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Image optimization with Robin Image Optimizer
Robin Image Optimizer reduces image size and saves additional space on hosting. It is super useful for image optimization of new and already existing pictures.
However, you should know that each new image has 3 thumbnails: small, medium and large. The number of thumbnails depends on the theme. This helps authors to replace images with the same picture of different size. Unfortunately, such feature has side effects – it produces lots of duplicated images on the hosting.
In this article, we will discuss how to optimize large and high-resolution pictures. (High-resolution pictures consist of thousand or several thousand pixels). It will help you to save space on the website and improve the performance.
How To Reduce Size Of Large Images In WordPress
Robin Image Optimizer can find certain pictures in the total list of images based on the specified criteria and reduce their size. For example, you can define the maximum image size as 1,000 px.
In this case, the plugin takes the “shortest” side of the image and keeps reducing the size until it becomes less or equal the custom value. In our example, a random image with the size of 2,000 x 3,000 px is converted to 1,000 x 1,500 px. It means, that the plugin changes the size of image sides proportionally.
Download the plugin and install it on your website. Open Dashboard and go to the plugin settings: Settings => Robin Image Optimizer => General Settings. Now scroll down and search for the block named Optimization.
There you should find Resizing large images and click ON.
Once the feature is activated, you can change the maximum allowed size. All you need to do is to enter a new value to the corresponding field.
The Robin Image Optimizer plugin is a perfect solution for website owners who like uploading high or medium resolution images on blogs and try to speed up websites. In this case, image optimization works great. Besides, users won’t even notice a significant difference in image quality. For more details about image optimization with Robin Image Optimizer go here.