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How to increase the WordPress image quality

If you find the thumbnails to be pixelated, there is a way to increase the quality with hooks.

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Two simple hooks to add to your functions.php

The image quality of thumbnails generated by WordPress is rather low. You can easily increase the quality with the following filters:

				
					/** 
*   /my-child-theme/functions.php
*
*   Sets the image quality of pictures uploaded on WordPress. 
*   Defaults to 82, between 0 and 100. 
**/
add_filter( 'jpeg_quality', fn () => 100 );
add_filter( 'wp_editor_set_quality', fn () => 100 );
				
			

The reason why we need two hooks is that wp_editor_set_quality will get overwritten by the jpeg_quality hook specifically.

That’s it! as easy as that!