6px

A simple, scalable API for image processing.

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#4 Product of the DayAugust 03, 2014
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Alexander Kirk
Alexander Kirk@akirk · thinkery
I don't quite understand what kind of image processing they do. It is not that hard and I wonder who would want to use this service, unless they have any image processing that you wouldn't easily be able to do yourself (so not things like resizing which is really easy). What am I missing?
Nick Parsons
Nick ParsonsMaker@nickparsons · Developer Evangelism @ GetStream.io.
@akirk We take the pain out of image processing by offering a hosted infrastructure built specifically for the task. Take a look at our API docs (http://bit.ly/6px-api-docs) for more info.
Michael
Michael@deleted-2229
Wow, this looks exceptional. Excited to see what I might be able to build in a weekend. Going to try playing around with this in a few weeks.
Nick Parsons
Nick ParsonsMaker@nickparsons · Developer Evangelism @ GetStream.io.
@michaelschultz Can't wait to see what you build! Keep us updated on your progress and feel free to reach out with any questions or feedback.
Michael
Michael@deleted-2229
@nparsons08 will do Nick.
Stephane Kasriel
Stephane Kasriel@skasriel · ceo at Upwork
Love the functionality. I just don't think we'd be quite ready to have a 3rd party do our image processing. If this could be hosted on-premise, then I think we'd use it. Would you consider that?
Nick Parsons
Nick ParsonsMaker@nickparsons · Developer Evangelism @ GetStream.io.
@skasriel Licensing has definitely crossed our minds; however, at this point in time it doesn't make sense for us. We take care of the scaling for you, and ensure that images are processed on fine-tuned clusters geographically closest to where the request originated from (similar in ways to how a CDN delivers content). If you were to host 6px yourself, you'd have to ensure that servers were online in availability zones all around the world to achieve the efficiency 6px does. I'd love to chat more via email -- drop me a line at nick@6px.io.
Jack Smith
Jack SmithPro@_jacksmith · Serial Entrepreneur & Startup Adviser
as @akirk says, what sort of processing do they do? @nparsons08 can you clarify? your website is very unclear - do you compress pictures, do you rotate them? It says it's inspired by instagram, but that makes no sense without further context
Nick Parsons
Nick ParsonsMaker@nickparsons · Developer Evangelism @ GetStream.io.
@_jacksmith We handle a number of various image processing tasks (e.g. resizing, rotating, watermarks, conversions, etc.). Additionally, multiple tasks can be performed in a single API call (batch processing). The possibilities are endless, so we've stuck to outlining out functionality in our API docs (http://bit.ly/6px-api-docs). We're currently working on a "How it works" section on our website -- accompanied by realtime examples.
Michael
Michael@deleted-2229
@nparsons08 those realtime examples would be a big help. Built a simple front-end for a similar project a few months back. Testers seemed to really like it. But it never launched.
Omri Levy
Omri Levy@f1reman · Creator of Internet Stuff
How's that service different from Cloudinary? [http://cloudinary.com]
Christopher Hopkins
Christopher Hopkins@hopkinschris · Co-founder & Software Engineer
@F1ReMaN From what I can tell their pricing model is different. Cloudinary uses monthly bandwidth as a plan metric. If you're on their cheapest plan and one day you're featured on PH your monthly bandwidth may sky rocket if you're having to serve up the CDN asset all those times (not necessarily a bad problem to have!). But, looks like here that wouldn't be the case because of their "outputs" pricing model, the number of assets you generate through their platform over the user's lifetime is the only metric you have to worry about. I'd love if their free plan had a little more outputs available (maybe 1K) to really test it out before investing though :(
Nick Parsons
Nick ParsonsMaker@nickparsons · Developer Evangelism @ GetStream.io.
@hopkinschris Excellent explanation. Let me know if you need additional outputs -- just drop us a line at support@6px.io and I'll make sure you're taken care of.