Whether your web application supports the upload of dynamic images, you deliver static images, or you display profile pictures from social networks, you probably need to convert them to fit the graphic design of your Web site or Mobile App.
This guide will help you to setup your Imagizer Media Engine instance.
Things and concepts you should know:
The easiest way to launch your Imagizer Instance is to visit AWS Marketplace and launch with 1-click from there.
You can launch the instance with default parameters. Make sure you select the key pair to ssh. It’s required to configure your Imagizer instance.
Alternatively, you can select the region that better suits you as well as the instance type depending on your expected load.
Once the instance is running you can simply copy paste its IP address into the browser. A demo page will load.
Now ssh to the instance with your private key and user image
A prompt will appear in your shell asking if you would like to update the image origin domain. Enter ‘y’. The image origin is where your images will be coming from. For example if your files are stored on S3 then the domain will be “s3.amazonaws.com”. In our case let’s use upload.wikapedia.org
Now enter you origin domain, confirm and exit. Note that you can always change the origin.
Now let’s say we want to generate a 120×120 thumbnail of the following image:
Simply enter the following URL into the browser:
It should look like this:
For more information on how to use URL based API, please visit Imagizer Engine API documentation: