Changelog: September 12, 2023

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Improved Source Deploy Infrastructure

We've made several improvements to our Source deploy infrastructure that allow new Sources and edits to existing Sources' configuration to be deployed and take effect in seconds rather than minutes.

Other Features and Fixes

  • We are deprecating new Web Proxy Source types for standard plan customers. All existing Web Proxy sources will continue to work regardless of plan type. To inquire about creating new Web Proxy source types, contact our support team:
  • We will now send an email to all account users with Billing permissions when an invoice is unpaid beyond its due date.
  • Fixed issues with font rendering when using the txt-line-color parameter and txt-font parameter with multiple values.
  • Fixed an edge case issue when using the duotone parameter.

Changelog: July 10, 2023

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Asset Manager Add API

The /add endpoint queues an asset from your origin to be added to Asset Manager. This new endpoint is useful if your asset upload and management workflows do not use the imgix Dashboard UI or Upload APIs, or if you are not relying on imgix to regularly crawl your origin for new assets.

See the docs for more information.

Other Features and Fixes

  • Refreshing an asset that has been deleted at the origin now removes it from Asset Manager as expected.
  • Fixed an issue where some video analytics were not properly attributed in Dashboard.
  • Fixed an issue where invalid values for fit=fill and fill-color would result in an unexpected image aspect ratio.
  • Fixed a decoding issue with CMYK JPEG images that would render incorrectly in some circumstances.

Changelog: June 5, 2023

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Cloudflare R2 Source Type

We've added support for integrating with your Cloudflare R2 storage bucket when creating a new Source. Using the Cloudflare R2 Source type has all of the same advantages as our other S3-compatible Source types, including better asset privacy and security. Read the documentation for Cloudflare R2 Source creation or migrate an existing Web Folder Source.

Expanded Background Removal Image Support

Images larger than 12MB or 50 megapixels will now be optimized for background removal by default. See the announcement blog or read our docs for more details on how to use the bg-remove parameter. To get started, contact our sales team:

Other Features and Fixes

  • For accounts with past due invoices, you will see a persistent banner and list of invoices in Dashboard as a reminder to submit payment.
  • The imgix render API will return a 402 HTTP response code, previously 512, when your account's renders have been disabled for either billing or overage related reasons.
  • You will be prevented from modifying your plan until your account's billing status is returned to normal.

Changelog: May 8 2023

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Background Removal Fallbacks

The imgix background removal render API now supports graceful failures by default. Not all images are prime candidates for background removal and by using the bg-remove-fallback parameter you can control what happens in those cases. We've also added a new response header X-Imgix-Bg-Remove-Failure-Reason to give more feedback as to why a requested images's background removal failed.

If you're interested in testing background removal with your sources, contact our sales team:

File Downloads via Video API

Using the vdl parameter with the imgix video API will force the browser to download the video file instead of play it back. The value set for the parameter will be the filename of the downloaded video file, default is the original name.

Other Features and Fixes

  • Added new entries to our list of IP ranges, which are used to fetch assets from origins.
  • Asset categories and custom fields now support the full range of allowable UTF-8 characters so you can add, edit, and search in any language.
  • Fixed a bug where certain animated image files would fail to render as AVIF.

Changelog: April 11, 2023

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Background Removal

The imgix render API now supports image background removal and replacement. See the announcement blog or read our docs for more details on how to use the new bg-remove parameter. Once enabled, you can easily see how background removal can work for your images in Asset Manager. To get started, contact our sales team: background removal image

Expanded Usage Notifications

We've improved how and when we notify you that your account is reaching your included plan limits, such as origin images and bandwidth. You will receive emails and Dashboard messages beginning at 50% usage, and we will recommend how to proceed if you think you might reach your plan's limit. Please note, we reserve the right to disable your service if you significantly exceed your plan limits.

Other Features and Fixes

  • You can now select from up to 300 categories, increased from 30, when categorizing assets in Asset Manager.
  • Images sent to our auto-tagging service are limited to 500MB for system stability and reliability.
  • Fixed a bug with AVIF files larger than 7000px wide.
  • Fixed a bug that would prevent setting default and error images on a Source.

Changelog: March 7, 2023

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Japanese Characters in Categories and Custom Fields

Asset Manager supports the use of Japanese characters for categories and custom fields. See Asset Manager docs for more on how to add, search, and manage your assets' metadata.

Additional AWS S3 Regions

imgix supports AWS S3 buckets created in the following regions:

  • af-south-1 Africa (Cape Town)
  • ap-south-2 Asia Pacific (Hyderabad)
  • ap-southeast-3 Asia Pacific (Jakarta)
  • ap-southeast-4 Asia Pacific (Melbourne)
  • eu-south-1 Europe (Milan)
  • eu-south-2 Europe (Spain)
  • eu-central-2 Europe (Zurich)
  • me-central-1 Middle East (UAE)

More Emojis in txt Parameter šŸ„·

We've updated our emoji font to support the latest v14 characters when using the txt parameter.

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