Photon is an image acceleration and editing service for sites hosted on WordPress.com or on Jetpack-connected WordPress sites. That means less load on your host and faster images for your readers.

To start using Photon:

  1. From the Jetpack page in your blog dashboard, click the Activate button for Photon.
  2. You’re done! Your images will now be served dynamically from the global WordPress.com cloud.

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How Photon Works

Questions & Answers

Limitations

Themes and plugins can also use the Photon API to transform images using GET query arguments. Developers will find Photon API examples and documentation on developer.wordpress.com.

Photon is only allowed to be used by sites hosted on WordPress.com, or on Jetpack-connected WordPress sites. If you move to another platform, or disconnect Jetpack from your site, please also switch to another magic image service. Abuse of Jetpack or violation of the WordPress.com Terms of Service could result in suspension of your site from WordPress.com-connected services.