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Name: Easy Image Resizer - Version: 3.7.0-FREE / / - Type: Plugin - License: GPLv3
Description: EIR automatically resizes images which are uploaded through the Media Manager. - Joomla! Extensions Directory

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Resizes uploaded images and creates multi-size images automatically

Easy Image Resizer for Joomla! automatically resizes the resolution of images uploaded through the Media Manager or any image upload processes by 3rd party extensions. This is often useful if images are not previously processed offline and uploaded in a too large resolution.

The automatic resizing also reduces the size of the images, which can lead to serious performance improvements to the loading time. The plugin is executed when uploading images in the media manager, the 'Image' button in the edit mode or image upload forms provided by 3rd party extensions.


  • Resizes uploaded images in the Media component (+ any 3rd party extensions in the PRO version)
  • Optimises all existing images reversibly by creating backup images (PRO version only)
  • Improves the loading time by reducing the image file size
  • Images are optimized automatically in the uploading process
  • Support for the WebP format - conversation of all existing images with one click (PRO version only)
  • Uses core class "Image" for image manipulation
  • JPG quality and PNG compression level can be set
  • Creates unlimited multi-size images (aka thumbnails)
  • Multi-size image path can be set
  • Integration of Optimus.io for lossless image compression
  • Optimizes images from all image uploads losslessly
  • Language: German and English

Pro Feature - Optimisation of all existing images

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Install EIR with the help of the Installer component as usual. Then activate the plugin in Extensions - Plugins - System - EIR - Easy Image Resizer. Use the options in the "Settings" tab to adjust the plugin for your needs!

Scale methods provided by EIR

Scale methods provided by EIR

Attention: The image manipulation process is only applied to newly uploaded images, existing images will not be processed!

Optimus.io - Lossless compression of images

Optimus RobotEasy Image Resizer implements the service by Optimus.io for a lossless compression of images. Use this feature to get even better results!

cURL library must be activated on the server to use this feature. This service is completely free for images up to 100KB.

Activate Optimus HQ for images up to 5MB, encrypted HTTPS communication and more. Visit Optimus.io for more information.

Example of image compression with Optimus HQ:

Example of image compression by Optimus.io


+ = Added - ! = Removed - ^ = Changed - # = Fixed

Joomla! 4.x

Version - 2023-02-12

  • + Added Convert multi-size images to WebP option. With this option, the multi-size images are also automatically converted into the WebP format and stored as a copy. Thanks to Christian for requesting it!
  • + Added Delete images after WebP conversion option. With this option, the original image and multi-size images are deleted after the WebP conversion. This option is only available if the upload path is known (in the Media Manager from the Joomla! core, but not in 3rd party extensions). Thanks to Christian for requesting it!
  • ^ Code optimisations

Version - 2023-01-30

Version - 2022-09-26

  • # Improved image source path detection and added support for the plugin Restricted FS (https://restrictedfs.dgrammatiko.dev). Thanks to Guido B. for requesting it!

Version - 2022-09-03

  • + Added Pro Security Token validation check. The Pro package contains a token file with an individual security token linked to the user account and checked against the validation server for authenticity.
  • ^ Multiple internal code optimisations.

Version - 2022-03-30

  • + Added Start path type option for the optimisation of existing images. Select how you want to set the optimisation start path: Automatic folder list with the start folder "images" or manual path input!

Version - 2022-03-22

  • + Added Exclude images by image name option. This option deactivates the optimisation of images with defined image names in the uploading process. You can also enter parts of a name. Thanks to Elisa F. for requesting this feature!

Version - 2022-02-20

  • ^ Added E_USER_DEPRECATED error level to the list of allowed errors to prevent throwing an exception in the existing image optimisation process.

Version - 2021-11-18

  • + Added the built-in Download Key Manager support to enter your Pro Update ID without installing the update helper plugin.
    Important: Please copy your personal Pro Update ID using the second copy button in the Pro ID Manager and enter the key in System - Update - Update Sites - Select the entry of the Pro extension and enter the ID into the Download Key field.
  • + Added folder list selection field for more accessible folder selection in the existing images optimisation tab
  • ^ Code optimisations

Version - 2021-11-02

  • ^ Updated krTitle custom field. Thanks to Christian H. for reporting it!

Version - 2021-08-24

  • + First Pro release for Joomla! 4.x based on EIR Pro version
  • ^ Updated process logic for the new Media Manager

Joomla! 3.x

Version - 2021-07-14

  • # Added a check for the correct image extension in the WebP conversion call - Thanks to Rico for reporting it!

