Why are my images automatically compressed?

There are a few cases when the images are automatically compressed:

  • By default, the "Optimize media on uploadoption is switched on in your ShortPixel settings (Settings > ShortPixel > Advanced). If you don't turn it off, the images will be compressed automatically after they are uploaded to the Media Library.

  • Some plugins (like thumbnail regeneration or thumbnail editor plugins) can change or remove the WordPress metadata and trigger the re-optimization. For more information: Why are my images re-compressed?
  • The Bulk Optimization process (Media > Bulk ShortPixel) was already started and a list of images was sent to be processed.
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