I'm trying to figure out the best way to deal with media that's uploaded into the library.
There's a statement in the media library that confuses me a tad:
"Discard any changes and restore the original image. Previously edited copies of the image will not be deleted."
I can't seem to find the edited images in the library ... it seems the only way to do it is to go via FTP and look into uploads folder and delete them.
This is not a realistic solution once the site goes into production as I won't be maintaining it.
What can I do to prevent this? Is there a good image optimizer plugin that also shows all the different resized images in the library? I tried a plugin that confused me because it didn't show all the different images it resized automatically, and the site became huge! Had to go into uploads to delete them all.
EDIT Just tried a couple of test images right now ... and checked the uploads folder via FTP, and it shows all different resized sizes available for the image! But it doesn't show in the library, and I don't understand where the resizing is coming from! There are no images optimizer activated!
The image above is showing all the resized images that's automatically generated ... all going into this directory (wp-content/uploads/2016/12) ...