Shout Out To Stephan Reiter


PetProject says a big “Thank You!” to Stephan Reiter for his super useful & splendiferous plugin Scissors for WordPress.

I’m not an expert on this stuff, so I’ll describe it in my non-tech way. WordPress lets you resize images after you upload them, but Scissors goes further. It lets you crop images, and when you resize them, it creates a copy of the file at the new, smaller size, which means your page loads faster. Ordinarily you’d have to do all that in Photoshop, etc, and then upload the photo again.
Scissors does this by going back to the original image to get the best quality so it looks good at the larger size.

Not to mention Stephan was responsive and nice about suggestions on making the resizing function integrate so well with the WordPress editor.  And he’s doing this for free.  Cool!

Here is his blog.  Some of the projects he’s worked on.  And papers he’s published.

And to make this unexpectedly pet-related, here’s Stephan’s cat, Bruno, overwhelmed with excitement about the Scissors plugin.


One Reply to “Shout Out To Stephan Reiter”

  1. That’s so sweet of you, Sarah! Thanks a lot, I feel honored.

    Sleepy Burno is also very excited (for this time of the day):

    It was a pleasure exchanging ideas with your husband, developing them over the course and then seeing them in use by other people as part of a plugin. Erik never seemed to run short of new ideas, some of which I plan to implement in the near future. If you have any feature requests I’ll do my very best to make them happen.

    Thanks again for the kind words and have a merry Christmas,

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