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Ewww Image Optimizer – The Best Alternative To Smush.It

Posted In Wordpress plugins - By Techtiplib on Monday, October 13th, 2014 With No Comments »

When talking about image compression plugin that helps to optimize loading speed blogs/websites WordPress, many people will think of WP Smush.It – the plugin with more than 900.000 downloads! However, there is still another plugin, which Techtiplib.com are using and I think it even better than Smush.It – with more than 500.000 downloads. That is Ewww Image Optimizer – the best alternative to WP Smush.it.

Ewww Image Optimizer

Why use EWWW Image Optimizer?

  • Your pages will load faster – Smaller image sizes means faster page loads. This will make your visitors happy, and can increase ad revenue.
  • Faster backups – Smaller image sizes also means faster backups.
  • Less bandwidth usage – Optimizing your images can save you hundreds of KB per image, which means significantly less bandwidth usage.
  • Super fast – The plugin can run on your own server, so you don’t have to wait for a third party service to receive, process, and return your images. You can optimize hundreds of images in just a few minutes. PNG files take the longest, but you can adjust the settings for your situation.
  • Best JPG optimization – With JPEGmini integration, nothing else comes close (requires an API subscription).
  • Better PNG optimization – You can use pngout, optipng, and pngquant in conjunction.
  • Root access not needed – Pre-compiled binaries are made available to install directly within the WordPress folder, and cloud optimization is provided for those who cannot run the binaries locally.
  • Optimize almost anything – Using the Optimize More tool, and the wp_image_editor class extension, any image in WordPress can be optimized.

EWWW Image Optimizer uses lossless optimization techniques, so your image quality will be exactly the same before and after the optimization. The one small exception to this is GIF animations. While the optimization is technically lossless, you will not be able to properly edit the animation again without performing an –unoptimize operation with gifsicle. The gif2png and jpg2png conversions are also lossless but the png2jpg process is not lossless. Lossy optimization is available for PNG files. While pngquant tries very hard to maintain visual quality, lossy compression always has the potential for quality loss.

Download the plugin: EWWW Image Optimizer – http://wordpress.org/plugins/ewww-image-optimizer/

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