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Blog posts by Amar Vyas about image editing, optimization, converting from jpeg and png to webp and other formats. In other words, everything you might want to know about images for your website or app .

Feature Images used in Blogging Challenge 2022

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On Friday, I thought of publishing a Collage- an image gallery- of images used as Feature Images for the #bloggingchallenge. You can enlarge each image by clicking that image.

feature Image: Andras, Unsplash. blog of Amar Vyas

Why you should consider image optimization for your website or app?

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The below post was created using by the Artificial Intelligence (AI) bot at podbot.ai. In this article, we will teach you how to optimize images for the web without losing quality and the file types you should be using. Here are six key strategies you can use to optimize your image files, reduce page load times, and improve user experience.

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Image for Blog post on CDN. Blog of Amar vyas

An overnight saga with file permissions for images while setting up CDN

Welcome to Day 24 of my Blogging challenge. For today’s Techie Thursday post, let us take a look at an issue that I faced while setting up one of the two *final* CDNs or Content delivery Networks for this blog. In a nutshell, I successfully uploaded thousands of pictures to a web folder, from which the images would be delivered to the website. In the process, the settings for the file changed, which could have caused a security issue. Four hours of effort wasted, but important lesson learnt. Check the damn permissions before uploading the file on the Internet!

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Black Adult Dog relaxing on streets of Bengaluru

Photo collage: dogs that let me feed them over the years

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Welcome to Day eleven of my blogging challenge. Today is Foto Friday, and I was planning to publish a different type of post this morning. I thought of posting this picture collage of indie/ street dogs who have let me feed them. These pictures are taken in Bengaluru and other cities over the past several years. Whether you love dogs, or do not – they are a part of our lives. Either within our homes, or the neighbourhoods we live in. Read More »Photo collage: dogs that let me feed them over the years

When Pictures are worth a thousand Hours

When Pictures are worth a thousand Hours : sorting and arranging challenge

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You may have heard the phrase a picture is worth a thousand words. But what happens when you realize that:
-You have thousands of pictures to sort and arrange.
-Worse, the pictures collected over the years, taken with different devices, and stored across multiple drives.
-Finally, they exist in different formats.
The result: You end up spending nearly 1,000 hours sorting them. I literally went down that path recently.
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Creating an animated image in WebP format. blog of Amar Vyas

How I accidentally created an animated image

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Welcome to Day Two of my Blogging challenge. Wednesday is “Webby Wednesday” where I will write about matters related to website hosting, security, performance and of course content. In today’s post, I write about how I accidentally created an animated image of all the banners on this site! I was looking to convert all the banner images into WebP format using Imagemagick. The output was a flashy, animated image, like the gifs many of us love, and others love to hate. The image in question in posted at the end of this article for a `very specific reason` mentioned later.
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Feature Image- CDN Setup for blog of Amar Vyas

CDN Setup for this new blog site – January 2022 update

Past Issues with Content Delivery Networks

In the past, I have migrated servers and change the image delivery system (either via CDN or served locally) for this blog multiple times. This has led to series of broken images. In other cases, it was a matter of mis-configuration of Gumlet or BunnyCDN. In January 2022, I was able to resolve this matter when I migrated this blog to its own subdomain.In a matter of time, images for all 300 plus blog posts (that have been published at the time of writing this post) should start displaying correctly.
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Using Linux Terminal for Converting file to Webp- Blog of Amar Vyas

How to convert images to Webp format using Linux command line

In this post, we will take a look at how to convert images to Webp format using command line tools or the Linux terminal. Over the past year, I have used several tools on the Linux terminal to optimize or convert jpg, png and HEIF images. You can find some of those posts here. Today, I wanted to revisit the conversion of to Webp format using Linux commands.Read More »How to convert images to Webp format using Linux command line