Last month has been super packed for us.

We've been building new features for you, fixing a few bugs, and creating sample integrations to demonstrate image best practices & more.

Here is a 3 min read of our product updates that you'd love and will save you a lot of time.

🎉 New features

Keeping up with our promise of making the product better for you, here are some uber-cool updates :

🙌 Sample integrations to lessen your efforts

We have started creating sample integrations in different programming languages and frameworks to demonstrate best practices implementation.

These sample integration covers:

✅  Basic image manipulation & optimization
✅  Lazy loading images & low-quality placeholders
✅  Client-side file uploading

All integrations are hosted on Github along with the official step by step quick start guide on ImageKit documentation.

imagekit-samples/quickstart
Quickstart samples for integrating ImageKit in different frameworks & libraries - imagekit-samples/quickstart

We'll be happy to add new samples based on your feedback. So, take a moment and check them out. Start with:

💡 Uncommon tips

While working with 1000s of e-commerce customers, we saw they had a common challenge  "how to show high-quality product images?"

So we came up with a few fundamental techniques that are easy to implement and will help you show quality images and improve conversions.

How to show high-quality e-commerce product images
Simple techniques you can use today to show high-quality e-commerce product images that load quickly.

💪 Hard time managing files & folders? Not anymore

Now, simplify your workflow with these new powerful media library APIs. Perform any of the following operations with ease:

🤝 Collaborate securely with view-only media library access

Teams can now collaborate more securely and leverage the media library's power with the new view-only media library access in user management.

Bring in new people on board without disrupting your workflow!

🔐 Secure integration with Google, Azure, and other S3 compatible storages

Now ImageKit.io supports key-based secure integration with the following object storages:

🕵️‍♂️ Create SEO-friendly image URLs

Give your images an SEO-friendly name without modifying the actual file name in the storage.

For example, the following image:

https://ik.imagekit.io/demo/DSC1234.jpg

can be accessed over an SEO-friendly URL as follows:

https://ik.imagekit.io/demo/ik-seo/DSC1234/eiffel-tower.jpg

Learn more from the docs.

🛠 404 - Not found troubleshooting

You can now troubleshoot 404 - not found error while accessing the image using the ik-error response header. This header contains the exact error code and explanation.

When you get a 404 status code along with  Not Found error message like below:

Check the value of ik-error response header using developer tools.

Learn more from the docs.

What's next?

We are working on adding more features in the media library to simplify searching assets. Soon you will be able to search files based on dominant colors, add custom metadata, and leverage AI-based auto-tagging. We will also work on sample integration with Angular, Node.js and other frameworks.

Got questions?

We are always an email away. Let us know your thoughts on support@imagekit.io.