We all know the PNG image format is better than JPG format. A PNG image gives you the best resolution with excellent color quality, whereas the JPG image will not provide. So to get a high-resolution image better than jpeg, there is no alternative than png that you already know. But you can use both formats on your WordPress site.
But on the WordPress site, most of the time, we upload images as png format because we need high-quality images without losing resolution. Sometimes we use screenshot tools that most support an image to save as a PNG format with large image size. But do you know a large scale of images can slow your web page load time?
It is a thankful matter if you are a serious webmaster to build business through websites.
In this step by step guide, we will be describing how to convert uploaded png images to jpeg format automatically from the WordPress dashboard.
Why should you convert image PNG to JPG?
Nowadays, keyword rank on Google search engine is so tough. Google is considering web page speed for ranking keywords on the first page of the search engine in 2020 (This is one of the best Google ranking factors).
So, in that case, if you continuously upload png images with the large file size in your WordPress site, after a particular time, your website will take more time to load. It is not useful for your web visitors, even search engines.
So considering all those benefits & negative factors, you should keep clean the website and increase web page load time to get better user experience and search engine benefits. So one of the best ways to speed up a site is to convert a PNG image to JPG without losing original quality. You can check your website load time using the Google page speed tool.
There are several ways you can do this. Most people use online image comparison tools and graphic design software like photoshop.
But if you have a WordPress site and already upload so many PNG images, so what can you do? You have the best solution that we will show in this post. So let’s start.
Convert PNG to JPG Using a WordPress Plugin
In this plugin, you can easily convert your existing PNG images to JPG within just a few minutes from the WordPress dashboard even it works fine whenever you upload an image to WordPress.
First, Go to the WordPress dashboard and insert a plugin named PNG to JPG developed by KubiQ, then Install and activate it. We hope you already know this process of how to activate the WordPress plugin from the plugin section of the WordPress dashboard.
Now go the ‘Media’ located the left sidebar of the WordPress admin dashboard and click on the PNG to JPG. After clicking, you can see a plugin setting interface. Here you can control your JPG image quality. The default percentage is 90%, which is better for image quality.
So check all settings before going to convert.
Note: in this setting section, we will another suggest never select a transparent background image to convert jpg like your logo or other images. Because when you switch a transparent background image JPG format, the converted image’s background color will become white after saving. So do not select your logo if it is a transparent background.
Now the next step is to convert existing PNG images to JPG. So to do this process jump into the “Convert Existing PNGs” section.
After clicking the next step, the plugin automatically will detect all PNG images. Sometimes it takes a few time but it will depend on your image quantity. So wait until it finishes detection.
After completing the whole process now is time to select which png image you want to convert. Select all existing images instead of the transparent background images.
Then click on the ‘Convert Select PNG.’ In this step, wait until the converting process complete. When the plugin converts a png image to jpg, the saved image will be omitted form this part. After converting all photos, the window will become empty. Now you are done.
The whole process is very easy because there are no vast critical options for this plugin. You can do the entire process within just a few clicks. The plugin is suitable for beginner and professional WordPress users.
One thing is that PNG to JPG plugin will not be harmful to your WordPress site because it is a very lite coded plugin. It works fine with any WordPress theme, plugin & caching plugin.