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Live Picture – Software that was way ahead of its time | LensGarden
Once upon a time, there was a software package that could destroy Photoshop in nearly every way. Even today, if it were still available, it could hold its own in a race for giant images.

That amazing software was called Live Picture. It used 48-bit color, was extremely fast yet it only required very small amounts of ram. It had image distortion, unlimited undo and an amazing interface with hidden menus. The images could be output to any size any time. It had nondestructive layer imaging.

Everything you do in LP is a layer (long before Photoshop had layers). It had instant brushes that were huge in scale, great soft edge brushes, cloning tools and amazing masking capabilities. There was no banding in gradients because they were 48 bit gradients as opposed to Photoshop’s 24 bit gradients.
mac  macos  software  images  photography  photoediting  nostalgia 
february 2017 by Aetles
nishanths/zoom.js: Medium's Image Zoom (no dependencies, IE 10+)
A pure JavaScript image zooming plugin; as seen on Medium.com.

Has no dependencies on jQuery or Bootstrap.
webdevelopment  webdesign  images  javascript 
january 2017 by Aetles
Responsive Images in WordPress with Foundation's Interchange • RachieVee: Rachel's Blog
So the problem was, how do I properly code responsive images in WordPress without one, torturing users with slower internet connections and two, still maintaining good practices?
wordpress  foundation  responsivedesign  images  webdevelopment  rwd  css 
march 2015 by Aetles
Retina revolution
“So why not continue compressing the Retina image” I thought to myself. I continued by reducing the Retina image to a whopping 75% of the base image. Holy moly, even this worked, even this image was razor sharp. The difference is even noticable on the iPad 1, 2 and normal computer screens. How bizar, the filesize is smaller than the original. So a smaller filesize AND a better quality on both screen types! This is impossible, I thought. I started to wonder if there was something wrong with the base-file that I used. But there was nothing wrong, I did various test with different images and they all had the same result. Eureka!

The bottomline is that heavy compression doesn’t affect the final image as much as you would expect. This is because of the greater amount of pixels in the Retina image, compression artifacts are scaled down and therefore almost unnoticeable.
webdesign  images  retina 
october 2012 by Aetles
Bryan Lewis Saunders - DRUGS
After experiencing drastic changes in my environment, I looked for other experiences that might profoundly affect my perception of the self.  So I devised another experiment where everyday I took a different drug and drew myself under the influence.  Within weeks I became lethargic and suffered mild brain damage.  I am still conducting this experiment but over greater lapses of time.  I only take drugs that are given to me. 
art  images  drugs  drawing 
august 2012 by Aetles
Image Optimization, Part 4: Progressive JPEG…Hot or Not? » Yahoo! User Interface Blog (YUIBlog)
Baseline vs. progressive JPEGs

Baseline are the “normal” JPEGs, the type of JPEG that all image programs write by default. The browsers load them top-to-bottom as more of the image information comes down the wire.


Loading a baseline JPEG, click to enlarge

Progressive JPEGs are another type of JPEGs, they are rendered, as the name suggests, progressively. First you see a low quality version of the whole image. Then, as more of the image information arrives over the network, the quality gradually improves.


Loading a progressive JPEG, click to enlarge

From usability perspective, progressive is usually good, because the user gets feedback that something is going on. Also if you’re on a slow connection, progressive JPEG is preferable because you don’t need to wait for the whole image to arrive in order to get an idea if it is what you wanted. If not, you can click away from the page or hit the back button, without waiting for the (potentially large) high quality image.

A reason against progressive JPEGs I’ve heard is that they look a bit old school and that users might be underimpressed, if not irritated, by the progressive rendering. I am not aware of a user study that focuses on this issue, please comment if you have heard or conducted such a experiment.
jpeg  images  web  formats 
march 2012 by Aetles
How Apple.com will serve retina images to new iPads « Cloud Four
One of the more interesting questions raised by the new iPad and its retina display is whether or not web sites should deliver higher resolution images when there is no way to know the connection speed. AppleInsider found that Apple.com is being prepped to deliver high-res images and documented how you can test it in Safari on your desktop.

As you can imagine given my research on responsive images, I was keenly interested to see what approach Apple took.

What they’ve chose to do is load the regular images for the site and then if the device requesting the page is a new iPad with the retina display, they use javascript to replace the image with a high-res version of it.

The heavy lifting for the image replacement is being done by image_replacer.js. Jim Newberry prettified the code and placed it in a gist for easier reading.
apple  images  ipad  javascript  web  retina 
march 2012 by Aetles
Lussumo Filebrowser
En filnavigerare (filebrowser) skriven i PHP och publicerad som GPL.
php  filebrowser  filnavigering  open  source  gpl  thumbnails  images  miniatyrer  bilder  filer  Webbutveckling 
september 2005 by Aetles
More Nifty Corners
Rundade hörn utan bilder, bara CSS och Javascript. Nu i förbättrad version.
css  rundade  hörn  rounded  corners  images  PRO.HTML.IT  Webbutveckling  Javascript 
april 2005 by Aetles

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