This is the documentation for the V7 of the Cloudimage API, released in August 2019. The documentation of the V6 API is available here.

Introduction

Cloudimage will solve your challenges with image resizing, transformation, and acceleration in the Cloud.

Images slow down your website and mobile apps? Don't want to spend hours Photoshopping images for the web? Don't want to write complex image resizing automation scripts? Looking for Responsive Images As A Service? You've come to the right place.

We have documented the most common resizing functions here. Cloudimage supports many more, but we want to focus on what is really necessary for you to get started. If you have any request for undocumented features, contact us and we will help you out!

The basics

Everything starts with the basic URL format of a Cloudimage URL

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

tokenYour Cloudimage customer token. Subscribe for a free trial to get one. You can also ask us for a custom token.
original_image_urlThat's an easy one :)
operationsImage manipulation operations like width, height, crop, fit, rotate, trim. For a full list, see Image resizing.
filtersUse filters like contrast, pixellate, blur, greyscale and sharpen to apply different effects on your image. For a full list, see Image filters.

Cloudimage's resizing servers, located in three data centres worldwide (Canada, France, and Singapore) will download your original image from origin_image_url, transform it based on the operation and filter parameters, and finally, display it on your website or mobile app through a rocket fast CDN.

An example with an original image hosted on your web server, Amazon S3 bucket, or any other storage accessible over HTTP.

If you host your images on a Web Server, Image Repository, or Storage Bucket sitting behind a Firewall, make sure your images are accessible over HTTP or HTTPS. Otherwise, Cloudimage servers will not be able to download the originals.

Examples

Please refer to the full list of options here: resizing operations, image filters, watermarking.

CDN acceleration

All resized and filtered images are delivered by default to your end users over multiple (Content Delivery Networks) through 200+ PoPs (Points of Presence). This enables fast delivery and absorbs load during high traffic peaks.

For more information about CDN, please visit the relevant section.