Blogger Tip 01 – How to Resize Images inside your WordPress Media and SAVE STORAGE SPACE..

Have you been using images that are VERY LARGE, and/or, PNG Format?

Have you been reblogging and noticed how LARGE, some folks make their images?


Running out of space in your WordPress Media Storage and thinking about paying for more?

Unless you are displaying your own images / photos, and WANT to have them full size

Before you spend any money, go through your Media Storage images and reduce their sizes

You might be shocked at how much longer you can work with the storage space you save.

Step 1:

Select an image and click on it to see its size (width x height in pixels)


how much it ‘weighs’ (i.e., how many KB or MB it is):

Step 2

My example has already been adjusted, but you can see its size and weight

To reduce them, click on the Edit Image button shown under the image:

Step 3

Adjust the size

I use either 600 wide, OR, 300 high

because each WP post width allowance is only 600 pixels.

Authors Please Note:

Although it is tempting to display your book covers full size

at least use JPG Format and NOT use PNG format.


Just use 6oo wide JPG images

They’ll STILL look awesome

For Example:

My Mum’s book cover sizes and weights:

2000 x 3000 pixels PNG is 3.5MB

2000 x 3000 pixels JPG is 1MB

600 x 900 pixels JPG (shown below) is 145 KB (0.145MB)

at 200 x 300 pixels JPG (see below) it is 24 KB (0.024MB)

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79 thoughts on “Blogger Tip 01 – How to Resize Images inside your WordPress Media and SAVE STORAGE SPACE..

  1. Great series, Ape, and thanks for posting.

    Two complaints: 1) some of your inserted dialogue box images are not legible regarding the actual text in those boxes.
    2) please correct all your “it’s” to “its” when you mean to use the possessive (belonging to “it”) and not the “it is,” contraction form’s meaning.

    Best to you,


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      • Hi, Found your article via Cathy Cade. Thanks so much for information. I’m working through my Media Library renaming to make searching easier. Resizing while I go will be a time-saver. Cheers Ape! 😊
        Having read December 17 comment from SE I feel I have to reassure you that it is the content and context that is beneficial and welcomed. Everyone makes typos and grammatical errors, including the doctor herself. In lists parentheses should be in pairs, or preferably not used at all. Where each point in a list begins with a lowercase letter a closing full-stop is not used. Also not sure why there is a comma after the “it is” but before the closing quotation mark. I’m afraid her nit-picking brought out the pedant in me.
        I’ll step down from my autistic soapbox now. Some of us do rant, and we do go on – but we also believe in fairness.
        Thank you again. I’ll start checking out your site for myself now.

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