See how simple it is to use imgix in your React Native applications with our new React Native Guide. This tutorial will teach you how to resize an image automatically to fit device dimensions, update image resolution automatically to match device DPR, and other tips to keep your app performant.
video.js Plugin Support
Quickly add additional features to the ix-video player with video.js plugins. While this support is still experimental, we would love to hear any feedback on this new feature.
New Wordpress Plugin
We have added wp-imgix, a third-party Wordpress plugin, to our list of recommended integrations and it is now our favorite Wordpress solution for imgix. The previous solution, Media Cloud, is no longer recommended.
More Flexible Encoding in js-core
@imgix/js-core now accepts an optional encoder() function that allows you to override our default URL encoding behavior to better suit your needs. Read more about it here.
We have added a simple way to embed images and videos wherever you need them. Select the content you want in Asset Manager, then copy and paste the provided code snippet for optimized images and videos.
As Asset Manager continues to expand support for media types we have updated the name to better reflect its flexibility. Access Asset Manager by clicking the "Assets" tab in your Dashboard or reach out to Support if you have questions.
New Upload Sessions API
We have added an upload sessions flow that support uploads up to 5GB. This is a multi-part, sequential flow that involves creating a session, uploading a file for that session, and finally closing the session. Note: This is currently supported only for Amazon S3 and Google Cloud Storage Sources.
Other Features and Fixes
Fixed a performance issue impacting a small percentage of image rendering requests.
ix-video is a new custom video player element that works anywhere. Use it to render HLS streams encoded via the imgix video API or other videos of your choosing.
Video API Now Supports MP4 Format
In addition to HLS, the imgix video API now also supports the MP4 format. Choose MP4 for shorter videos or when you want to have control over the video resolution, regardless of the client's bandwidth.