Cloudimage - Documentation

Accounts created before Nov. 1st, 2021

Accounts created before November 1, 2021 have to include /v7/ in the path, like shown below.

//token.cloudimg.io/v7/original_image_url?operations&filters

Accounts created on or after November 1, 2021 do not require /v7/ and documentation have been updated accordingly.
To verify the type of configuration on your Cloudimage account, log in to your Cloudimage admin panel and look at the syntax provided on the Welcome page.

[NOTE] If you are an existing Cloudimage customer and wish to be able to remove the v7 from your URL syntax, please contact our support.

Optipress - Machine Learning based image compression

The main challenge with JPEG compression is to find the most optimal compression factor for each different image. Different images compressed with the same compression parameters may result in different perceived quality. Moreover, the same image in different sizes may require different compression strategies to achieve maximum size gain without visible quality loss.

To overcome this, we have developed the Optipress JPEG compression algorithm.

  • Optipress finds out the best JPG compression approach by analysing specific image features and current compression parameters.
  • A Machine Learning model determines the best compression strategy for this image.
  • Quality is then evaluated based on a simulation model of the Human Visual System to achieve optimum compression without perceptive quality deterioration.

Usage

optipress=1 most conservative setting. Image quality is prioritised
optipress=2 balanced setting
optipress=3 most aggressive setting. Optimised for smaller file size

Images created by Optipress fully comply with baseline JPEG specifications and are compatible with all JPEG encoders.

By using Optipress, you can get the most of the JPEG compression format

Examples

filter value file size
q=90 623 KB
q=85 531 KB
optipress=2 513 KB
optipress=3 482 KB

In this example, Optipress increases compression to achieve better compression rate, compared to standard JPEG compression approach.

filter value file size
q=90 346 KB
q=85 231 KB
optipress=2 418 KB
optipress=3 342 KB

With this image, Optipress detects faster perceptive quality degradation and compresses with more conservative approach.