manipulate images directly on the cloud.
Image Converter Cloudlet allows you to manipulate images directly on the cloud, making this process faster and much more agile.
The proliferation of connected devices and rising end-user expectations for ever richer, more engaging experiences has reduced operational agility and increased the complexity of cost-effectively delivering quality experiences across connected devices. A key component of engaging end-users with rich web and mobile application experiences are images. According to the HTTP Archive the average webpage includes close to 60 images and 1MB of image transfer data up from 0.4MB in 2011. In addition modern web and mobile applications increasingly require several versions of the same image for different contexts and endpoints. Yet origin based image manipulation, storage and delivery is often costly, inefficient and slow.
Image Converter harnesses the power of the Akamai Intelligent Platform to enable organizations to dynamically manipulate images in the cloud through appending application programming interface (API) commands to image URLs.
Image Converter supports real-time API commands including:
- Downsize – reduce an image’s dimensions.
- Resize – scale images to a specific width and height.
- Crop – crop, or cut out, a section of an image based on dimension and axis parameters.
- Change Output Quality – compress JPEG images based on a 1 to 100 scale.
- Change Output Format – change JPEG, PNG, GIF & TIFF images to a specific file type such as JPEG, PNG & GIF.
- Background Color – set the background color for transparent images using HTML or Hex colors.
- Compose Images – place an image in a specific location on top of another image e.g. for watermarking.
- Reduce infrastructure and maintenance cost by offloading image manipulation from origin to the Akamai Intelligent Platform
- Drive revenue by delivering quality web and mobile application experiences across end-users’ situations
- Secure, scalable and fast global delivery as an integrated component of the proven Akamai Intelligent Platform
- Drive operational efficiencies and decrease time to market due to web design and development agility