Cloudimage 20.10 Released!

This monthly release is categorized as follow:

  • BT (Beta Testing): feature in Beta, feedback welcome!
  • SR (Stable Release): tested and stable after 1 release in BT (~ 1 month)
  • RI (Resolved Issues): resolved issues and problems, tested and stable

Plugins & Integrations

  • (SR) Wordpress plugin v3.0

The long awaited Wordpress v3.0 plugin has landed! We know you were eager to get your hands on our improved Wordpress plugin. With all the new functionalities like “Test Mode” and “Local Library Mode” to save CDN bandwidth, “image_downsize filter” for thumbnails, and many more, it will make your favorite CMS even easier to use. Check out the new "Advanced" menu for all the added functionalities. Doc here.

Admin Console

  • (BT) CDN Warmup

Cloudimage is now able to automatically cache newly added images, or take in a list of URLs that you specify in the administration panel, to make sure that end users experience the fastest loading times all the time, every time including at the very first load. The most usually requested resolutions will be preloaded everywhere so browsing will be equally fast, even if your image is a brand new version or addition. Doc here.

  • (BT) Plan selection

Cloudimage will verify that your selected plan is compatible with the billing type you recorded. The Plan change flow is now smoother and easier to understand and validate.

  • (BT) Invalidation for v6

Using a simple selector, rather than crafting an API call, you will now be able to send invalidation request for V6 Invalidation API via the admin interface. This will be the preferred choice for our customers using the v6 version of Cloudimage with URLs in this format: /operation/size/filter/original-image-url. Doc here

Miscellaneous

  • (RI) Phone number verification for MFA

Multi Factor Authentication was sometimes failing due to a wrongly entered phone number. Now Cloudimage MFA is checking consistency and allows you to dry test your number so you can be sure that when you have to use it (eg. reinitialize your password) you will be able to receive the code and verify your identity.

Cloudimage 20.09 Released!

Brand new categorization of release items

  • BT (Beta Testing): feature in Beta, feedback welcome!
  • SR (Stable Release): tested and stable after 1 release in BT (~ 1 month)
  • RI (Resolved Issues): resolved issues and problems, tested and stable

In future, we might also use the combination of RI/BT, which identifies Resolved Issues requiring more input from customer testing based on their specific use cases.

Transformation Engine

  • (SR) Responsive Smart Cropping

Shows the most interesting part of an image even when users reduce their window/screen size. The cropped image will always and automatically focus on the point of interest of the image. Doc here.

  • (SR) Watermark positioning

Dynamically watermarks all images in a folder and its subfolders according to a pre-defined watermark gravity. Watermarks will always remain in the right place and shape whatever the future image transformations. Dynamic watermark prevents the watermark from being distorted if the picture is for example cropped or resized. Doc here.

Plugins / Integrations

  • (BT) Cloudimage Ruby GEM (for Ruby v2.4+) and Shrine toolkit

We are excited to announce the new Cloudimage Ruby GEM to simplify the integration of Cloudimage resizing, compression and CDN acceleration into Ruby apps. Tested with Ruby 2.4+, JRuby and TruffleRuby and Shrine GEM. Doc here for GEM and here for Shine toolkit.

  • (RI) Background-image issue in Responsive JS Plugin -source: GitHub-

Issues with background images with 4.6.0 (low quality image placeholder) where resolved with the 4.6.1 (ie. using: ci-bg-url="x.jpg"). Doc here.

[Responsive Images Plugin] Released for Vue.js

We are excited to announce the launch of the Vue.js version of the Cloudimage Responsive Images plugin! More information, documentation and demo on the Scaleflex GitHub page.

[Admin Console] 20.05.1

  • Fixed an issue where certain accounts with non-validated email addresses where flagged as inactive

[Admin Console] 4.3 => 20.05.0

New versioning

With this version, we introduce a new versioning system to align with our new monthly release strategy. Versions will be in the format YY.MM.N where YY is the year, MM the month and N the release version. N=0 for GA (General Availability) and N>=1 for bugfix releases.

The version will usually be called by it's short name, e.g. 2005.

Sign-in with Google

  • Users can now register using their Google account via oAuth2
  • Registered users can now login with their Google account via SSO

Stats summary in Home

  • Users can now see an overview of their Cloudimage usage statistics in the Home page

Improvements

  • Added social media buttons for sharing affiliation link easily via social media
  • Removed the option for deleting/editing CNAMEs under Image Settings > Domains to prevent future issues. Changes in CNAMEs can be achieved by opening a ticket with our Support.

New Support Center for STARTUP+ customers

  • Users can view the tickets opened by them and other users from their company under Contact / Support > Support tab. Answering tickets from the new Support Center will be added in a future version (Support Center is only available for STARTUP+ customers)

[Admin Console] 4.2.1

  • Fixed issue with field validation
  • Fixed globalization issue in Toast messages

[Admin Console] 4.2.0

We are excited to release following new features and fixes to the Cloudimage Admin Console:

Affiliate Dashboard

  • Added Affiliate dashboard for Cloudimage users to create affiliate link, share and track conversion / rewards

Settings

  • Added support for custom CNAMEs configuration from the Admin Console (and not request via Cloudimage Support). Available for STARTUP and higher plans.
  • Added option to enable the CDN delivery of static files like JS/CSS/PDF …
  • Adapted Uploader styling to match with overall Admin style guide

Release Notes

  • Release Notes now available as widget in the Admin

User management

  • Removed requirement for invited users to go through email validation process

Bugfixes

  • Fixed an issue whereby the default image delivered for missing origin images could not be reverted back to the Cloudimage default image

[Admin Console] v4.1.0

We are excited to release following new features to the Cloudimage Admin Console:

Settings

  • Added support for Origin Prefix under Image Settings > Domains to shorten Cloudimage URLs by prefixing all origin calls with the Origin Prefix. An Origin Prefix is like an empty Alias.
  • Added support for Rules under Image Settings > Rules to allow default operations and filters to be applied to images based on a folder / filename pattern
  • Changed behaviour of SVG option to not resize SVGs by default
  • Introduced option for customer to change company name in first step of onboarding process if left empty during registration
  • Added Service Terms and Conditions acceptance requirement at step 5 of the onboarding process for new customers and new menu item in user menu to view Service Terms and accept them
  • Added downgrade warning for customers having selected paid plan but not entered billing details / card
  • Added refresh button for refreshing invalidation status under Invalidation and improved invalidation logging
  • Introduced accordion menu to improve browsing
  • Translation improvements in German and French

Billing / Invoicing

  • Refactored Billing and Invoices to group them in one submenu Billing / Invoices with tabs
  • Added currency selector in Billing for customers to select billing currency (EUR and USD available for now, more to come)
  • Added option for customer to proactively pay an unpaid invoice with credit card if initial charge failed
  • Added option to add 2 accounting emails for receiving invoices

[Admin Console] v4.0.0

Introducing a complete new design of the Cloudimage Admin Console

Over the last past months at Scaleflex, we have worked on unifying all admin interfaces of our products into one shared admin kit. The v4.0.0 introduces the new admin kit and adds many improvements in the user experience of your Cloudimage Admin.