FastImage, performant React Native image component

React Native’s Image component handles image caching like browsers for the most part. If the server is returning proper cache control headers for images you’ll generally get the sort of built in caching behavior you’d have in a browser. Even so many people have noticed: Flickering. Cache misses. Low performance loading from cache. Low performance […]

Vibrant.js – Extract prominent colors from an image

Usage is simple: var vibrant = new Vibrant(img); var swatches = vibrant.swatches() for (var swatch in swatches) if (swatches.hasOwnProperty(swatch) && swatches[swatch]) console.log(swatch, swatches[swatch].getHex()) Works by reading in the image, placing it onto a <canvas> element, and then getting all pixel information from that canvas. Vibrant.js →

Photoshop Google Maps Tile Cutter Script Update (Again)

Five days after the previous update PS_BRAMUS.GoogleMapsTileCutter — a Photoshop Script which automatically chops up a large image into tiles for use with Google Maps — has been updated again. With this new version one can now choose to place all tiles into one and the same folder (as it was before), or use subfolders […]

Photoshop Google Maps Tile Cutter Script Update

It’s been 1.5 years already since I created PS_BRAMUS.GoogleMapsTileCutter, a Photoshop Script which automatically chops up a large image into tiles for use with Google Maps. Today a huge update was released. Sparked by an initial pull request by Nick Springer, PS_BRAMUS.GoogleMapsTileCutter now sports a UI dialog in which you can set the options before […]

TinyPNG — Compress PNG images while preserving transparency

TinyPNG uses smart lossy compression techniques to reduce the file size of your PNG files. By selectively decreasing the number of colours in the image, fewer bytes are required to store the data. The effect is nearly invisible but it makes a very large difference in file size! Works so well (shaves more than 50% […]

Photoshop Google Maps Tile Cutter Script (Google Maps Tile Generator)

UPDATE SEPTEMBER 2013: PS_Bramus.GoogleMapsTileCutter has been updated and now includes a nice UI dialog. A video of the new version in action can be viewed on YouTube. The download link below links to the latest version, so no worries there. Last week, I coded a Google Maps Tile Cutter script for use with Adobe Photoshop. […]

Convert MrSID to an image (PNG, JPG, TIFF, …)

Conversion result, using data of my hometown Deinze, Belgium To convert a MrSID (Multiresolution Seamless Image Database) from LizardTech you’ll need GDAL (Geospatial Data Abstraction Library) — Mac Users: download here — along with its MrSID Plugin — Mac Users: scroll down at link above. Once both are installed you can use gdal_translate to do […]

Enabling Image Upload in Staff Panel of Kayako Support Suite

When it comes to features and functionality Kayako Supportsuite is a fine product indeed. One of the things that is lacking though is the ability to upload new images to the server in order for you to insert them into a KB article for example. Took me a little while, but I found out how […]