‘Tips & Tricks’ Archive
Yesterday I had a post that linked to the website of a photographer who was annoyed at how significantly his traffic dropped as a result of the redesigned Google Image Search. I promised to follow that post with instructions on blocking Google Image Search from indexing images on a WordPress website.
I’ve been doing some maintenance work on this blog and came across some interesting shortcomings of WordPress. When I first began this blog I used Flickr to host all the images that went into blog posts. I recently decided it would be best to break this dependence on Flickr and went through the painstaking process of importing all images and updating each and every post.
During this lengthy process I discovered that there was avery notable difference between the images resized by Flickr and the images resized by WordPress. Bellow is a prime example of the quality difference. Both images came from the same original source file which is a jpg image with a width of 1024 pixels and a height of 769 pixels. On the left you have the Flickr version and on the right you have the WordPress version.
In OS-X Mountain Lion I noticed that I had duplicates of certain applications in my “Open With” menu. This can be cleaned up quickly by making a small trip to Terminal. Launch the Terminal application and paste in the following code:
Sometimes OS-X can get a little quirky on you and not do the things you want it to. Like when you are trying to delete a file and the system tells you it can’t because it’s being used by an application.
Just wanted to share a quick Aperture tip about the “Primary Only” option in the Edit menu. The other day I was working and sorting through pictures. I had selected multiple images and I wanted to give them all one star ratings. After selecting all of the images I hit “1″ on my keyboard but noticed only the final image received a star. Something was wrong because that’s not the behavior I’m used too.