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Image Optimizer by Elementor – Compress, Resize and Optimize Images

Image Optimizer by Elementor – Compress, Resize and Optimize Images


Image Optimizer is an easy-to-use WordPress plugin that reduces image size through various compression and resizing techniques – all of which preserve the highest possible image quality. Image Optimizer supports many popular formats, including JPEG, PNG, WebP, and GIF.


Reducing the size of your website’s images with Image Optimizer ensures faster loading times, enhanced user experience, and overall boosted website performance, resulting in improved Core Web Vitals and search engine rankings. With the Image Optimizer’s exceptional capabilities and unique algorithms, you can fine tune images and reduce their file sizes with minimal or no sacrifice in quality.

This plugin requires a connection to an active Elementor account in order to identify the user and provide the user with the purchased service. This connection is triggered manually by the user via the plugin’s settings panel.
This plugin uses a 3rd party service operated by Elementor, which accepts a standard image in JPG, PNG, GIF or WEBP format and returns a web optimized image based on the selected settings. This flow is triggered by the user or automatically (based on the selected plugin settings) on compatible image upload or by manually initiating optimize process.

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  • Image formats supported include JPEG, PNG, WebP, and GIF.
  • Works in the background: The only plugin in the category that optimizes your images in the background, without you having to stay on the page during optimization.
  • Resize large images: The user can select the maximum pixel width in which images will be created if they exceed the dimension selected. (default value set to 1920px)
  • 2 compression levels: Lossless – highest quality with minimal compression; Lossy – maximum compression with somewhat reduced quality.
  • ptimize on upload: Trigger optimization automatically whenever a new image is uploaded.
  • Bulk or individual optimization: Flexible image optimization options, whether it’s on-demand scaling and compression, or bulk optimization for your entire image library.
  • EXIF Metadata: Select whether to clear image metadata to reduce size even more without impacting image quality.
  • Backup original images: Ability to delete backups permanently to save space. (We recommend backing up your website beforehand.)
  • Restore original images (all sizes) for selected media files if needed.
  • Convert to WebP: Get an efficient and faster-loading format with WebP for even better web performance.
  • Image thumbnails: Resize all image sizes by default. Allow the user to choose specific image sizes based on WordPress-registered thumbnail sizes.


Image Optimizer by Elementor lets you optimize all images in your library either one at a time, or in a batch according to your preferences and settings. Easily configure the plugin to scale or compress your images on-demand, or automatically have them triggered as they are being uploaded. Or, if you have a large number of images already uploaded, the bulk optimization feature allows you to resize and/or compress your entire library of existing images in just a few clicks.


With Image Optimizer’s advanced algorithms, you can compress images and reduce their file size at the level that makes the most sense for you. We offer 2 types of compression where images will be processed, giving you the perfect balance of compression and quality.

Lossless Compression: Lossless compression reduces image file sizes without sacrificing or diminishing the quality of your images. This type of compression reduces file sizes by removing unused or unnecessary data so that no image details are lost along the way. Hence, you are able to reduce the file size and still maintain the quality of your image.

Lossy Compression: Lossy compression performs maximum compression resulting in lightweight images and smaller file sizes. It reduces image size by removing image data that is generally invisible to the human eye and minimizes any compromise in image quality.

Convert to WebP: Convert images to the slimmer WebP format for even better optimization with a 25-30% savings over JPEG and PNG. Most browsers support WebP, however if they don’t, you can have fallback versions of the image available in the same format as the original image.

By tailoring compression to the level you need, your visitors will enjoy faster load times, improved responsiveness, and a seamless browsing experience. Our approach also enables your website to rank higher in search results. Since a search engine’s ranking is heavily influenced by speed, user experience, and Core Web Vitals, Image Optimizer by Elementor is an invaluable tool for any website, especially one that’s abundant with images.


  • To learn more about Image Optimizer, go to the Elementor Help Center.
  • If you have any more questions or need support, simply contact us.


  • Image Optimizer – Settings Page
  • Image Optimizer – Bulk Optimization Page
  • Image Optimizer – Bulk Actions and Individual Actions in the Media Library


Get started with a few easy steps

  1. Install using the WordPress built-in Plugin installer, or Extract the zip file and drop the contents in the wp-content/plugins/ directory of your WordPress installation.
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress.
  3. Go to the Image Optimizer tab within the Media menu.
  4. Press the ‘Connect’ button and follow the instructions.


Can I use Image Optimizer for any of my WordPress websites?

Absolutely. Image Optimizer by Elementor is a stand-alone WordPress plugin that can be used to optimize images for any or all of your WordPress websites.

