Image quality based on image size

Is it possible to set the image quality based on the image size? I’d like to have better image quality for larger images (80) – and worse for small thumbnails (30).

I was expecting a parameter at add_size to control that – but there is none.

If it matters: I’m using ImageMagick.


The only time setting the quality really matters is right before the image is saved or streamed (for the editor). Both of these have the “image_editor_save_pre” filter there, passing it the instance of the image editor. So you can use that to modify the image in any way you like, including setting the quality.

So, something like this should do the job simply and easily:

function example_adjust_quality($image) {
    $size = $image->get_size();
    // Values are $size['width'] and $size['height']. Based on those, do what you like. Example:
    if ( $size['width'] <= 100 ) {
    if ( $size['width'] > 100 && $size['width'] <= 300 ) {
    if ( $size['width'] > 300 ) {
    return $image;

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