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Changing the way we perceive the impact of images
Everyone knows the old adage that a picture is worth a thousand words. But what most people don’t realize about images is what needs to be taken into consideration when using them on websites and in mobile apps.
 
That seemed to be the consensus of those who attended our first ImageCon, sponsored by Cloudinary and held last week at the Four Seasons in San Francisco. A conference focused solely on managing images, ImageCon featured a great line-up of speakers from companies like Cloud Four, Etsy, Microsoft, SpeedCurve and Smashing Magazine, who talked about responsive images, compression, formats, how to measure image performance and why that performance matters to your business. And after hearing from our speakers, many of our attendees realized just how much there was to know about images, and how much they were able to learn in just a one-day conference.
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Image Management Best Practices
 
There’s no debating the fact that including images on your website or mobile app draws the interest of users and leads to stronger engagement. For example, posts that include images produce 650 percent higher engagement than text-only posts, according to a WebDAM infographic. Use of attention-grabbing images is only going to grow. Consider that by 2018, 84 percent of communication will be visual, the infographic noted. 
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You're invited to ImageCon - the image management conference!

Images – if you’re a developer, there’s no doubt that at one time or another, you’ve probably worked with a lot of image files, and may have been tasked with ensuring a top-notch user experience or continually improving website and app performance. You may have posed questions on online message boards, or sought advice from your developer colleagues. But there hasn’t been a conference that solely focused on image management…until now.

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Is your website offering the best user experience?
 
The most common frustrations voiced by people when visiting a website are the time it takes for pages to load and the amount of bandwidth some sites eat from their monthly mobile plans. 
 
What these users might not realize is that, in many cases, the culprit is the same: website image performance. Ensuring images are optimized is particularly important to businesses who manage these sites since they account for the majority of the downloaded bytes on a web page, and can slow down load times considerably. 
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Apartment List speed us development and scale rapidly
Apartment List is one of the fastest-growing online rental marketplaces in the world, helping its users with everything from searching for a new apartment to handling applications and payments. The company’s Webby-award winning site draws more than 2.5 million monthly visits, with mobile accounting for 70 percent of traffic. In 2014, Apartment List introduced top-rated iOS app. It was named the #3 fastest growing company in the San Francisco Bay Area.
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How Under Armour save development time with Cloudinary
 

High Performance App for High Performing Athletes

Under Armour is a global leader in performance footwear, apparel and equipment, made for athletes. An extension of its brand is the Under Armour Connected Fitness™ platform, which powers the world's largest digital health and fitness community through a suite of applications: UA Record, MapMyFitness, Endomondo and MyFitnessPal.
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