Handy image plugins to keep you sane.

I’ve been meaning to write a post about a few handy plugins that I use all the time. Some of these have saved me tons of time and effort.

My favourite one, and I’m sure lots of developers will agree, is Regenerate thumbnails. While working a theme, if you decide to change an image size of aspect ratio, this plugin will simply go through all of the images in your media library and resize them at once. Fantastic tool.

A new one I discovered a few months ago via twitter, is Imsanity. This tool is brilliant and makes so much sense. I’ve had clients upload 8MB images in the pass and these just end up clogging up the server. This plugin automatically resizes huge uploads to a decent more reasonable large size.

I’ve been a huge fan of the image widget plugin for a very long time. I’m not sure if there’s a better one out there, but this one does exactly what it says, very simply and elegantly. I love it.

Finally, this new plugin, hilariously called My Eyes are Up Here allows you to control how thumbnails are cropped based on face control. I haven’t had the chance to play with it much, but it looks like a great plugin and the authors are stellar developers. I’m guessing this one will soon be everyone’s favourite.

What image plugin have you found awesome? Care to share?