robin image optimizer plugin review
Reducing the size of images is one of the most effective ways to reduce the size of pages and thus increase the loading speed of the site. Robin image optimizer plugin can reduce the size of images up to 80% without losing quality.
This plugin is quite smart and advanced and is undoubtedly one of the best among WordPress image compression plugins. One of the most important features of this plugin is that it does not use server resources for compression. In other words, this is done by the plugin’s cloud resources. The Free and Pro versions are no different in terms of the number of images to be optimized, but the Pro version has features that can make the site images much more compact. Another limitation of the Free version is the support for images up to 5MB in size.
What is the purpose of plugin developers in building it?
The smaller the image size, the faster the page will load. With the increase in the number of users who use mobile devices to surf the web, the importance of loading speed has become more than before. Optimizing your WordPress site images should not be something you forget .
What are the features of Robin image optimizer plugin?
Optimize images in JPG, PNG and GIF formats
This plugin is able to optimize popular web formats in both Free and Pro versions.
Reduce the dimensions of images
Sometimes due to our inattensiance, images are uploaded in large and non-standard dimensions. Using Robin image optimizer, these images can be automatically identified and reduced. It is also possible to upload images automatically.
There is no complicated setting in this plugin. Simply select the compression level from the three options available (and the fourth custom option). The entire plugin was set up for maybe two minutes.
Remove Images Metadata
This plugin is enabled by default to remove Exif data (photography location coordinates, camera type, photography time, etc.). However, if your site is specialized in working on photos, you can disable this option.
Many plugins do optimization manually. This way you won’t be able to close the browser window until image optimization is finished. When automatically optimizing images, simply click on the optimization option and then close the window. Optimization operations will not stop.
Are you constantly uploading new images to the site? Robin image optimizer can optimize them automatically when uploading. This was done by Cron and does not need to wait to finish the compression.
You can find out the overall amount of compression by using the reports given to you in the extension. You will also be notified of the amount of photo compression if you go on any image.
But if you need more features, the Pro version is designed for you.
Robin image optimizer’s free features may be enough for many websites, but if your business is so competitive that you care about the smallest points, it’s here to bring it to the Pro version. With the Pro version, you can get better points on sites like GTmetrix.
WebP Compression (Pro Version)
Some of today’s major sites have turned to WebP format to compress most of the photos. The Robin image optimizer Pro plugin can automatically generate WebP versions of images. This way, in browsers that support WebP, images are uploaded in the same format, and in other browsers images are displayed in their original format.
Adapt to nextGEN gallery plugin (Pro version)
Do you use nextGEN’s popular plugin to build galleries? The Robin image optimizer Pro plugin has features to further adapt to the plugin.
Compress images of all folders
Many image compression plugins are limited to wordpress uploads folders. But with Robin image optimizer Pro, you can optimize images in any folder of theme folders and extensions.
Other features of Robin image optimizer include:
- Compression without using server resources
- Mass Image Optimization
- Get a backup of images before compression
- Restore original images
- Delete back-up images