The world’s most visited websites receive insane amounts of traffic and push petabytes of data to visitors all around the globe. Because images alone represent over 60% of today’s Internet traffic, one would think that the top 100 websites would keep their images as light as possible. At the end of the day, saving millions of dollars in yearly bandwidth and storage fees seems like a good strategy. Let’s find out how well visual content is treated on these websites.
Have you ever wanted to access precision-driven image optimization and processing API (you know, such as Optidash) from within your iOS and MacOS applications? If the answer is “yes”, we have something for you - the offcial Swift SDK for Optidash API.
Fit mode is one our most popular modes for image resizing. It ensures the area described by the dimensions is entirely covered with the image and crops-out any outstanding image parts that fall outside of the desired frame size. Today, we extended that mode with face-detection capabilities and allow to focus resized image on a single face or all the faces found in the input image.
Some of our users work a lot with publicly-facing videos and user generated content available on certain outlets such as YouTube. Today we deployed a set of features to the Optidash API which will make their daily work a little bit easier. Our Fetch Endpoint endpoint now supports fetching and transforming thumbnails of public videos.
We have some exciting news to share with you today! FaceMaze, our free web-interface for precision-driven face detection, cropping, and filtering is voted Product of the Year in AI and Machine Learning category in Golden Kitty Awards 2019!
If you’re dealing with users’ social media accounts and are in the need of their profile pictures, we’ve got great news for you. With our enhanced Fetch Endpoint you can now retrieve avatar images from Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, GitHub, and Gravatar platforms.
Our newly-introduced mode for image cropping allows you to specify the desired aspect ratio that will be used to crop your input images without the need of calculating and providing the exact crop dimensions. With this addition we are bringing the total count of crop modes to three - rect, face and ratio.
We are super excited with the launch of FaceMaze - our free web interface for high-precision face detection, cropping, and filtering. As we have various computer vision solutions backed into our APIs at Optidash, we thought it would be cool to expose face detection and cropping as a free to use online web interface. And we did just that - FaceMaze is live!
This week we are bringing two convenient additions to pixel adjustment operations as well as output format settings - opacity and delay. You can now set a global opacity (alpha-transparency) on the resulting image as well as fine-tune the delay between the frames in formats that support animation such as GIF or animated PNG.
We are always working hard to increase the versatility of the Optidash API. We think our customers, especially those within the Asia-Pacific region, will be pleased with our latest addition to a list of supported external storage providers - Alibaba Cloud OSS. With that integration we now officially support seven providers: AWS, GCP, Azure, IBM, DigitalOcean, Rackspace and Alibaba Cloud.
As software engineers we want to automate most of the processes and tasks we have at hand. We aim to build robust solutions that (in theory) should require little to no mainenance efforts and “just work”. Let’s see how we can apply those principles to automatic object expiration and explore different angles to approach the problem of ephemeral object storage.
Our latest addition to the vast array of high-performance filters we offer via the Optidash API is Duotone - an extremely artistic way of mapping two colors onto the darks and lights of an image. Due to its versality and ease of use, we think Duotone will be a great addition to our platform.
If you’d like to programatically get the metadata pertaining to your Optidash account you can now easily do so. A newly introduced /1.0/account endpoint will respond with information about your subscription such as plan level and billing period. You will also receive full information about your monthly quota consumption: total quota, used quota, and remaining quota.
Today, we have pushed a quick and simple update to our image processing API - Image Flipping. With that operation you can flip (or mirror) your images horizontally, vertically or both. We have also updated all our official integrations so you can make use of image flipping right away.