We are pleased to announce that imgix now supports two additional image formats, WebP and SVG, as accepted inputs. We recognize that many of our clients rely on user-generated images, and so we strive to support as many image formats as possible. With our latest additions, our list of accepted inputs now includes 17 different image formats.
Transforming, manipulating, and applying artistic effects to images is already a cinch with imgix’s parameters, but we’ve gone even further to simplify your work: now you can use color keywords directly in your imgix URLs. If you’re tired of looking up the corresponding hex codes for individual colors, or if you’ve been secretly hoping for a more intuitive process, you’re in luck. For all imgix parameters that accept hexadecimal color values, you can now use the names of the actual colors. The list of color keywords we accept is the same as the CSS named colors.
Our new ar parameter offers an effortless way to resize and crop images simply by specifying the desired aspect ratio. This convenient feature saves you an extra step; now there’s no need to calculate the desired dimensions each time.
We’re always working hard to maximize the creative options available to imgix customers. Our latest feature is duotone, a striking artistic effect that can also be used to great advantage in branding and creating a unified feel across images. Read on to learn more about duotone, its many uses, and how to easily apply this image manipulation using our duotone parameter.
Web standards and best practices are constantly shifting. In our efforts to maintain the highest level of quality in a changing landscape, imgix periodically deprecates features that are obsolete or even potentially detrimental. In this vein, we will be deprecating and removing domain sharding from all of our core libraries, a process we expect to complete by the end of May.
Image optimization is an absolute must for your website and apps, and fortunately tools like imgix can help you drastically speed up your images. But what if you just don’t have the time or technical expertise to implement a third-party image optimization tool? At imgix, we’re always getting asked for recommendations for additional help. That’s why we’re announcing our new imgix Partners Page. On this page, we highlight some of our most frequent recommendations: Digital Agencies, Content Management Solutions, and Platforms that have been passing on the benefits of imgix’s image processing capabilities and CDN to their customers for many years. To be clear, we do not receive payments or referral fees from this page. We just want to share a list of great companies and products that we trust to help you with your image optimization needs.