I am looking for a method to separate images that are inserted into posts from formatting.
The goal is to have the flexibility to change the site layout in the future without having to manually adjust all the image dimensions in all posts. Another bonus would be to easily format images for the medium i.e. iPad, iPhone etc.
In a nut shell I am looking for the wordpress equivilant to the Symphony CMS concept behind images.
Manipulate images on the fly
Dynamically generate resized or cropped versions of your images simply by using a specially-formed src URL. Need a 100x100 thumbnail? <img src="/image/1/100/100/path/to/image.jpg" />. Need to bump it to 150 a few weeks later? Just change the URL and Symphony does the rest, including caching. Oh, and it works on external images too.