Adam Mark

Web design and development

Try Before You Transcode: App Cloud Studio Helps You Explore Image Transcoding API

App Cloud’s real-time image transcoding API now has a public “face” in App Cloud Studio. Developers can use it to explore the API in a visual way before writing a single line of code. Just enter an image URL and set a few parameters like width, height and image quality:

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It’s a quick way to determine the best level of compression for some JPEG photos or the correct cropping algorithm for a series of thumbnail images.

With image transcoding, developers can dramatically improve app performance by reducing image sizes by 90% or more. And it’s a snap to use—service URLs can be composed at runtime with a little bit of JavaScript.

See the App Cloud docs for a complete rundown of the API.