Cache, Articles Images, Site Performance, Content Optimization, Print & PDF

ImageRecycle is an automatic Image and PDF content optimizer for Joomla website. 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.

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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 optimization is more efficient than any other optimization tool.

Joomla image optimization

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.

Reduce 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.

Main features:

  • 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
  • Generate PDF report of your websites optimization
  • Connect ImageRecycle account and sub-account from component admin
  • Image automatic resizing
  • Define an optimization quality images per media type
  • Define a min-max size to optimize
  • Optimize png, jpg, gif
  • Define optimization quality per file type, jpg, png, gif


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)


- Easy to use
- Fast
- Top Image optimization

Ease of use

- Install and happy


- Fast
- Competent
- Polite


The Plugin is so simple that you need not know much.
Documentation is O.K.

I used this to: Joomla Site

Effective Plugin

Posted on 28 December 2015

effectiv plugin to scrimp the images

Ease of use

one klick, save default settings, add the api and go to optimize your images


fast and competent


well dicumented

I used this to: all my joomla sites

ImageRecycle image optimizer

Last updated:
Feb 27 2017
Date added:
Jul 05 2015
GPLv2 or later
Free download

Uses Joomla! Update System

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