I know that you can resize images within WordPress, which now allows you to scale images within the Media Library, but that is not the problem. Even for images that are the right size, there needs to be a way to specify the image dimensions, that is, width and height, which allows for faster rending by eliminating the need for unnecessary reflows and repaints. Scaling the images does not do that.

I am pretty sure WordPress used to have this feature natively within the Media Library, but now it’s a problem for all images uploaded outside of a page/post/Image widget, including logos, new hero images, brands, and team members. This greatly affects the page load score, if not the load time. Also, without the display settings, there’s no way to append a custom class to these images and, for example, add a hover effect.

I just thought there might be something that can be done about this, but if not then I’ll just leave it like this.