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Mickey Aharony

Content Marketing Manager

Mickey is a lean mean marketing machine who has lived and traveled around the world, finally settling high up in the clouds with Cloudinary.

Working With CSS Images

With Cascading Style Sheets (CSS), you can style your site and transform the related images. For example, you can create static or sticky positioning for the graphics, define backgrounds and borders, resize, and create cool filters to show off the artistry.

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Creating Image-Filter Effects With CSS

You can transform images with CSS image filters, applying popular effects like blur, brightness, contrast, drop shadow, grayscale, hue, invert, opacity, saturate, and sepia. With Cloudinary, image-transformation tasks, such as blurring or pixelating faces, adjusting brightness and contrast, and transferring image styles, are much simpler and often automated. This article elaborates on how to do all that on both platforms.

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Image-Editing Basics and a Tutorial for Automation With AI

You likely find yourself continually editing images for enhancement by eliminating flaws and tweaking the overall presentation, typically with software tools. Examples of basic editing are straightening, cleaning, and cropping images, as well as adjusting the contrast, exposure, and white balance. With advanced software like Cloudinary, you can automate not only editing tasks, such as quality adjustment and encoding, but also delivery.

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Tips for Retaining Audience Through Engaging Videos

Measuring the level of interest your videos generate helps you produce compelling content. The measurement and optimization approach must, however, address the various aspects of each video, including the A/B test hypothesis and iterations. A high engagement rate spells effective videos; a low engagement rate calls for content improvement.

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Image Formats: Getting it Right

Image formats, which are standards for digital images, can be uncompressed, compressed, raster based, or vector based. You determine the DNA of your images with the formats you adopt, each of which offering different capabilities. For example, rasters generate images with pixels; vectors, with vectors or proportional formulas. PNGs can display logos without background; JPEGs always come with backgrounds. This article explains the main properties of the various image formats, including their basic concepts and pros and cons.

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Lazy Loading: Choosing the Best Option

In today’s digital-first age, online site performance is critical for ensuring business continuity, attracting repeat sales, and gaining a competitive advantage. Lazy loading accelerates performance for websites and apps. Many implementation techniques are available, however, so choose wisely. In particular, become familiar with the universal practices and the language- and framework-specific approaches.

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