Responsive images may be a hot trend in web dev, but they come with a scary problem: the need to efficiently, automatically resize hundreds or thousands of assets. In this talk I’ll show you how to use ImageMagick — an open-source command-line graphics editor — to quickly resize your images, while maintaining visual quality and a small file size. I’ll go step-by-step to cover everything you need from installation, to selecting the appropriate options, to integrating with your task-runner or CMS. By the end of this talk you’ll be ready to serve beautiful and fast images to all your users.
Dave Newton is a web developer at St. Michael’s Hospital in Toronto, Canada. He strongly believes in making web content accessible and usable, and this goal has made him passionate about web standards, responsive design, progressive enhancement, accessibility, and web performance. He is an active member of the W3C’s Responsive Issues Community Group.