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Discussion on: Pixxia - Compress your Images in Optimal Quality for FREE

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Utkarsh Kumar Raut

I will share my use case see if any point you can pick up.

  1. We have Python script which mostly runs via cron — it takes original media ref. from database.
  2. Make three versions of original images, <image>_low.jpg, <image>_sd.jpg & <image>_hd.jpg using various parameters in PIL optimize &quality factor. Also we reduce width & height for creating low-resolution images.
  3. Later, we do add some copyright text (this is client-dependent feature).
  4. Send images again to S3 where it is serving to app/web via Cloudfront.
  5. Lately we exposed API via Flask for client blogs & eCom where on-the fly media are now being compressed & stored.

Update

  1. We are now started to use .webp for newer compression.

Now to your original question,

  1. You can definitely make it as web-api-like-app so developer can use it for batch compression/processing.
  2. User can apply filters via same API, for example grayscale image with 60% quality and 400 x 300 can be on the fly requested as pixxia-app.io/<image-uuid>?filter=gray&quality=60&width=400&height=300.

Let me know your thoughts.

Many powers.

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Dhruv Panchal Author

Yeah, I've seen some engines like that. May work but still a lot of work has to be done from what you answered. Might wanna look into that. Thanks.