Testing WP Retina 2x Plugin

This post is to test the WP Retina 2x plugin for WordPress. The image was uploaded at 2880×1500 (603kb).  I’m also using CloudFlare and CloudFront with w3 Total Cache so I want to test it out to see if this configuration will actually work.  The photo is from my trip to Belize....

Image Compression Shootout: Lightroom, Photos...

Using the smallest images possible while preserving quality is important because small images load faster.  If your site visitors have to wait a long time for your site and images to load they are likely to just move on.  There are several methods of reducing the size of your images, here I compare four different methods, though there are certainly other methods (software).  I use Adobe Lightroom 4.2 for most of my image management and editing, with some work in Adobe Photoshop CS5 for some extra editing when needed.   To reduce the size of my images I most often used JPEGmini but then stumbled across a WordPress plugin called Smush.it,...

Google Translate for Android gets v2.2 update...

We are getting closer to the Star Trek “Universal Translator” becoming a reality.  There are several apps out there that will convert speech or text in real-time.  You can speak into your mobile phone in English, it immediately plays it back in another language.  Very useful if you are trying to communicate in a foreign land. Google Translate for Android gets v2.2 update, adds more language support for speech-to-speech — Engadget

JPEGmini – Your Photos on a Diet!

Great service that compresses your jpeg images for the web.  All of the images I have uploaded to the site so far have been compressed with JPEGmini.  You can use higher compression when saving in Photoshop or other image tools, but JPEGmini maintains quality a lot better.  I’m hoping they have an export plugin for Lightroom and Photoshop soon. JPEGmini – Your Photos on a Diet!

Testing “WP Retina 2X” Plugin For...

Now that WordPress 4.4 is out (and used on this site as of December 8, 2015) I wanted to test the Retina 2X plugin for WordPress to see how it works and if it makes a difference on my 4K monitor and iPhone.  I exported two images from Lightroom, one is 1024 pixels wide, the other 3840 pixels wide (4K). 1024 pixels version below.  The blog displays images here at 818 pixels wide, and if you click you get the large version.    The 3840 pixel version.  The theory is that high resolution displays should show a higher quality version than the one above (which is limited by the file...