How To Resize Huge Size Images For WordPress – Imsanity Plugin

In this article we will discuss how to resize huge size images using Imsanity plugin. This will help you to bring your images to a reasonable size to upload on your WordPress website.

We are using high-resolution cameras to capture the images. Even mobile phones come with high-resolution cameras. The images taken by these cameras are huge in size (e.g. 3000px X 1500px)  and weight (e.g. 5MB). When it comes to using these images on a website, it is not easy. You can’t upload these huge images on your website. I wrote a separate post on how to reduce the weight of the images before uploading them on your website you can also call it image compression. In that post, I discussed some WordPress plugins for Image Compression. In this post, we will see how we can reduce the size of an image. You can try it with one of the following 3 ways:

  1. Resize huge size image before uploading it to the website. There are several general tools available for this purpose. Even you can use MSPaint for it. Take care of the proportion of the height and width of the image else the image may squeeze or stretch.
  2. Using WordPress inbuilt image resizing feature. Yes, WordPress has an inbuilt image scaling feature. As soon as you upload an image to WordPress website, depending on the size of the original image WordPress will create up to four smaller sized copies of the file (Large, Medium-Large, Medium, Thumbnail). You can use any of this size in your page/post. You can also custom resize an image and use it. Though the original huge size images will sit right there using the space.
  3. Compared to the first way this method is quite straight forward and easy. There is a plugin available for resizing huge size images. This plugin will automatically reduce the huge size of the images to a more manageable size on the website. It can do it runtime as you upload the image. In the settings, you can set the image size to which you want for the images to be resized. You can also bulk resize the already uploaded images.

Features of Imsanity Plugin:

  • The best part is that it is one of its kind of plugin, no other such plugin is available yet.
  • It automatically scales the large size images to a size more suitable for your website.
  • It will do the resizing during uploading itself using the pre-defined settings. You can set it up in the settings section.
  • You can also bulk resize the images which are already there in your media library.
  • It can convert BMP files to JPEG files. BMP files are not easy to scale but JPEGs are.
  • If your site is selling or allowing free download of high-res images, you should avoid using this plugin

How To Install Imsanity Plugin:

Like any other plugin to install this plugin we can follow either of the following 3 methods based on your preference:

    1. Install from Admin Panel – Install it from the admin panel in the following steps:
      • Login to the admin panel
      • Go to the plugins section
      • Click Add New
      • Search for Imsanity Plugin
      • Click the install button
      • Now click the Activate, done
    2. Install from FTP Account – Install it from the FTP account in the following steps:
      • Download the plugin files from here. It will come in zip format
      • Login to the FTP account using FileZilla or any other FTP client
      • Go to public_html -> wp-content -> plugins
      • Upload the plugins zip file into this folder
      • Extract the zip
      • Now go to the admin panel and you will see it in the installed plugins list
      • Search for Imsanity Plugin
      • Activate the plugin
    3. Install from cPanel – Install it from the cPanel in the following steps:
      • Download the plugin files from here. It will come in zip format
      • Login to the cPanel
      • Open File Manager
      • Go to public_html -> wp-content -> plugins
      • Upload the plugins zip file into this folder
      • Extract the zip
      • Now go to the admin panel and you will see it in the installed plugins list
      • Search for Imsanity Plugin
      • Activate the plugin

How To Use Imsanity Plugin:

Once the setup is complete you can start using it as follows:

  1. To start with resize huge size images with Imsanity plugin you have to first set it up. You can make the following settings :
    • Size for the image uploaded within a post/page.
    • Size for the image uploaded directly to the media library
    • Size of the images uploaded in other positions like – logo, header, theme option, background etc
    • Set up image quality of JPEG image
    • Select option for Converting BMP to JPEG image. You can select Yes/No

    Resize huges size image using Imsanity Plugin settings

  2. Now when you upload a new image it will automatically be resized to the size setup in the above settings.
  3. You can also bulk resize huge size images already there in the media library. You can select the images you want to resize and just click the resize button.

bulk resizing huge size images using imsanity plugin

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