Version - 2021-07-05

  • + Option Dynamic replacement to WebP - With this option, loaded images are replaced dynamically with WebP versions of the images. The images are only replaced if the WebP version exists. For performance reasons, images are not converted dynamically. Please convert existing images with the option 'Convert to WebP'!

Version - 2021-05-16

  • + Option Convert images to WebP for image uploads. With this option, the uploaded images are also automatically converted into the WebP format and stored as a copy. Important: For image uploads of third-party extensions, the storage location is usually unknown. JCE transmits the destination folder in the request. Therefore, the folder can be determined. If the plugin cannot read out the path, the WebP images are stored in the main folder images!
  • ^ Safe upload names for all image uploads - by core and third-party extensions.
  • ^ Existing images optimsation for WebP - broken images are skipped, and the next image in the list is processed.

Version - 2021-05-11

  • ^ Changed the version number specification. The first number stands for the supported major Joomla! version. The following three numbers follow the Semantic Versioning Specification (SemVer), as it used to be previously.
  • # Fixed error "Undefined index: webp" that could occur under rare circumstances. Thanks to PPVMedien for reporting it!

Version 3.8.0-PRO - 2021-03-14

  • + WebP format conversation for the existing images optimisation feature. You may convert the images to the WebP format. All original images are preserved, a copy is always created. Note: The optimisation process is not applied to this format. If you want to optimise the images additionally with the global optimisation rules, then please optimise the images first and then convert them to the WebP format.
  • + WebP quality - Sets the quality of the converted WebP images.
  • ^ Updated custom field

Version 3.7.2-PRO - 2021-01-31

  • ^ Maintenance release
  • ^ Updated language files
  • ^ Code optimisations

Version 3.7.1-PRO - 2020-07-27

  • ^ Replaced default backup image extensions with custom extensions to improve the loading speed in the Media Manager and avoid accidental usage of the backup files - Thanks to Christian H. for the suggestion!
  • ^ Code optimisations

Version 3.7.0-FREE - 2020-05-23

  • + Maintenance release - Based on 3.7.0-PRO
  • ^ Updated Optimus.io integration
  • ^ Code optimisations

Version 3.7.0-PRO - 2020-05-22

  • + Optimisation of all existing images - With this feature, you may optimise all images for the Joomla! website with one click. The rules from the settings are applied to each image. Easy Image Resizer allows a reversible optimisation, a backup file of each image is created by default and used in further image processes. You can restore all images from the backup files with one click or by renaming the files manually!
  • + New action buttons: Optimise All Images, Find All Images, Find Backup Images, Restore Backup Images and Delete Backup Images
  • + Optimisation start path - Set the starting path that will be searched recursively for images. If you only want to optimise specific images, then you should specify the exact path to these images. The more specific you are, the faster the image optimisation process is executed!
  • + Create backup images - Original images are renamed to image.eirBck.[jpg/png/gif] and kept as a reference for further optimisation processes. This option enables a reversible optimisation. Strongly recommended!
  • ^ Updated Optimus.io integration
  • ^ Code optimisations

Version 3.6.3-PRO - 2020-01-12

Version 3.6.0-FREE - 2020-01-03

Version 3.6.2-PRO - 2019-10-20

  • + Rotate Images - Rotates images automatically in the upload process if the Orientation tag is set in the meta information (EXIF).

Version 3.6.1-PRO - 2019-08-19

  • + 3rd Party Extensions - Image Uploads - With this option, images uploaded via 3rd party extensions are also resized and optimized in file size. Tested implementation with generic HTML uploads, JCE, Eventgallery, Phoca Gallery and Visforms. Note: Multi-size images cannot be created since the destination path in generic upload processes is unknown.

