Duplicate Ghost Images External Storage

I noticed that Ghost stores two versions of the same image when used locally, but both are different sizes.
I am storing ghost images to external storage, but I notice ghost stores two of the exact images for each image. There are no difference in sizes of each image.

Is this by design? How can this be disabled?

SOLVED: Add the following to production config file
“resize”: false

Why do you want to turn off image optimizing? You may save a little—negligible—storage, but at the expense of bandwidth and site performance.

The use case is storing images in external storage. Image optimization does not work on external storage :cry: