A few days ago, I was updating this post on my favorite m43 lenses, and I noticed the images were coming out soft. I immediately knew it was WordPress compression, because I’ve been through this with my own website years back (JaySoriano.com). But it looked even worse.
Since WordPress 4.5, their JPEG compression is actually even more aggressive at 82% of the image quality. Sure, a page my load faster for a mobile user, but it comes at the expense of people who want to show their images at their best… I mean what’s the point of spending thousands on gear only to upload low quality images to the web? I’m all for a faster web though, as a matter of fact Google just announced a new compression tool that reduced bandwidth by 75%.