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Smush 3.0 is now out. This new version of your favorite image optimization tool now offers a Global Image Delivery Network, WebP compression, Automatic Image Scaling, and a brand new interface. Sounds impressive, but what does all that mean?
Smush Webp 3.0 intergration has its own superfast CDN
Smush 3.0 has a ton of new features, all made possible by their brand new global server network. Smush Pro users can now use the Smush CDN (Content Delivery Network) to deliver images. Servers (at a rate of 40 terabytes per second) are located in 45 locations worldwide. Closer servers mean more speed, and more speed means a better SEO score.
WebP formatting: sharper images, yet 25% lighter
With Smush, you can now also create, save, and deliver WebP images to compatible browsers. WebP images are of excellent quality and are 25 to 30% lighter than .png and .jpeg images. So: better quality and smaller files.
Wrong Size Detection & True Image Resizing
Smush 3.0 can now detect it if an image is too large for the container, then create a copy that fits - in an instant! For the 'free' users, a Wrong Size Image Finder has also been added. If you activate it, your image will be provided with smart tips to reduce the file size.
A brand new interface
The brand new Smush 3.0 interface puts everything where it belongs - new yet familiar. Lorelei Is your site already running on WordPress 5.0? Then Smush 3.0 seamlessly integrates with your image blocks. You can view all your statistics and information directly in the new editor—both with the free and the premium version of Smush.
More than 1 million people use the free version of Smush to optimize their images. However, if you want to make your WordPress website faster and the quality of your images even better, it is worth considering upgrading to Smush Pro.