Optimize full size images
|Reported by:||joemcgill||Owned by:|
Many users upload unoptimized full size images to the media library, which can result in unnecessarily large downloads for users when the full size image is inserted in post content or when the full size image is added to srcset attributes.
We could potentially improve things by adding a new image size to WordPress that is an optimized version of the original image and use that on the front end instead of the original uploaded image.
- We should not modify the original uploaded file.
- Consider potential server implications of adding an additional size.
- Can we determine if a file is already optimized so we don't end up increasing the file size in those cases?