The Media Settings controls how your media is displayed.

You can change these settings at any time by going to Settings > Media, make your desired changes and then click Save Changes.

Media Settings

Image Sizes

Image sizes

Your site automatically resizes your images to three different sizes: thumbnail; medium and large.   Most people keep these as per the default settings.

Image Optimization

Image optimzation

By default, enable image optimization is selected on all newly created sites to automatically resize images when they are uploaded.  This helps reduce your storage space usage and ensures that the images are optimized for viewing online.

The image optimizer works by converting png to jpg, resized and compressed; jpg are just resized and compressed.  Maximum width is 1920 pixels by maximum height of 1920 pixels.