Gain a 15-30% speed boost by sacrificing rendering quality.
<add name="SpeedOrQuality" />to the
&speed=value to any image URL.
- 0 - Highest quality
- 1 - High quality bilinear, but with low quality pixel offset, smoothing, composing, and compositing quality.
- 2 - Low quality bilinear
- 3 - GetThumbnailImage() is used. This can produce extremely bad (but instant) results when an image has an embedded EXIF thumbnail (most cameras embed these).
Resizing is usually the least expensive part of image resizing - jpeg decoding and encoding take most of the time. This plugin can sometimes speed up resizing by 1.5-3x (or more if there is a thumbnail image and you are using &speed=3), but it probably doesn't matter much - the overall savings are likely less than 20%.
This plugin (SpeedOrQuality (v3.1+)) is part of the Essential edition
Where is the plugins section?
<plugins> section is located in Web.config, and is nested inside the
<resizer> element, which is nested inside
<configuration>. For examples, see this sample Web.config file.
Where can I find the dll?
We prefer that you install via NuGet, but you can also find the plugin DLL files in the /dlls/release folder of your download.
How do I typically install a plugin via Web.Config?
- In Visual Studio, right click on your project and choose "Add reference". Browse to the plugin DLL and click "OK".
- In the <plugins> section of Web.config, insert <add name="PluginName" />
- Look at the plugin documentation to see what configuration options (if any) are available.