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iPhone photos, EXIF, sideways photos and WordPress

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I like to include a good amount of photos in my book reviews and have always followed the same procedure. I take the photos with my iPhone and edit them in Gimp for use in on various WordPress sites. This worked well, until two weeks ago. I had just completed my review for Will Eisner’s A Contract with God Curator’s Collection and published it. It looked good on the site, which I viewed on my Windows 10 PC with Chrome, but when I checked the social media posts on Facebook…read more

Resizing Images in GIMP

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I’ve been looking after the back-end of Comic Book Daily, a website running on WordPress.  This is a comic book website so it’s very visual: one of the things people want is a lot of images.  For this we’re using jQuery Colorbox to make the images pop out of the site;  to work effectively and have the image fit without scrolling in the bulk of web browsers we resize the image to a maximum of 800 pixels.  Resizing also allows for fast loading and reduced space on our web hosting….read more

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