Discoveries

Discoveries #11

Todays issue of Discoveries is all about images. Show them, manipulate them, get information about them, protect them, use them and create them with JavaScript. Have fun trying out one of these cool solutions.

  • PhotoSwipe
  • lightGallery
  • Pica
  • Resemble.js
  • medium-zoom
  • LC-Mouse-Drag
  • ProtectImage.js
  • Tinygraphs
  • Dynamic Social Sharing Images
  • Automatic Social Share Images

PhotoSwipe

by Dmytro Semenov 
https://photoswipe.com

PhotoSwipe is a simple, but powerful image gallery written with jQuery, which has plugin support for some CRM’s. Currently Dmytro is working on the next version v5.

PhotoSwipe

lightGallery

by Sachin Neravath 
https://www.lightgalleryjs.com/

Another wionderful image gallery, but with more (useful?) images features, realized as plugins. It supports video and IFrames also and is fully responsive.

lightGallery

Pica

by Nodeca 
https://github.com/nodeca/pica

Pica is an Open Source project for resizing images with JavaScript. It supports several technologies, like WebAssembly, WebWorkers or even pure JS.

Pica

Resemble.js

by James Cryer 
http://rsmbl.github.io/Resemble.js/

Analyse and compare images with Javascript and visualizes the differences. Great stuff.

Resemble.js

medium-zoom

by François Chalifour 
https://github.com/francoischalifour/medium-zoom

Zoom your images on your website to fullsize like on medium.com.

medium-zoom

LC-Mouse-Drag

by Luca from LCWeb Italia 
https://github.com/LCweb-ita/LC-Mouse-Drag

Instead of zooming your image on your website, you can let the users scroll into an oversized image, to see the details.

LC-Mouse-Drag

ProtectImage.js

by ColonelParrot 
https://github.com/ColonelParrot/ProtectImage.js

ProtectImage.js is a Javascript library that helps prevent image theft by disabling traditional user interactions to download/copy images.

ProtectImage.js

Tinygraphs

by Taironas 
https://www.tinygraphs.com/

Supporting avatars in the comment section of a website is cool, but not every user wants to share an image. Tinygraphs helps out with random graphic images.

Tinygraphs

Dynamic Social Sharing Images

by Drew McLellan 
https://24ways.org/2018/dynamic-social-sharing-images/

Sharing posts on Social Media is vital to get readers and it is a good idea to provide a generic post image. Drew shows how to utilize Node.js to get a page screenshot automatically. The posted script has some pitfalls, but I will post a HowTo shortly.

Dynamic Social Sharing Images

Automatic Social Share Images

by Ryan Filler 
https://www.ryanfiller.com/blog/automatic-social-share-images/

Having a screenshot of a page is one side of the coin on creating Social Share images. Ryan shows us, how to enrich them with the appropriate text.

Automatic Social Share Images

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