How to improve the quality of the images in WordPress

Images can highly reduce readership. That’s a fact, and there are dozens of articles written on this particular topic. The truth is that people skip websites that display images with poor quality or that aren’t aligned to a bigger content strategy.

However, there are some cases in which the quality of the image has to be great to send a clear message and attract the right kind of attention.

Here are some of the common causes of blurry images:

  • You upload a blurry image — it happens to all of us. It might’ve been an image which appeared nice on your mobile device, but it lost its beauty on desktop screens.
  • WordPress resizes the image — sometimes the images are resized in order to suit performance. That decreases their quality too. Also, WordPress 4.4 has introduced a featured called Responsive Images. This favors performance for mobile devices and here’s nothing to worry about.

Next, we suggest you a set of solid and easy-to-implement solutions:

  • Increase WordPress’ default JPEG image compression limit.
  • Resize the default thumbnail size and regenerate them using a plugin like Simple Image Sizes.
  • Alter the sharpness of resized images.
  • Regardless of the file format, use the RGB (screen) color space. The CMYK color space is only used in print media.

These specific recommendations help you create a stunning looking website that fully represents your personality.

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Updated on May 15, 2017

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