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How to Sharpen Resized WordPress Uploaded Images (jpg only)

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This great snippet by Unsal Korkmaz that will sharpen resized images uploaded to wordpress (jpg only). This is a great way to fix blurry jpg thumbnail images. If you would rather use this as a plugin you can now download it from the WordPress plugin directory.

function wps_sharpen_resized_file( $resized_file ) {

    $image = wp_load_image( $resized_file );
    if ( !is_resource( $image ) )
        return new WP_Error( 'error_loading_image', $image, $file );

    $size = @getimagesize( $resized_file );
    if ( !$size )
        return new WP_Error('invalid_image', __('Could not read image size'), $file);
    list($orig_w, $orig_h, $orig_type) = $size;

    switch ( $orig_type ) {
        case IMAGETYPE_JPEG:
            $matrix = array(
                array(-1, -1, -1),
                array(-1, 16, -1),
                array(-1, -1, -1),
            );

            $divisor = array_sum(array_map('array_sum', $matrix));
            $offset   = 0; 
            imageconvolution($image, $matrix, $divisor, $offset);
            imagejpeg($image, $resized_file,apply_filters( 'jpeg_quality', 90, 'edit_image' ));
            break;
        case IMAGETYPE_PNG:
            return $resized_file;
        case IMAGETYPE_GIF:
            return $resized_file;
    }

    return $resized_file;
}   

add_filter('image_make_intermediate_size', 'wps_sharpen_resized_file',900);

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