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« on: August 13, 2013, 03:47 »
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I could've sworn I read something about that but can't seem to find the post.

My image pages looks like the jpg's have been compressed as they look a little blurry.  Is that normal and should I make a note about that.

Thanks.



« Reply #2 on: August 13, 2013, 04:02 »
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I don't have Jet Pack and the only active plugins I have are contact form 7, related posts by taxonomy and sy email updates and notifications.

Looking at the source code on one of my pages doesn't show any width or height restrictions.  It could also be this crappy monitor.

« Reply #3 on: August 13, 2013, 04:06 »
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I don't have Jet Pack and the only active plugins I have are contact form 7, related posts by taxonomy and sy email updates and notifications.

Looking at the source code on one of my pages doesn't show any width or height restrictions.  It could also be this crappy monitor.

I looked at them, they seem fine. Love the periodic table! I'm actually a chemist myself.

Why dont you post a link to one of the ones you think is really blurry so we can check it for you.

« Reply #4 on: August 13, 2013, 04:11 »
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Okay will do.  Should've mentioned that I really need glasses as well  :P



Thanks.  I like chemistry as well but never pursued it which is a pity.  I love science.

« Reply #5 on: August 13, 2013, 04:20 »
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On your site the mini pic looks fine to me. also the bigger thumbnail on your site also looks fine. However, the image you posted here looks blurry. I think thats because its either a screen dump or been blown up slightly.


« Reply #6 on: August 13, 2013, 05:08 »
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And make sure your images are being processed by imagemagick. When you process the uploads, it will say at the top of the page. If they arent, you need to add a bit of code to the php.ini file.

« Reply #7 on: August 13, 2013, 06:26 »
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And make sure your images are being processed by imagemagick. When you process the uploads, it will say at the top of the page. If they arent, you need to add a bit of code to the php.ini file.

Can you please list the steps to add image magic ? What is the benefit of this over the default processing?

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« Reply #8 on: August 13, 2013, 06:34 »
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The turkey image that you posted above has definitely been resized slightly larger.  On your website (http://images.mddu.com/image/smiling-thanksgiving-turkey/?r=http://images.mddu.com), the image is 573 x 443 px.  But the image you displayed above is 590 x 456 px.

« Reply #9 on: August 13, 2013, 06:55 »
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And make sure your images are being processed by imagemagick. When you process the uploads, it will say at the top of the page. If they arent, you need to add a bit of code to the php.ini file.

Can you please list the steps to add image magic ? What is the benefit of this over the default processing?


I am at work so cant do that right now, but a search of the SY section should have threads about image processing. The php.ini file should be in the root folder of your SY site. I did not have one at first, so bluehost created it for me. Then you have to open that file and add a code (sorry, just cant remember it exactly but something like imagick=so or something like that). And thats it.


Benefits: processes your images crisper. Also, not processing with imagemagick sometimes leaves horizontal gray lines in your thumbnail images.

« Reply #10 on: August 13, 2013, 10:20 »
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And make sure your images are being processed by imagemagick. When you process the uploads, it will say at the top of the page. If they arent, you need to add a bit of code to the php.ini file.

Can you please list the steps to add image magic ? What is the benefit of this over the default processing?


I am at work so cant do that right now, but a search of the SY section should have threads about image processing. The php.ini file should be in the root folder of your SY site. I did not have one at first, so bluehost created it for me. Then you have to open that file and add a code (sorry, just cant remember it exactly but something like imagick=so or something like that). And thats it.


Benefits: processes your images crisper. Also, not processing with imagemagick sometimes leaves horizontal gray lines in your thumbnail images.

Will search the forum and change the processing to imagemagick. Few questions:
- I  would want to reprocess my images that are already online. Will that help?
- I hope bluehost allows it. Any IDea?

« Reply #11 on: August 13, 2013, 10:48 »
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And make sure your images are being processed by imagemagick. When you process the uploads, it will say at the top of the page. If they arent, you need to add a bit of code to the php.ini file.

Can you please list the steps to add image magic ? What is the benefit of this over the default processing?


I am at work so cant do that right now, but a search of the SY section should have threads about image processing. The php.ini file should be in the root folder of your SY site. I did not have one at first, so bluehost created it for me. Then you have to open that file and add a code (sorry, just cant remember it exactly but something like imagick=so or something like that). And thats it.


Benefits: processes your images crisper. Also, not processing with imagemagick sometimes leaves horizontal gray lines in your thumbnail images.

