Improve Image Display in WordPress

It seems that WordPress compresses jPEG images after uploading, sometimes downgrading the quality as much as 60%. I went looking for ideas about how to achieve maximum image quality,

One possible answer I found on Graph Paper Press is to use their plug in, GPP Improve Image Quality. It promises a 60% to 100% improvement in display.

  1. Access the download page.
    Screen Shot 2014-11-05 at 5.01.58 PM
  2. Click on the Download button. Do not click on the Demonstration button, as that is not working.
    Screen Shot 2014-11-05 at 5.03.47 PM
  1. When you click download, the site will request your full name and email address. To receive the free download, you must agree to receive the monthly newsletter.
    Screen Shot 2014-11-05 at 5.08.07 PM
  1. Then check your email, click on the download link right away, as it will expire in one hour.
  1. This is where this easy fix breaks down: it is supposed to be a plugin for WordPress, but I think WordPress doesn’t have plugins. At this point, you need to upload the .php file into your wp-content/plugins/ folder, and then activate it from your Plugins page in WordPress.

It should be noted that improving your image display would mean slower display.

I am going to try to resolve the lack of plugin capability since this was designed for WordPress, and its simplicity is fare superior to any other solution I came across, and just my speed. Of course, imaginary solutions are generally far superior to actual solutions.



3 thoughts on “Improve Image Display in WordPress

  1. Karen Monier (@kmonier1159)

    I think I might try this out. Image quality has been an issue as I’m still trying to figure out how to use pictures I’ve taken myself. I’m not sure if I like the idea of slowing things down though. Worth a test! Thanks…


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