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Opened 4 years ago

Closed 3 years ago

Last modified 3 years ago

#36606 closed feature request (wontfix)

Lowering of image compression from 90 to 82 makes HQ images noticeably fuzzy

Reported by: laserjobs Owned by:
Milestone: Priority: normal
Severity: normal Version: 4.5
Component: Media Keywords:
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Description

We depend on high quality images for our site and the change of image quality compression from 90 to 82 does have a noticeable difference. It would be nice to have an option to change the compression from inside the control panel instead of having to figure out how to code in a filter to change it. I have included two images, one at 90% compression and the other at 82%.

Attachments (3)

Compression 82.jpg (70.7 KB) - added by laserjobs 4 years ago.
Compression 90.JPG (88.5 KB) - added by laserjobs 4 years ago.
JPG Compression Options.png (48.7 KB) - added by lukecavanagh 3 years ago.
JPEG Compression Options Settings

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Change History (7)

#1 @swissspidy
3 years ago

  • Component changed from Gallery to Media
  • Milestone Awaiting Review deleted
  • Resolution set to wontfix
  • Status changed from new to closed

It would be nice to have an option to change the compression from inside the control panel instead of having to figure out how to code in a filter to change it

As one of the philosophies is 'decisions, not options', this is not something we'd add an option for in the admin. There are enough plugins that do this though if needed.

See https://make.wordpress.org/core/2016/02/22/proposal-increase-the-default-image-compression-in-wordpress/ for why the default compression was lowered to 82.

#2 @lukecavanagh
3 years ago

@laserjobs

What about a plugin which added those options with these defaults?

Disable Compression > 100
High Compression > 70
Medium Compression > 80
Low Compression > 92

#4 @lukecavanagh
3 years ago

@laserjobs

Here is a basic plugin which has those options.

https://github.com/lukecav/jpeg-compression-options

@lukecavanagh
3 years ago

JPEG Compression Options Settings

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