This plugin optimizes your images in your Umbraco media database and accelerates your websites. Kraken is a robust, ultra-fast image optimizer and compressor with best-in-class algorithms. Kraken saves you bandwidth and storage space and will dramatically improve your website’s load times. Don’t know Kraken yet? Try it on Kraken Image Optimizer.
How it works?
After installing the Umbraco package, fill in your Kraken API-key in the Media section and choose an optimization option. Let the Kraken plugin optimize all the images in your Umbraco media database at once or do it manually per image. If you choose the “automatic compression” option, every image you upload will be compressed automatically. Want to save the original file? You can! You are also able to specify how the Kraken images within your website will be optimized: with or without a slight adjustment of the quality. The choice is yours.
Is the Kraken plugin suitable for all Umbraco websites?
Almost all! We put a lot of effort in making the Kraken package available for all Umbraco versions 4, 6, and 7.
Will Kraken affected the quality of the images?
Kraken's optimization algorithms excel at determining the optimal balance of image quality and file size, often greatly reducing image size while retaining perfect quality for the vast majority of optimized images.
Where can I download the Kraken API-key?
Kraken.io isn’t free of use. You need a kraken account. Pricing start at $5 a month for 500MB of images. You can sign up on Kraken Image Optimizer. Thereafter the Kraken Umbraco plugin can send your images to the powerful, cutting-edge hardware powering Kraken.io and get them optimized in no time.
Please note that if you're using Umbraco 7, after install, you'll have to update the "Property Editor" of the datatype "Status" to "Status". This is a small bug that will be fixed in a newer release.