Version 3.5.2 - 2019-06-29

  • + Added Custom Field - Pro Button
  • ^ Updated Custom Fields
  • ^ Updated Project Page URL

Version 3.6.0-PRO - 2019-04-27

  • + First Pro release based on EIR version 3.5.1
  • ^ Updated Optimus endpoint URL

Version 3.5.1 - 2017-08-13

  • + Added two scale methods: CROP & CROP RESIZE
    • CROP - Images are cropped directly from the original images with the selected dimensions.
    • CROP RESIZE - Images are resized proportionally first, then cropped to the selected dimensions.
  • + Scale Method for Multisize Images - The scale method can be set as the fourth parameter. The scale method is optional and can be omitted. Possible values:
    • 1 - SCALE FILL
    • 2 - SCALE INSIDE
    • 4 - CROP
    • 5 - CROP RESIZE
    • 6 - SCALE FIT
  • Example input:
    • 1200|1000|big|4 ---> CROP is used
    • 800|700|blog|5 ---> CROP RESIZE is used
    • 600|600||2 ---> SCALE INSIDE is used

Version 3.5.0 - 2017-08-07

  • + Self-defined Multisize Suffix - You may specify own suffixes which will be added to the multisized images instead of the resolution size - Thanks to Hannu H. for this suggestion!
  • Add the wished suffixes as the third parameter. The suffix is optional and can be omitted. Example input and output:
    • 1200|1000|big ---> image-big.png
    • 800|700|blog ---> image-blog.png
    • 600|600 ---> image-600x600.png
    • 400|300|preview ---> image-preview.png
  • + Updated custom field krtitle to 3.3.0
  • # Fixed bug in German language file - Found with Kubik-Rubik Joomla! Language File Checker

Version 3.4.2 - 2016-05-17

  • # Only allowed mime types are processed with JImage - ('image/jpeg', 'image/png', 'image/gif')

Version 3.4.1 - 2016-04-14

  • # Brackets were set incorrectly in one if statement - Thanks to Lukasz K. for reporting it

Version 3.4.0 - 2016-03-30

  • + All Image Uploads - With this option images from all upload processes from an HTML form are processed with the optimization algorithm by Optimus.io. This means that also image uploads from 3rd party extensions (e.g. JCE editor or image gallery extensions) are optimized automatically. Note: This option does not change the resolution of the image but it only optimizes the images losslessly!
  • ^ Safe Upload Names - Uses dashes instead of underscores to replace whitespaces

Version 3.3.0 - 2016-03-15

  • + Optimus.io integration - Service for lossless compression of images. This service is completely free for images (in JPEG and PNG formats) up to 100KB, it requires cURL on the server to make the requests. If you need professional features (images up to 5MB and HTTPS connection), then buy an Optimus HQ API key. Further information: Optimus.io
  • + Code Refactoring
  • ^ Updated Language Files

Version 3.2.2 - 2016-01-27

  • + Option: Enlarge Images - Should smaller images be enlarged to the dimension that was calculated by the selected scale method? Attention: This will lead to notable quality loss! If this option is deactivated, then multi-size images that would be larger after resizing, are not created and main images are not processed.
  • + Added JED link in the language files

Version 3.2.1 - 2016-01-19

  • + Safe Upload Names - With this option image names are converted to make them safe for the upload process. UTF8 characters are encoded to ASCII, special characters are removed, whitespaces are replaced with underscores and the resulting string is converted to lowercase.

Version 3.2.0 - 2016-01-18

  • + Rewrote plugin completely - EIR now uses the Joomla! core class JImage for image manipulation.
  • + JPG quality / PNG compression
  • + Built-in scale methods are used
  • + Multi-Size Image Path
  • ^ The multi-size input field now only accepts two parameters (width & height). Please adjust in the settings if needed!

Version 3.1.0 - 2015-07-31

  • + Donation Code Validation Process - Improved the validation process with a new server (HTTPS request) plus an independent, separated fallback server (HTTP request).
  • + New Download Server - Download packages are located independently of the project website on a new download server.
  • https://downloads.kubik-rubik.de/
  • ^ Semantic versioning - Switched to semantic versioning, see http://semver.org/ for more details. Please update manually since the core update server functionality will not recognize the new version!
  • Version 3-3 - 2014-12-04

    • + Multi Resizing Feature - With this feature you can enter all sizes that you need from an uploaded image. EIR automatically creates a folder with the name 'resized' in the upload folder and generates the resized images in it, it also adds the resolution to the image name of the resized images. You should enter at least the resolution (width and height) of the resized images, additionally you also can define the proportionality and quality values. In fact, one integer value is sufficient which will be used for the width. If you don't set the optional values for proportionality and quality, then the values from the single image resizing are used. The parameters are: width (integer), height (integer), proportionality (1 true, 0 false), quality (0-100). Enter one resolution each line, separate the parameters with a | (pipe symbol).

    Version 3-2 - 2014-04-02

    • # Quality parameter - fixed small typo

    Version 3-1 - 2014-03-31

    • + First release for Joomla! 3.x


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