After creation, the new image is saved in a special cache folder so that it can be reused for next page loads. The image in the cache folder is valid until new resize parameters are defined.
The benefits of this plug-in are:
- you do not need to worry about the size of the original image during the upload of the same: this will be resized later according to graphics needs;
- you can change image sizes in all already published article simply by changing the parameters within the plug-in options: so there's no problem you want to change the width or height of an already published images (eg. if you increase the width of the article container you might increase the width of all images fitting 100% the article width area);
- it is possible to use crop function (resize and cut the original image in a new one with a different aspect ratio).
In my opinion Joomla should do resize images by default. Where Joomla stops, this plugin starts. Wordpress does this and so should Joomla.
I have been able to implement this plugin into my own custom built modules. I have a lot of customers who don't understand the concept of image size so this plugin means that I don't have to explain about resizing images before uploading them.
Thanks again for a great plugin!