Last month we released new parameters to give you more control over the framing of your images. Before, it was only possible to add uniform border and padding to images. This made it difficult to achieve certain visual effects and layouts using the imgix rendering API. With the new parameters, you can now adjust each side of an image where border or padding is applied.
This post provides an overview of how to customize image borders and padding using the new parameters.
Earlier this year, the imgix SDK team rolled out a new feature across all core libraries to help users build responsive images more easily: automatic srcset generation. However, this functionality only allowed users to generate one of two default srcset attributes: one for fluid-width1 images and one for fixed-width2 images. Although we were confident that these default srcsets would fit a majority of use cases, we thought the developer experience was a bit lacking. This motivated us to expand the SDK srcset-building interface to provide more flexibility in how srcsets are generated.
With the launch of our Image Manager and Source management API, we wanted to ensure consistency across all of our APIs and make the experience as user-friendly as possible for developers. To that end, we have launched a new API version and will be deprecating our legacy API keys in March 2021.
In this post, we’ll walk you through the advantages of our new APIs, how to move to the new version, and the deprecation timeline.
As we continue to roll out more features (like the Source API and the public launch of the Image Manager), our old permissions model where the roles were Owner, User, Billing, and Read-Only has become too limiting. For instance, there isn’t a way to grant a user access to Sources and Billing without elevating them to an account Owner, which automatically confers additional privileges you may prefer not to grant.
That’s why we have improved the way we handle user permissions—now account Owners can assign users any of the following permissions:
When we launched the Image Manager Beta last year, we hoped that it would help you make the most of your images. Our users (including us—we’ve been using it too!) have appreciated the image visualization, smart tagging, and organization capabilities, but it soon became clear that adding two major features would make the Image Manager a more complete solution: uploading and API access.
With the addition of these two new capabilities, along with many performance and user experience improvements, we’re ready to announce the public launch of the imgix Image Manager today. This post will walk you through the new features. But if you can’t wait to try it out, you can contact your Sales Representative to get started.
imgix has provided a simple, powerful image rendering API for almost 10 years, and now we are bringing that same utility to your Sources as well. Whether you want to add a new custom domain or update default parameters across all of your Sources, the new Source management API allows you to edit and deploy Sources programmatically.
Starting today, the new Source management API is available to all of our customers. The goal, as always, is to give developers flexible and powerful tools to enable them to build awesome things.