Imagizer Setup Demo

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:

  • Host or domain name where your static images are stored, if you are storing on AWS S3 it would be something like s3.amazonaws.com.  Alternatively it can be any domain name that serves original images to the web.
  • How large are your original images?  If file sizes are over 500KB, likely you would want to either reduce image quality or reduce resolution to something that would look good and load faster on your mobile App or desktop.  In many cases 150x150px resolution is a good size for Mobile App thumbnails and 640x480px is good medium size resolution, while 1200x800px should be considered ‘high-quality’ high resolution for most Smartphones.
  • Imagizer Media Image allows precise resolution selection, so its really up to you what your image WidthxHeight should be.
  • For all API features, please visit our API doc that describes all options in detail : Imagizer API

The easiest way to launch your Imagizer Instance is to visit AWS Marketplace and launch with 1-click from there.

Launch with 1-Click

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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.

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Configuration

Once the instance is running you can simply copy paste its IP address into the browser. A demo page will load.

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Now ssh to the instance with your private key and user image

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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

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Now enter you origin domain, confirm and exit. Note that you can always change the origin.

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Now let’s say we want to generate a 120×120 thumbnail of the following image:

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/d/d1/2015-03-03_Geneva_Motor_Show_3908.JPG

example

Simply enter the following URL into the browser:

http://<your_instance_ip/120×120/c/wikipedia/commons/d/d1/2015-03-03_Geneva_Motor_Show_3908.JPG

It should look like this:

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API Documentation

For more information on how to use URL based API, please visit Imagizer Engine API documentation:

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