your WordPress website with ease.
This tool can reduce the file size of your images up to 5 times, and doesn’t affect the photo quality and format. It is compatible with the system of IOS and Windows. This means you can resize your images on computers, tablets and smartphones.
It has 3 packages called JPEGmini, JPEGmini Pro, and JPEGmini Server, which are suitable for home users, professional photographers, and photo-intensive website owners. You can pick the package based on your expertise and need.
Radical Image Optimization Tool
This image compressor is totally free of charge. Users only need to download it from the official site, then can use it without costing even one penny. Featuring with an easy to understand user interface, even beginners can resize their images easily. Besides, there is a function of real-time comparison available, with which users can check the final effect between the original image and the optimized one right after compression.
Note that this tool is lightweight, and is suitable for both newbies and advanced users.
ImageOptim can handle PNG, JPEG and GIF animations quickly and effectively. It resizes your images by finding the best compression parameters and deleting unnecessary comments or color files, so it can load rapidly and takes up less disk space.
To use it, you only need to drag and drop the images or folders into the window, then they will be optimized in-place as you wish.
This is another user-friendly image optimizer that is totally free of charge. You can start resizing right from the webpage or by downloading this tool. No matter what method you choose, the process is very easy that only needs a few simple buttons. Besides, you can compress images in bulk, which saves you a lot of time and energy.
EWWW Image Optimizer
After installing this plugin, all the images uploaded to WordPress can be optimized automatically and losslessly. Of course, this plugin also can be used to optimize images that have been uploaded before. In this way, users can manage all the photos easily in a short time. Besides, EWWW Image Optimizer reduces picture size by changing images into file format, which saves resources and keeps image quality at the same time.
This is a powerful image compressor for designers and developers, supporting JPG, GIF and PNG. It can resize up to 20 files at one time, each of which can be 500KB in the maximum. Note that this tool can reduce the file size of your images dramatically by using several web optimization techniques without any loss of the image quality.
This is a powerful and Windows-based photo compressor that allows you to resize photos with ease. By utilizing advanced image compression algorithms, this tool help you compress your photos by up to 90%, remaining the original quality and resolution.
TinyPNG is an advanced compressor for PNG images. It uses smart compression technologies to reduce the file size. There is no difference between the original image and the resized image, but this tool makes a very large difference in file size. Note that TinyPNG is lightweight, so it needs less bandwidth and can load faster.
This resizer offers an online service for the image optimization. It makes use of multiple advanced techniques, removing unnecessary bytes from you image files without affecting the look and visual quality. After the compression, it will release a report informing users how many bytes would be saved.
BJ Lazy Load
BJ Lazy Load helps you save bandwidth and make website loading faster by replacing all the post images and post thumbnails. Then, when visitors scroll down the page, the plugin loads the content synchronously. Besides, the plugin can not only be used in post, but also can be applied for theme pictures. In this way, BJ Lazy Load helps users save spaces maximally.
Client Side Image Resize
The plugin is extremely convenient and easy-to-handle, which automatically resizes pictures before they are loading to your server. Besides, Client Side image Resize works with drag and drop, which ensures users can drag pictures from cameras directly, and then drop them to WordPress. In the process, the plugin helps to resize all pictures without any additional software. Note that this tool requires an HTML capable browser such as FireFox, Chrome, and Opera.
POWr Image Resizer
POWr Image Resizer not only allows users to resize pictures, but also reshape and filter images. You may consider there is nothing special for this tool. However, things are totally on the contrary. The resizer can finish all the work right in the webpage, which means you can change picture size within WordPress.
If you consider those are all the things that the plugin is capable of, then, you are wrong. After finishing the resizing work, POWr produces a watermark for every photo to protect them from being copied. Besides, it is full responsive that looks good on any devices including desktops and mobile phones.
Instead of changing picture size manually, Imsanity automatically resizes all huge pictures to a smaller size that is more suitable for displaying in browsers. Besides, the plugin can also deal with pictures uploaded by contributors. If they upload a photo that has a larger size than the set one, then, Imsanity resizes the image and replace the old one automatically. However, this is not the end of the story. The plugin also comes with a bulk-resize feature that helps to resize the existing images selectively.
Hammy is the smartest plugins I have ever used, which makes content images smaller according to the content width. In this way, it ensures the changed picture fits website content perfectly. The practice not only makes the page more beautiful, but also save resources and make your website faster. When a visitor comes to your website, Hammy provides the most appropriate image for better user experience and more traffic bringing.