Adaptive Images for WordPress

An easy-to-use plugin that lets you solve any problems with images and improve your website’s Core Web Vitals in a minute.

If your site uses WordPress, the ShortPixel Adaptive Images plugin gets you up and running in seconds, dramatically improving your website's performance and page load times by scaling, optimizing and serving all your images from CDN in next-gen formats out of the box.

Free up to 500MB of traffic/mo. Larger plans from $3.99/mo.

How it works?

ShortPixel Adaptive Images identifies on the fly all your site's images and automatically instructs the CDN to optimize them and scale them to the optimal size for each device, lazy-loading the images below the fold in order to speed up page load, while leaving the original images on your web-server unchanged.

  • Display properly sized, smartly cropped and optimized images on your website
  • Images are processed on the fly and served from our CDN, in the next-gen WebP & AVIF formats, based on browser capabilities.
Do I need this plugin?

If you have a WordPress website with images then the answer is: most probably yes! Did you ever test your website with tools like PageSpeed Insights or GTmetrix and received complains about images not being properly sized or being too large? Or that you should use “next-gen” images like WebP or AVIF? Or that the website should “defer offscreen images”? ShortPixel Adaptive Images comes to the rescue and resolves your site’s image-related problems in no time.


  • New, lightweight, pure JavaScript Adaptive Images engine (jQuery not required anymore) starting with version 3.
  • Same visual quality but smaller images thanks to ShortPixel algorithms.
  • Smart cropping – see an example.
  • Serve only appropriately sized images depending on the visitor’s viewport.
  • Lazy load support with adjustable threshold; browser native lazy loading support is also available.
  • Automatically serves WebP & AVIF images to browsers that support this format. Animated Gifs are supported too!
  • All major image galleries, sliders, page builders are supported.
  • Low Quality Image Placeholders (LQIP) support.
  • Support for JPEG, PNG, GIF, TIFF, BMP.
  • Convert to WebP and AVIF on the fly.
  • Adjustable size breakpoints when resizing images.
  • Possibility to deactivate the plugin functionality for logged-in users.
  • Variety of settings for an increased flexibility in the plugin functionality.


How does the unlimited plan work?

This plan is ideal for both single and multiple website owners that want to pay a flat monthly or yearly rate and not worry about the amount of credits or traffic used.

It allows you to optimize an unlimited number of images with ShortPixel Image Optimizer.
Or you can speed up your website with ShortPixel CDN without traffic limit with ShortPixel Adaptive Images.

Learn more about this new plan here.

Image optimization leads to happy
internet users

Do you have any questions?

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Plenty of features await you

Choose image
optimization level
100MB filesize limit
Automatically scale down
large images
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