Cache, Articles Images, Image Management, Content Optimization, Performance

ImageRecycle is a Image and PDF compression extension for Joomla. Your customers are waiting for your pages to load, it can takes long, especially on mobile devices. Even content is served fast by the server, slow connection can make your users leaving.

People are impatient in front a slow loading website, that's the result of a recent study, 4 second loading causing 24% of visitors to leave (Source Content compression is more efficient than any other optimization tool.

Joomla image compression

Images can represent from 60% to 80% of a page weight, so an optimization can accelerate your page loading by x3 or more.
With an average of 25% of users that leave your website after 4 second of loading page, this is something crucial for your online business. And it's even more important on mobile devices were connection are usually slower.

Compress Joomla image and pdf, not quality

The jpg, png, gif optimization algorithm is capable of reducing the image size by up to 85% (5x +), while the resulting photos are visually identical to the originals. We believe that image and pdf compression is a matter preserving the quality then reduce the size. Reducing the image and pdf size can be done using a massive compression of data and result a worsened quality. We detect already compressed media and return original files.

Select The Server Folders to Run Image and PDF Optimization

In the global configuration you can select which folder you want to optimize. If you're using 3rd party plugins that store images or pdf in root folder you can force image and PDF compression for example. If you uncheck a folder, optimization won't be applied in this folder. Furthermore, it's possible to exclude media compression by selecting a file weight range.

Main features of the image optimizer

  • Compress automatically new images & pdf
  • Compress automatically existing images & PDF
  • Run a background optimization of all your images and get notified when it's done
  • Image automatic resizing
  • Define an optimization quality images per media type
  • Define a min-max size to optimize
  • Optimize png, jpg, gif
  • Define compression quality per file type, jpg, png, gif
  • Generate PDF report of your websites optimization
  • Use sub accounts sub-account from component admin

Great extension

Posted on 03 April 2022
The extension works as description on this website and it work perfect, Just install and connect it with account and all is working!
Ease of use
Optimizing is very easy, really easy to use and easy to make it works in my website
The documentation on the website is very clear, easy to understand
I used this to: Use it to compress all my image in my website that can made site load faster, this extension work perfect better than others extension
зачем-то подняло все подряд картинки которые вообще есть на хосте, как оказалось их очень много, нельзя выбрать папку, надо листать список..
Ease of use
пару кнопочек все понятно, но нажал оптимизировать, потом остановил, и хотел вернуть как было, а оно продолжает оптимизировать
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The component works as promised.
However after the trail period of 15 days you need a paid plan. This is not mentioned in the description.
Ease of use
Very easy to set up and works directly (and automatic if you select).
The documentation on the website is very clear and self explaining
I used this to: To see if my website could perform better (faster). I did not know if my image compression was already fine.
every thing is automatic
Ease of use
No need
No need
I used this to: optimizing pictures my clients websites
Just install and connect it with your account and all is working!

Optimizing is very easy, but when needed you can also undo it
Ease of use
Very easy!
Used the support for some questions, within a few hours a good response
Not needed, but should can only be good :)
I used this to: Automatically optimize images for a lot of websites, all where a lot faster after using ImageRecycle..
It gives you control over the degree to which your images are reduced in size from "original quality" to "visually the same".
Ease of use
Easy setup but you will need an account to actually compact your images.
Excellent, problems with conflicts with our configuration were quickly resolved and needed changes made by developer.
Easy. In Joomla: You can select only the high level menu items you want to optimize, not at sub menu levels. Planned enhancement I think.
I used this to: Optimize image size for fast page responsiveness while keeping original quality. 12-20% reduction in image sizes.
Works as described and definitely sped up my site to meet Googles requirements and more.
Ease of use
Was very easy to use and set up.
Support not only helped me with blocks through my CDN but also to correct an issue that I had been struggling for days to figure out. THANKS
Didn't need it....
I used this to: I've spent months optimizing my PageSpeed and compressing images was the last hurdle. On a tight budget to start my site signing up for paid products was not an option. Image Recycler let me try the plugin then purchased a plan within my budget and now Im IN THE GREEN! THANK YOU!
Can choose file location which is Good also simple. Average compression of my files 48% basic .if you resize pictures a lot more .
Ease of use
Easy to use ,with changes you can see clear,my site contains 3 old sites so changed image width to a standard setting which this has
The support is great ,i have used this and give it 100%
yes good not much needed as simple to use
I used this to: Joomla site running Flexicontent
Average compression of my files 64.32%
Saved disk space 46.92 MB
Bandwidth saved 458.23 GB
Ease of use
Upload Zip
Enable plugins
Click options
Select folders
Compress in bulk; or,
Compress individual items
Submitted a ticket and the dev answered all my questions quickly and professionally.
He even went out of his way to help me. Thanks.
Did not use any.
I used this to: Joomla 3 site/K2 2.7
Chinese movie and language learning website with many, many image files.
Increased my site speed on Google Page Speed by at least 20 points.
This extension is invaluable.
It will make you happy!


Posted on 13 July 2016
Really complete, especially to customize the folder to optimize and the compression quality per media type
Ease of use
Easy, you can login from the extension to your account
No need for me
Very complete and there's a video
I used this to: Ecommerce (Hikashop extension)

ImageRecycle image optimizer

Last updated:
Feb 15 2024
5 months ago
Date added:
Jul 05 2015
GPLv2 or later
Free download
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Uses Joomla! Update System


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