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Dynamically generate only needed image sizes for only needed images, with manually selected focal point for crops

Author:KubiQ (profile at wordpress.org)
WordPress version required:3.0.1
WordPress version tested:6.5.5
Plugin version:3.6
Added to WordPress repository:18-11-2022
Last updated:28-03-2024
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Plugin URI:https://wp-speedup.eu
Total downloads:7 327
Active installs:1 000+
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This plugin is ment mostly for developers. You need to use its functions in your theme or plugin to make it works.

This plugin offers functionality like face detection crop, focal point selector for every image, function to output responsive <picture> sizes and more.

Why to use this plugin?

WordPress will automatically create a lot of smaller images for every uploaded image.
You mostly need just 1 or 2 of them, so this is a waste of your server space and resources.
Also cropped images are generated from the center by default, which can be a problem many times.

This plugin allows you to:

  • disable autogenerated image sizes
  • dynamically generate only needed image sizes for only needed images
  • delete generated image sizes from this plugin individually or all together
  • specify different focal point that will be in the focus while creating cropped versions of the image
  • automatically detect focal point by face detection algorithm
  • disable big image size threshold, so image bigger than 2560x2560px will be NOT scaled down

How it works

  1. if you disable existing autogenerated image sizes, then newly uploaded images will not create its sizes
  2. you need to specify in your code what size is needed for the image
  3. image is dynamically created on the first visit of the page and is stored in uploads folder
  4. every next visit of that page will just load already generated image

Functions

bis_get_attachment_image_src( $attachment_id, $size, $crop )

Function inspired by default wp_get_attachment_image_src.
If you used Fly Dynamic Image Resizer before, you don’t need to replace fly_get_attachment_image_src functions in your code – there is a fallback, so you can deactivate Fly Dynamic Image Resizer and it will still work.

Parameters:

  • attachment_id (integer)(required)
    The ID of the image attachment
    Example: 123 or get_post_thumbnail_id() or get_field('my_image')

  • size (array)(required)
    An array with the width and height
    Example: [ 1920, 1080 ]

  • crop (boolean/integer/array/string)(optional)
    Skip this or pass false or 0 if you don’t want to crop, just rescale,
    otherwise pass true or 1 to use focal point crop that is selected in admin media (by default center),
    or pass array with string x-axis and y-axis parameters like [ 'right', 'bottom' ]
    or pass array with numeric x-axis and y-axis parameters like [ 0.5, 0.8 ]
    or pass string 'face' to automatically detect face position (can be exhaustive on server resources)

Returns:

array(
    'src' => (string) url of the image,
    'width' => (integer) width in pixels,
    'height' => (integer) height in pixels
)

 

bis_get_attachment_image( $attachment_id, $size, $crop, $attr )

Function inspired by default wp_get_attachment_image.
If you used Fly Dynamic Image Resizer before, you don’t need to replace fly_get_attachment_image functions in your code – there is a fallback, so you can deactivate Fly Dynamic Image Resizer and it will still work.

Parameters:

  • attachment_id (integer)(required)
    The ID of the image attachment
    Example: 123 or get_post_thumbnail_id() or get_field('my_image')

  • size (array)(required)
    An array with the width and height
    Example: [ 1920, 1080 ]

  • crop (boolean/integer/array/string)(optional)
    Skip this or pass false or 0 if you don’t want to crop, just rescale,
    otherwise pass true or 1 to use focal point crop that is selected in admin media (by default center),
    or pass array with string x-axis and y-axis parameters like [ 'right', 'bottom' ]
    or pass array with numeric x-axis and y-axis parameters like [ 0.5, 0.8 ]
    or pass string 'face' to automatically detect face position (can be exhaustive on server resources)

  • attr (array)(optional)
    An array of attributes
    Special attribute retina allows you to automatically generate srcset for @2x retina devices
    Example: array( 'retina' => true, 'alt' => 'Custom alt text', 'class' => 'my-class', 'id' => 'my-id' )

Returns:

<img src="https://web.com/wp-content/uploads/bis-images/1234/your-image-500x500-f50_50.jpg" width="500" height="500" alt="Alt text">

 

bis_get_attachment_picture( $attachment_id, $sizes, $attr )

Parameters:

  • attachment_id (integer)(required)
    The ID of the image attachment
    Example: 123 or get_post_thumbnail_id() or get_field('my_image')

