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Licensors dialog in Photo Mechanic
Update: Photo Mechanic adds Licensor fields May 4, 2020

The entire Licensors structure is now available in Photo Mechanic; Google Licensable will expose two of the fields Photo Mechanic has released support for the PLUS Licensor metadata fields that will be exposed in the new Google Licensable feature. You’ll find it in Photo Mechanic 6, Build 4538, and later.… Read more

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Optimizing images for WordPress April 28, 2020

Optimizing images for WordPress. There’s been a lot of digital ink spilled on the subject. There are tons of urban myths swirling around. There’s stuff that’s true, stuff that was true five years ago, stuff that was never true, and stuff that’s way over complicated or just plain wrong.

But the real lowdown, circa early 2020, is stupid simple.

You don’t optimize images for your WordPress site. WordPress does it.

All you have to do is upload a good quality image, at the largest size your site will need, saved at a JPEG compression of 82 or higher.

And, by the way, make sure you have ImageMagick enabled as your imaging library.

That’s it.

Now here’s the long-read version Read more

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Using Photo Mechanic to Optimize images for WordPress April 28, 2020

Let’s optimize some images for uploading to WordPress, step by step. In this How-to, we’ll use Photo Mechanic. Photo Mechanic is known as a hard-core tool for professional photographers. It’s not usually thought of as a program that web designers would turn to.

But, as it turns out, Photo Mechanic is a great tool for this particular job. It’s powerful, comprehensive, fast, and straightforward to use. Maybe it’s time to commend it to the attention of the web design community.

It’s what I use in real life for this kind of thing, if that means anything to you. Read more

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