Filters: Image optimiser

filter_imageopt
Maintained by Picture of Guy ThomasGuy Thomas
Resize images to a configurable maximum size. Delay the loading of images until visible in the viewport.

Image optimiser 3.3.0.1

Release notes

Image optimiser filter

The image optimiser filter is intended to solve the issue of high resolution images slowing down (and blocking) page loads.

Features:

  • Resize images that are greater than a maximum width and preserve aspect ratios and original images.
  • Resizes images in all filterable text - course content, user profile description, etc.
  • Allow for delayed loading of images (load when visible) with the option of specifying how many images should be loaded immediately before images are placeheld and loaded when in the view port and the page has fully loaded (eliminates blocking for other resources, e.g. javascript in the footer).

Example scenarios:

  • Course designer doesn't know how to resize images prior to upload and uploads a 6 mega pixel image when they don't require this resolution. The filter solves this issue by automatically resizing images to a specified maximum width (aspect ratios are preserved).

  • Course designer uploads 100s of images into a course label The filter can solve this issue by place holding images and making them load only when scrolled into the viewport.

  • Students using mobile data plans are finding their course page to be sluggish due to unnecessarily large images uploaded to their course. The filter can solve this issue by both placeholding images until scrolled into the viewport and then resizing the image which is served to the user.

Configuration

For the filter to work, it must be enabled via Site administration / Plugins / Filters / Manage filters.

The filter settings area available via Site administration / Plugins / Filters / Image optimiser.

By default, the optimiser both place holds (load when visible) and resizes (maximum image width) to 800px.

Videos

Note, the page is ready in half the time when the filter is enabled!

Copyright

(c) Guy Thomas 2017

Licence

http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/gpl.html GNU GPL v3 or later

Author

Developed by Guy Thomas.

Moodle 3.3

Version information

Version build number
2018012100
Version release name
3.3.0.1
Maturity
Beta
MD5 Sum
18c473b39e412769677860064607db98
Supported software
Moodle 3.3
  • This is the latest release for Moodle 3.3

Version control information

Version control system (VCS)
GIT
VCS repository URL
VCS branch
MOODLE_33_STABLE

Default installation instructions for plugins of the type Filters

  1. Make sure you have all the required versions.
  2. Download and unpack the filter plugin.
  3. Place the folder (eg "myfilter") in the "filter" subdirectory.
  4. Visit http://yoursite.com/admin to finish the installation