Liked https://asuo-images.streamlit.app/ (asuo-images.streamlit.app)

Enhance the accessibility of your course images with our intuitive tool. Designed to effortlessly generate alt text and detailed descriptions, as well as extract text from slides and images that are not accessible, our tool simplifies the creation of inclusive content. Just upload your image and hit ‘Create Image Details.’ Within seconds, you’ll see the generated content appear on the right side of the screen. Need to tailor the descriptions further? Easily add more specifics with the ‘Add Details’ option and generate updated descriptions to perfectly meet your needs.

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Jim, I have enjoyed following your journey lately exploring different hosting options. I was particularly interested in the way you store your images outside of your blog using WP Offload Media Lite plugin. I am wondering if this would be an answer for having two sites and continually being frustrated with my workflow in regards to where images are stored. I have taken to using the External Featured Image plugin as a workaround, but am wondering if the same external media folder could actually be attached to both sites?

I imagine that whatever I do I am probably going to have to go through a bit of a clean up to get it to that stage.

Liked Image Scrubber (everestpipkin.github.io)

This is a tool for anonymizing photographs taken at protests.

It will remove identifying metadata (Exif data) from photographs, and also allow you to selectively blur parts of the image to cover faces and other identifiable information.

Click or drag onto the open button to open a photograph. The program will display the data it is removing.

Click okay, and you can then save the scrubbed image by hitting save or right clicking on it and saving it. Maximum size is 2500×2500 pixels – larger images will be scaled down.

You can select between painting over the image or blurring it out. Dragging on the image will paint on or blur it. You can change your brush size via the slider. The blur function runs on top of shuffled, noisy, upscaled pixels and is fairly secure but sensitive information should be covered with the paint tool.

This tool works offline: on a phone you can load the page or add it to the homescreen, then turn on airplane mode (or turn off wifi/data) before opening any pictures. On a computer, download the zipped code, open the folder, and open index.html in a browser with the internet turned off.

All processing happens directly in the browser- no information is stored or sent anywhere.

Replied to The Do’s and Don’ts of Google Slides – EdTechTeam by Emma Cottier (EdTechTeam)

Take advantage of the built-in Google Search tools to ensure that you are including images that have high resolution (larger than 640ร—480), have a transparent background (png), and that are copyright safe.

This is a useful reflection when it comes to creating slide decks of all sorts. My question is around the dimensions of images. I have noticed of late that even if I have a high resolution image on my computer that when I upload it (using a basic personal account, not GSuite account) that I am given a compressed copy. Am I right to in inferring from your post that by using the search feature built into Slides that this will allow for higher-res images? I did not when testing the Upslash Add-on that the images were of a better quality. Just wondering your thoughts.
Replied to Using Flickr to embed images (Meredith Fierro)

I stumbled across this solution when I was quickly reaching my storage quota for my website during ds106. I needed a way to upload all the images I created and didnโ€™t have enough room on my website. So I thought I would show you all how simple it is to embed the images in posts and pages.

I have used Flickr for embedding images for a while. One challenge I have had is with featured images. I used to use a plugin that made the first embedded image the feature, but it stopped working, so now I manually upload. Not sure if you any thoughts for that?

My other concern is what might happen if Flickr were to flop or be sold off? What would happen in that situation?