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Gulp - Resize and Optimize / Minify Images
* Make sure Graphicsmagick is installed on your system
* osx: brew install graphicsmagick
* ubuntu: apt-get install graphicsmagick
* Install these gulp plugins
* glup, gulp-image-resize, gulp-imagemin and imagemin-pngquant
* Group images according to their output dimensions.
* (ex: place all portfolio images into "images/portfolio"
* and all background images into "images/bg")
// require gulp plugins
var gulp = require('gulp');
var imageresize = require('gulp-image-resize');
var imagemin = require('gulp-imagemin');
var pngquant = require('imagemin-pngquant');
// set the folder name and the relative paths
// in the example the images are in ./assets/images
// and the public directory is ../public
var paths = {
folder: 'images/',
src: './assets/',
dest: '../public/'
// create an array of image groups (see comments above)
// specifying the folder name, the ouput dimensions and
// whether or not to crop the images
var images = [
{ folder: 'bg', width: 1200, crop: false },
{ folder: 'categories', width: 500, height: 330, crop: true },
{ folder: 'projects', width: 800, height: 500, crop: true }
// images gulp task
gulp.task('images', function () {
// loop through image groups
// build the resize object
var resize_settings = {
width: type.width,
crop: type.crop,
// never increase image dimensions
upscale : false
// only specify the height if it exists
if (type.hasOwnProperty("height")) {
resize_settings.height = type.height
// grab all images from the folder
// resize them according to the width/height settings
// optimize the images
progressive: true,
// set this if you are using svg images
svgoPlugins: [{removeViewBox: false}],
use: [pngquant()]
// output each image to the dest path
// maintaining the folder structure

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