Will search the forum and change the processing to imagemagick. Few questions:
- I  would want to reprocess my images that are already online. Will that help?
- I hope bluehost allows it. Any IDea?


Yes, you can reprocess. I had to after i had 100 or so already loaded.  Go to Royalty Free Images > All Images > check all on page and > bulk actions > reprocess.


« Reply #12 on: August 13, 2013, 11:50 »
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Shoot.  I'll have to hunt it down on my server.  That'll be fun reprocessing 550 images.

« Reply #13 on: August 13, 2013, 11:57 »
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Dang it!  I still don't get access to it.

« Reply #14 on: August 13, 2013, 12:07 »
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And make sure your images are being processed by imagemagick. When you process the uploads, it will say at the top of the page. If they arent, you need to add a bit of code to the php.ini file.

Can you please list the steps to add image magic ? What is the benefit of this over the default processing?

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I'd  really appreciate knowing that too.

« Reply #15 on: August 13, 2013, 12:11 »
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Shoot.  I'll have to hunt it down on my server.  That'll be fun reprocessing 550 images.

Kinda the way I feel. It's frustrating to have to keep going back to do different things to images already up on the site. I'm currently busy reworking all my posted one for SEO with Yoast. Now have to go back and do new work on them with Image Magik? Aargh!

« Reply #16 on: August 13, 2013, 12:13 »
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Yes, you can reprocess. I had to after i had 100 or so already loaded.  Go to Royalty Free Images > All Images > check all on page and > bulk actions > reprocess.

That's good to know. So... just figure out how to get Image Magik and then reprocess in bulk? Whew!  :)

« Reply #17 on: August 13, 2013, 12:22 »
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It says I have imagick enabled need to look around some more to see how to enable it through SY.

« Reply #18 on: August 13, 2013, 12:27 »
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I was going to activate and start Yoast today.  There's always sumthin isn't there?

I do have access to my php.ini file.  Does it matter where I put this code in there?

extension=imagick.so

Or does it need to go into a specific place?  Also my site is currently running PHP 5.4

« Reply #19 on: August 13, 2013, 12:35 »
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Well... I just Googled to learn something about Image Magick. This is what Wikipedia says:

"ImageMagick is an open source[1] software suite for displaying, converting, and editing raster image files. It can read and write over 200 image file formats. ImageMagick is licensed under the Apache 2.0 license."

So does that mean it's not for photography? Doesn't sound like it is.

Somebody knowledgeable, please advise on this. I'd really like not to have to tinker any more with my images. Thanks!

« Reply #20 on: August 13, 2013, 12:52 »
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Well... I just Googled to learn something about Image Magick. This is what Wikipedia says:

"ImageMagick is an open source[1] software suite for displaying, converting, and editing raster image files. It can read and write over 200 image file formats. ImageMagick is licensed under the Apache 2.0 license."

So does that mean it's not for photography? Doesn't sound like it is.

Somebody knowledgeable, please advise on this. I'd really like not to have to tinker any more with my images. Thanks!

Your photos are raster images as opposed to vector images; ImageMagick is the industry standard for server-side photo processing, so nothing to worry about there!

« Reply #21 on: August 13, 2013, 12:56 »
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It says I have imagick enabled need to look around some more to see how to enable it through SY.


If it says image magick at the top left of the processing images page, then you are done. Bulk reprocessing for even 500 images shouldnt take that long. I think i did mine in about 5 minutes. You have more so might take a little longer. Makes a big difference tho.

« Reply #22 on: August 13, 2013, 12:59 »
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I was going to activate and start Yoast today.  There's always sumthin isn't there?

I do have access to my php.ini file.  Does it matter where I put this code in there?

extension=imagick.so

Or does it need to go into a specific place?  Also my site is currently running PHP 5.4


Thats it. It can go anywhere. Put next to the code that defines size limits etc. just be certain it is not mixed within commented out code. Which the majority of the file is. Live stuff is usually in a box.

« Reply #23 on: August 13, 2013, 13:23 »
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I did that and even changed php versions but still not working.

Looking at the php pear packages it's not available.  So I'm not sure what gives.

« Reply #24 on: August 13, 2013, 13:53 »
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Well this is cute.  I put in a support ticket and this is what I got back.

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ImageMagick is not provided on premium service, for this to be installed a VPS server is needed or a dedicated server

The image processor doesn't mess with the original files that buyers would download?  Those would remain intact how they were originally created?


 

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