Introducing the imgix Adobe Commerce Integration

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Whether you are an e-commerce product manager or developer, the quality of the product images is critical to maximizing sales. Proper image optimization creates a compelling, responsive, and fast-loading experience on any device and browser. Effective image management can save you time and avoid errors as your images multiply.

This kind of end-to-end image workflow has always been easy for imgix customers. Now we’re making it available for Adobe Commerce users. The imgix integration helps users organize, visualize, and optimize product images with ease and accuracy.

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imgix Now Connects Effortlessly with Salesforce Commerce Cloud

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The caliber of your website’s product imagery makes all the difference when it comes to converting visits into sales. For e-commerce, displaying the highest-quality, most-responsive images and videos — with fast page loads regardless of the device — is a must.

Now, for Salesforce Commerce Cloud customers, we’ve made it easy to load and optimize images in Page Designer directly from your existing cloud storage. With the Commerce Cloud integration, store managers and designers can search for, visualize, and select the best product images from one central source of truth for their online store while delivering the most optimized images.

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On-the-Fly Image Processing: Why You Need It and How to Achieve It

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Images bring life to web pages and mobile apps. Effective image processing is crucial to achieving the impact you want and getting optimal web performance. However, not all image processing techniques are easy, reliable, or done in real-time.

In this blog post, we’ll briefly describe the three types of image processing: manual, backend, and on-the-fly image processing. We’ll then show you why on-the-fly image processing delivers superior results.

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Announcing the imgix Video API — Now In Limited Availability

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From product shots in online stores to news photos, we created imgix to optimize images for the fastest possible page loads and the highest quality, in any browser, on any device, everywhere in the world.

We are launching the Video API to help you process, optimize, and deliver your streaming videos. Our vision is to give you a single, end-to-end visual media solution for all your images and videos.

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HTTP Live Streaming (HLS): The Global Standard for High-Quality Video Streaming

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This is the last installment of a three-part imgix blog series covering streaming video: its value, how adaptive bitrate streaming makes it work, and the HLS/LL-HLS protocol. imgix is releasing a streaming video optimization and hosting solution — if you foresee a need for this, contact us at support@imgix.com.

Regardless of how tasty the steak, it’s the sizzle that sells. That’s why you make sure the images on your website are optimized for fast page loads and high resolution. The perfect photo won’t impress anyone, let alone generate clicks if viewers have to wait too long to see it or if it’s not sharp. And as you add more video content to your website, you have to pay equal attention to optimizing that content as well.

Your audience demands an excellent user experience: uninterrupted video streams at the best possible resolution on any kind of device. In our last blog, we wrote about the importance of adaptive bitrate streaming (ABS) as a key element of optimizing the user experience when watching videos. If you haven’t read it, please do, it may help you follow what’s in this blog more easily.

Here, we explain a bit about HLS and its adaptive bitrate capability. For many reasons, it’s the most common method that developers use for getting top-quality video playback on everything from mobile devices to 4K TVs.

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Adaptive Bitrate Streaming: What You Need to Know

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This is the second in a three-part imgix blog series covering streaming video: part one - its value, part two - how adaptive bitrate streaming makes streaming video work, and part three - the HTTP live streaming/HLS standard. imgix will be adding streaming video optimization in 2022 — if you foresee a need for this, contact us at support@imgix.com.

You fill your website with compelling images to enhance the customer experience. You know how critical it is to manage file sizes and to optimize your images for the fastest downloads and greatest-possible resolution. And you’re probably noticing how quickly videos are supplementing and sometimes replacing images. As suggested in the preceding blog, if a picture is worth a thousand words, a video is worth untold static images.

As e-commerce, social and sharing, and news and media sites create more video content, the goal for optimizing video content is the same as with images: enable the fastest downloads for the greatest-possible resolution. The key technology to achieve this with videos is adaptive bitrate streaming (ABS).

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