Tuesday, December 07 2021
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Hi again. One last feature suggestion from me.

I use WP Media Folder with the Amazon S3 Cloud feature on BuddyBoss and it works well.

Even though I am able to use S3 to store images, I still want to greatly reduce the amount of space used. The main problem is that the original image uploaded are often many MB because they come off a high resolution phone or camera.

I have studied and tested many plugins to help with this issue and found that the best and simplest is Imsanity

This plugin creates all the required image sizes and then also replaces the original image file with one resized to a specific size. It keeps the filenames correct so that WP thinks the new resized one is the original file, which it then discards.

I use 1920px max size and in my tests using images off my phone, I can reduce storage space by up to 80%. That's a huge amount of saved space!

I have found this plugin works with WP Media Folder and the Amazon S3 Cloud feature but I'm not sure it will always be reliable. I think it might fail if there were many images or lots of traffic and there wasn't enough time to do the work before the files were moved to Amazon.

And that's why I think it would be best if this functionality were built into WP Media Folder. Then the plugin could properly control everything and do the resizing and removal before transferring to Amazon.

Thanks again for considering this one.
Regards
Rob
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6 months ago
Hi,

Thanks for adding your feature request here.

Even though I am able to use S3 to store images, I still want to greatly reduce the amount of space used. The main problem is that the original image uploaded are often many MB because they come off a high resolution phone or camera.

I have studied and tested many plugins to help with this issue and found that the best and simplest is Imsanity

This plugin creates all the required image sizes and then also replaces the original image file with one resized to a specific size. It keeps the filenames correct so that WP thinks the new resized one is the original file, which it then discards.

I use 1920px max size and in my tests using images off my phone, I can reduce storage space by up to 80%. That's a huge amount of saved space!

I have found this plugin works with WP Media Folder and the Amazon S3 Cloud feature but I'm not sure it will always be reliable. I think it might fail if there were many images or lots of traffic and there wasn't enough time to do the work before the files were moved to Amazon.

And that's why I think it would be best if this functionality were built into WP Media Folder. Then the plugin could properly control everything and do the resizing and removal before transferring to Amazon.


Yes, the image quality and file size that we try to balance always go together. It's not only to display well but also to save space on the server.
Anyways, we will note this feature for a version to come.


Thanks a lot!
Best Regards,
W
6 months ago
Just to be clear - This feature suggestion is to replace the original uploaded image with a resized copy, and then discard the original. It's not about compression or quality.
Thanks heaps
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