Why do I need to optimize images on my website?

Image optimization can significantly improve your website’s loading time, which is crucial for user experience and SEO. It reduces the size of your images without compromising their quality, leading to faster page load times and better performance scores.

Why should I consider Image Optimizer by Elementor?

This plugin is a modern approach that is designed to do all the “heavy lifting” of converting and compressing images on a dedicated server, so your own server won’t suffer from any downtime or the need to keep the tab open. It offers on-the-fly optimization, WebP conversion, and other features tailored to WordPress users’ needs.

Will the original version of my images be lost after compression?

No, The Image Optimizer plugin will save both the original and the compressed versions of your images. You can always restore the original image if needed.

Why should I consider converting my images to WebP?

WebP is a modern image format developed by Google intended as a replacement for JPEG, PNG, and GIF file formats that provides superior lossless and lossy compression. It can reduce the file size of images significantly more than other formats, leading to faster website load times. Most web browsers today support this format, but if they don’t – the original backup will be used.

Can I choose which images to compress?

Absolutely! You can either compress images in bulk, compress specific image files individually, or automatically compress upon image upload.

Is the EXIF metadata of images removed?

EXIF data can be removed if you choose so in the settings page. Best practice for better image optimization would be to remove EXIF metadata.

Is it possible to re-optimize images?

Yes. By changing the requested level of optimization in the settings page, you can re-optimize all images at once. In addition, at any point in time, you can reoptimize any of your images individually; whether after restoring the original, making changes to the optimization settings, or for any other reason.

Do you offer support?

Yes, the Elementor team offers full support for image optimization questions. You can contact us via https://elementor.com/contact/


ಜುಲೈ 12, 2024 1 reply
i have been using it for the last weeks and i definitely feel the difference.all my new sites are going to have all their images compressed via this plugin. thanks for creating such a brilliant tool!
ಜುಲೈ 10, 2024 1 reply
Iv’e triyed this plugin and it minimized my images without lower the quality. Workes nicley.
ಜುಲೈ 4, 2024 1 reply
Great plugin! Saves me a lot of work on the images one by one, and improved the speed of the website going live!
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1.4.1 – 2024-07-08

  • Fix: API error message displayed when trying to reconnect

1.4.0 – 2024-06-26

  • New: Implement to “One Step” connect & activate
  • Tweak: New error message for JPEG/Lossless not converted to WebP
  • Tweak: Description string of convert to webP
  • Fix: Image not resizing when height and width are equal
  • Fix: Pointer is displayed for non-admin users
  • Fix: Overall savings for optimized images is not correct

1.3.0 – 2024-03-05

  • Tweak: Updated reoptimization option when changing settings
  • Tweak: Added RTL adjustments
  • Fix: Optimization button status not updating
  • Fix: Error while deactivating or switching Elementor account

1.2.1 – 2024-02-28

  • Fix: Image optimization stats not loading
  • Tweak: Added notice regarding extended bulk optimization not affecting user’s website

1.2.0 – 2024-02-19

  • Tweak: Reduced status checks for better performance
  • Tweak: Improved Elementor support by removing cached thumbnails
  • Tweak: Added DB version check during activation to prevent requirement conflicts
  • Fix: Optimization failed with numerous errors
  • Fix: Bulk Optimization stopped with an Invalid WordPress image meta error
  • Fix: Avoid optimizing too large image files as part of bulk optimization
  • Fix: Added RTL support for plugin settings page

1.1.0 – 2024-02-06

  • Tweak: Design for quota reached in top bar
  • Tweak: Refresh bulk token if the current one is expired
  • Tweak: Rename all plugin assets, namespace and text-domain to image-optimization
  • Tweak: Replace hardcoded references in posts content when updating image type
  • Tweak: Added file checksum validation before updating an image
  • Tweak: Avoid overriding existing images with identical file names
  • Fix: Columns are not distributed properly on bulk optimization screen
  • Fix: Incorrect behavior when trying to optimize without enough credits
  • Fix: File is missing Error incorrectly shown
  • Fix: Clear local data on disconnect
  • Fix: Optimization error with broken image

1.0.2 – 2024-01-16

  • Tweak: Added tooltip to explain compression level in settings
  • Tweak: Added failure notice when trying to activate the plugin without meeting requirements
  • Fix: Usage progress bar filling incorrectly

1.0.1 – 2024-01-10

  • Tweak: Quota reached user notification messaging
  • Tweak: Add Bulk Optimize success message
  • Tweak: Add progress percentage number below the bulk optimization progress bar
  • Fix: Top bar “Try again” option with error doesn’t work

1.0.0 – 2024-01-08

  • Initial release