Top 9 Free Image Compression Plugins for WordPress

The picture size you use on your website plays an important role in website speed in general. If you optimize images at the appropriate file size, the pages on your website will load faster at startup. It is easy to compress / optimize images with the help of “image compression plug-ins” in WordPress.

These are the Best Free WordPress Image Compression Plugins, you can choose one of the following plugins according to your needs.

WP Smush

WP Smush Image Compression and Optimization plugin is one of the popular WordPress ERsim Compression plugin with more than 1 Million active installation. WP Smush allows you to delete hidden volume information from the images you upload and reduce file size without sacrificing quality.

With WP Smush, you can adjust the maximum width and height and scale as large images are compressed. You can compress images in any directory with WP Smush.

If you are using the free version, you do not need to create an account to use APIs in WPMUDEV. With the bulk optimization feature, you can compress up to 50 images at a time.

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EWWW Image Optimizer

EWWW Image Optimizer, with its 700k + download, is one of the popular free plug-ins for image compression with efficient setup. With this plugin, you can automatically optimize the images you upload with the media library and compress the images you uploaded earlier. This plugin can convert image files to the best file format optimized to the smallest size, making them all lossless and on your own server.

You do not need to register an account to get the API key. This plugin can support the compression of images added by other WordPress plugins and images saved from any directory. No need to open an account to use this plugin, you can use this plugin completely free of charge. Optionally, there’s a paid plan that provides API access and more compression.

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Compress JPEG & PNG

Compress JPEG & PNG is a free WordPress image compression plugin. This plugin was developed by the TinyPNG team. You must create a free TinyPNG account to use this plugin. With this free account, you can compress 100 pictures each month.

Within the JPEG and PNG Compression settings, you can control many settings to compress images automatically according to your needs, such as what sizes and automatically you want to compress.

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reSmush.it Image Optimizer

reSmush.it Image Optimizer, is one of the best free WordPress image compression plug-ins with 30k + active installation, which can compress 5 MB images.

reSmush.it can automatically optimize images when uploading, or can batch optimize previously loaded images. It is a completely free extension, with this plugin you can compress a maximum of 5 MB file at a time.

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Optimus – WordPress Image Optimizer

Optimus – WordPress Image Optimizer, is another freemium image compression plug-in with 50k + active setup. Depending on the image and file format, it can reduce the size of images by up to 70%, which reduces web site load time. With the free version of these plugins you can compress all pictures with <100KB free of charge. When loading images, these images are sent to Optimus servers for compression, and compressed images are returned to your website.

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ShortPixel Image Optimizer

ShortPixel Image Optimizer,

is a WordPress based plug-in with 100k + active installation. There are both free and paid versions. With the free calculation, you can compress up to 100 images per month. You can get the API key after your installation by giving your e-mail address.

All of your new uploads are automatically compressed and you can optimize the batch of pre-loaded images. ShortPixel allows you to compress images without loss, and is stored in a separate directory so you can use backups from the add-in to get the original if there are any quality issues.

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Imagify Image Optimizer

Imagify Image Optimizer, is a popular freemium WordPress image compression plugin with 100k + active installation. Imagify comes with three compression levels.

1. Normal, lossless compression algorithm. The image quality will never change.
2. Aggressive, lossy compression algorithm. Stronger compression, with little loss of quality, is often unnoticed.
3. Ultra, our most powerful compression method using a lossy algorithm.

You can select the compression level you want to use. To get the API key, you must create a free account. The free account has a quota of 25 MB per month. You can compress previously uploaded images or new images you will upload.

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Imsanity

Imsanity is a free WordPress plugin with 200k + active installation. Imsanity is not a compression plugin, its main function is to resize images. With the Imsanity plugin you can set the maximum width, height and quality. The default WordPress, JPG image quality is set to 82. Imsanity can convert BMP or PNG files to JPG.

You can use this plugin with image compression plug-ins. First, if a large number of images are installed on your website, this plugin resizes the images. These resized images are then compressed.

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BJ Lazy Load

BJ Lazy Load, is another free plugin to make your website faster. This is not an image compression plugin, it helps you upload images as the visitor scrolls through the page and approaches to enter the image position in the browser window. Initially, these images are replaced with placeholders.

You can select the placeholder image in the BJ Lazy Load settings. This plug-in delivers resized images in responsive design, rather than uploading full images.

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