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If you want to reduce the file size of images uploaded to your Umbraco website, then this is the package for you. You can set a maximum width and height, this package will replace the original image with a smaller cropped version. It also allows you to create another crop of the image, perhaps a smaller preview size image.

For Umbraco v7 use version 1.1.1 and for Umbraco v8 use version 2.0.0+

To use this in your Umbraco website, the best way to install it is using NuGet:

Install-Package SmallerImages

Then just add these app settings to your web.config file and edit the values accordingly:

<add key="ImageResizeWidth" value="1920" />
<add key="ImageResizeHeight" value="1080" />
<add key="ImageResizeSuffix" value="1080p" />
<add key="ImageResizeKeepOriginal" value="false" />
<add key="ImageResizeUpscale" value="false" />
<add key="ImageResizePreviewWidth" value="240" />
<add key="ImageResizePreviewHeight" value="136" />
<add key="ImageResizePreviewSuffix" value="_preview" />
<add key="ImageResizeMaintainRatio" value="false" />
<add key="ImageResizeApplyToExistingImages" value="true" />


  • Does it work with existing images?

    Yes it does, you can enable it by setting this appSetting value to true

    <add key="ImageResizeApplyToExistingImages" value="true" />
  • How do I turn off the preview image crop?

    Change these config settings to the values as they are below:

    <add key="ImageResizePreviewWidth" value="0" />
    <add key="ImageResizePreviewHeight" value="0" />
    <add key="ImageResizePreviewSuffix" value="" />
  • What happens to the original image?

    It's completely up to you. If you don't want to keep it you can set this value to false, otherwise set it to true.

    <add key="ImageResizeKeepOriginal" value="false" />


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version 2.0.0

NuGet install instructions for Umbraco 7.6.0-8.18.14

Install-Package SmallerImages

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Package Compatibility

This package is compatible with the following versions as reported by community members who have downloaded this package:
Untested or doesn't work on Umbraco Cloud
Version 8.18.x (untested)

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Previously reported to work on versions: 8.9.x, 8.6.x, 8.5.x, 8.4.x, 8.3.x, 8.2.x, 8.1.x, 7.7.x

Package Information

  • Package owner: Paul Seal
  • Created: 14/11/2017
  • Current version 2.0.0
  • .NET version 4.5,4.7.2
  • License MIT
  • Downloads on Our: 849
  • Downloads on NuGet: 5.4K
  • Total downloads : 6.2K

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