August 4, 2014 — Whether you’re setting up a portfolio page, a site for Realtors, or for a professional blogger, images are important. But how do you use images that look great and don’t slow down visitors to your site? What are some important considerations you need to have in mind? This talk covers things like how WordPress handles images and what you need to know about that (thumbnails, regeneration); how to compress your images; how and when to use progressive jpegs, for instance, or pngs; and what you can do to help images on your site load faster (Photon, CDNs, static asset caching, parallel downloading, etc).
May 9, 2014 — Today’s designers and developers must format and code images so that they look great across a multitude of screen sizes and resolutions. This presentation focuses on how to ensure your next WordPress project has razor-sharp, responsive, imagery.
Topics will include: How images are handled on high-density / Retina displays, Which image formats to use, and when (jpg, gif, png, svg), Working with vector (svg) graphics in Photoshop / Illustrator and in the browser (XML/CSS), How to enable / work with SVG images in WordPress
December 9, 2013 — In the past, image manipulation in WordPress was an alchemy of mixing GD functions and WordPress functions together to (hopefully) turn out the desired result. In WordPress 3.5+, GD is abstracted out, and a new class, WP_Image_Editor, allows easy manipulation of image files. This lets you perform simple resizing, crops, flips, rotates, and real-time streaming of those results using Imagick or GD. But, that’s not all! You can also easily extend WordPress’ classes to add your own functions, or replace the entire engine with your own.
This session will walk through what’s changed for image manipulation in 3.5, and explain ways you can take advantage of the APIs, both through using them directly and extending them for plugins of your own.
September 6, 2013 — Images, even small ones, can be the biggest files that make up your site. Learn the tools, plugins, and theming techniques you’ll want to start using to shrink your page load times and save your mobile users a few bucks without sacrificing image quality.
April 25, 2013 — In this presentation beginners will learn how to add media to WordPress. This presentation covers:
Uploading Images, Bulk Uploading Images, Adding Alt and Title Tags, Descriptions and Captions to Images, Cropping and Sizing Images, Inserting Single Images and Multiple Image Galleries, Adding Audio, Video and Other Formats and Embedding Audio, Video and Other Formats.
March 7, 2010 — Ian Huet looks at ways to simplify image handling when using WordPress as a publishing platform. Generating content can often be a very time consuming process, a process which can be equally enriched and prolonged by the inclusion of images. He illustrates that any good solution is as much technical implementation as smart thinking and better work flow.
December 1, 2009 — A brief introduction to the Snipi for WordPress plugin, including installation, configuration, and interaction with either the WordPress Media Library or the NextGEN Gallery plugin.
The plugin directory page can be found here.