The usability of image management in a CMS is really important: adding and placing images is one of those tasks that’s vital for the user experience in day-to-day content maintenance. It should be simple, powerful and hassle-free. That’s why I’ve been looking for a (free) replacement for Joomla’s current image manager for a long time, and Asikart RemoteImage turned out to be quite a revolutionary improvement. It’s really a joy to work with! Usually, the steps involved to place a photo in an article can be cumbersome: resizing or cropping the image, adjusting colors, creating several sizes (thumbnails and full size images), et cetera. RemoteImage combines all those functionalities in one package. It makes it possible to upload multiple images, duplicate images, scale and crop them, and there’s even an option to edit the image through pixlr.com, make all necessary changes, save it in pixlr and find it back in your Joomla images folder, ready to be inserted. Excellent!