ExactDN with the EWWW IO API (Cloud)

Some have asked the question (or something similar): If I use ExactDN, do I need to keep optimizing my images with EWWW IO? In particular, folks have wondered if they need to use the API key on their images once they activate ExactDN.

The answer is "maybe"...

ExactDN and Compression

If you read the Intro to ExactDN article, you may have noticed that ExactDN compresses every image that passes through it. Theoretically, that is EVERY image on your site, but again, some themes and plugins may do clever things that bypass ExactDN. Further, the compression used on ExactDN is the same as our Premium setting on the API, unless you disable Premium compression, then it uses Pixel Perfect Plus mode.

So, when do you use the API in addition to ExactDN?

  1. If you prefer our Premium Plus setting, then you should still be compressing your images using the API.
  2. If you prefer to have the compressed images stored permanently on your server instead of only on our servers, then you should use the API to achieve that.

Happy Optimizing!

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