Pending feature requests for v1.1 (beta):
- Custom aspect ratios
- Default radio input
- Full form entry validation
Height to width conversion Outputs image place holders
Simply put; you’d like to be able to insert media (notably images) into your new WordPress 3.0 posts and pages – and any other website page – and ensure the dimensions fill the column width, helping to:
- prevent excessive horizontal white-space;
- avoid disproportionate resolutions, and;
- make the most of your image content.
Solution 1: WordPress percentage resizer (not quite good enough)
Currently WordPress 3.0 offers a few new advanced image settings allowing us to resize images inserted into posts and pages more suited to their surrounding layout/s. The percentage resizer is great, however it isn’t 100% accurate, often meaning the end result is excessive white-space, or an image dimension that over-runs your column boundaries – I see this a lot with WordPress newbies who haven’t had the chance to explore the extra settings yet:
Solution 2: Adobe Photoshop (expensive and overkill?)
If you’re like me you probably already whip open the image in a graphics app, such as Photoshop, to gain an idea of the new proportionate dimensions. Simply resizing the image width (or less commonly height) to a width of your choice in WordPress will result in disproportionate sizing, causing stretching or crushing, which have an adverse affect on image quality and legibility.
Solution 3: Proportionator
If you have any further feature requests, or are making use of the tool, I would love to hear about it – drop a response below.