  • sizes (array)(required)
    An array with the key => value pair
    where key means breakpoint
    and value is array of width, height, crop and alternative_attachment_id
    Example: [ 767 => [ 767, 400, 1, 987 ], 9999 => [ 1200, 500, 1 ] ]
    This will generate <source media="(max-width:767px)" srcset="image987_767x400.jpg">
    and <source media="(max-width:9999px)" srcset="image_1200x500.jpg">
    and <source media="(min-width:10000px)" srcset="image.jpg">

  • attr (array)(optional)
    An array of attributes
    Special attribute retina allows you to automatically generate srcset for @2x retina devices
    Example: array( 'retina' => true, 'alt' => 'Custom alt text', 'class' => 'my-class', 'id' => 'my-id' )

Example:
To generate perfect fullwidth hero image, that will looks great on 4K devices and also on small phones, but it will load only needed size, you can use:

echo bis_get_attachment_picture(
    get_post_thumbnail_id(),
    [
        375 => [ 375, 500, 1, 987 ],
        575 => [ 575, 500, 1, 987 ],
        767 => [ 767, 500, 1, 987 ],
        991 => [ 991, 500, 1 ],
        1199 => [ 1199, 500, 1 ],
        1399 => [ 1399, 500, 1 ],
        1600 => [ 1600, 500, 1 ],
        1920 => [ 1920, 500, 1 ],
        2560 => [ 2560, 500, 1 ],
        3440 => [ 3440, 500, 1 ],
        3840 => [ 3840, 500, 1 ],
    ]
);

Returns:

<picture>
    <source media="(max-width:375px)" srcset="https://web.com/wp-content/uploads/bis-images/987/your-image-375x500-f50_50.jpg">
    <source media="(max-width:575px)" srcset="https://web.com/wp-content/uploads/bis-images/987/your-image-575x500-f50_50.jpg">
    <source media="(max-width:767px)" srcset="https://web.com/wp-content/uploads/bis-images/987/your-image-767x500-f50_50.jpg">
    <source media="(max-width:991px)" srcset="https://web.com/wp-content/uploads/bis-images/123/your-image-991x500-f50_50.jpg">
    <source media="(max-width:1199px)" srcset="https://web.com/wp-content/uploads/bis-images/123/your-image-1199x500-f50_50.jpg">
    <source media="(max-width:1399px)" srcset="https://web.com/wp-content/uploads/bis-images/123/your-image-1399x500-f50_50.jpg">
    <source media="(max-width:1600px)" srcset="https://web.com/wp-content/uploads/bis-images/123/your-image-1600x500-f50_50.jpg">
    <source media="(max-width:1920px)" srcset="https://web.com/wp-content/uploads/bis-images/123/your-image-1920x500-f50_50.jpg">
    <source media="(max-width:2560px)" srcset="https://web.com/wp-content/uploads/bis-images/123/your-image-2560x500-f50_50.jpg">
    <source media="(max-width:3440px)" srcset="https://web.com/wp-content/uploads/bis-images/123/your-image-3440x500-f50_50.jpg">
    <source media="(max-width:3840px)" srcset="https://web.com/wp-content/uploads/bis-images/123/your-image-3840x500-f50_50.jpg">
    <source media="(min-width:3841px)" srcset="https://web.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/11/your-image.jpg">
    <img width="4000" height="2000" src="https://web.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/11/your-image.jpg" alt="Some alt" loading="lazy">
</picture>

 

There is no fallback for fly_add_image_size function

If you used Fly Dynamic Image Resizer before, you need to remove fly_add_image_size functions from your code.
You can create your own variables for sizes if you need it, like

define( 'MY_CUSTOM_SIZE', [ 1000, 200 ] );

and then just us it inside functions, like:

echo bis_get_attachment_image( get_post_thumbnail_id(), MY_CUSTOM_SIZE );

 

Support other extensions than JPG, PNG and WEBP

This plugin works by default only with JPG, PNG and WEBP files,
but you can easily allow any other mime types,
just use this code eg. in wp-config.php or in your functions.php

define( 'BIS_ALLOWED_MIME_TYPES', array( 'image/jpeg', 'image/png', 'any_other/mime_type' ) );

 

Get selected image focal point

Focal point data are stored in the attachement post metas.
There is also custom sanitize function, that you can use.

$focal_point = sanitize_focal_point( get_post_meta( get_post_thumbnail_id(), 'focal_point', true ) );

Returns:

array( 0.5, 0.8 )

which means that focal point is 50% from left and 80% from top


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