Image Processing with Filestack Object DetectionRead More

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Take a look at the latest Filestack tutorial. In this video we’ll walk you through how to configure our Object Detection feature within Filestack Workflows. You’ll see first hand how we’re able to detect specific image elements, filter or blur out those elements and apply transformations parameters to the overall image. Ready to get started? […]

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Fast Responsive Images for Any Screen Size Using < picture >, srcset and AdaptiveRead More

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Many folks don’t use HTML5 <picture> tag or webp for optimizing images (and they should!) We’ll explain how to use dynamic image sizing and webp, a new(ish) image format from Google that can make png’s and jpg’s. The results are great. We can reduce a large page from about 30MB to 5MB. We’ll look at “old school” methods to solve […]

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From MNIST Classification to Intelligent Check ProcessingRead More

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Automated analysis and information extraction from pictures of structured documents is one of the use cases we have at Filestack for applied machine learning. We are working with envelopes, receipts, invoices, and most recently: checks. Checks are a medium of a little archaic form of monetary transfers – almost unseen outside United States, nevertheless used […]

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Arm Your Application with Filestack Virus DetectionRead More

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If you’re a developer, application security is always at the forefront of your mind. That’s where Filestack Virus Detection comes in. If your application is accepting public file uploads of any kind, it’s important to protect your system from malicious activity with Virus Detection.  Configured within Filestack Workflows using if/then commands, Virus Detection scans files […]

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The Complete Image File Extension List for DevelopersRead More

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JPEGs. PDFs. SVGs. Even for the most savvy developers, keeping track of all available image file extensions isn’t easy. Using the wrong (or suboptimal) file format could result in: Low image/video/audio quality Unnecessarily large file sizes Slow delivery of large files Inaccessibility of data within the file Simply put, knowing and understanding the many types […]

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Document Detection: An Intelligence Task for Intelligent ApplicationsRead More

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When you scan documents like invoices or receipts, they might be rotated, folded, or blurry. To work with them you need a process to detect your document inside, generate its bounding box, transform the detected document to fit the whole image (keeping its aspect ratio), and pre-process it to increase the OCR (optical character recognition) […]

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A Closer Look at Filestack TransformationsRead More

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Image transformations are Filestack’s bread and butter. With Filestack Transformations, you’re able to apply immediate transformations to any image at any URL in an intuitive and easy-to-integrate way, so that images are adjusted and corrected the moment users upload them. In this step-by-step tutorial, you’ll learn how to use Filestack Transformations to transform images without […]

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Comparing Image Tagging Services: Google Vision, Microsoft Cognitive Services, Amazon Rekognition and ClarifaiRead More

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Prior to integrating image tagging into our our API, here at Filestack we evaluated four of the most popular image tagging services. To determine which service to use, we looked at features, pricing, image size limits, rate limits, performance and accuracy. Ultimately, we decided to go with Google Vision, but the other services might be a good […]

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Stop Malicious Code from Infiltrating Your SVG FilesRead More

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If you’re a developer working with SVG or HTML files, ensuring proper security should be your top priority. Malicious code in the form of viruses and malware can infect nearly any file type. In this article, we’ll explore how Filestack’s virus detection SDK allows users can leverage Filestack Workflows and virus detection to automatically detect malicious code from the target file, thus […]

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How To Upload Large FilesRead More

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Uploading large files is a constant headache for developers. Pains like latency, speed, timeouts and interruptions, especially over mobile devices, are difficult to avoid. However, over the years, it is becoming increasingly important that your application be able to handle large files. At Filestack, we provide file infrastructure for over 100,000 applications worldwide, handling file […]

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Level Up Your Application SecurityRead More

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How is your application’s file upload security? Filestack provides secure file upload features that can be included in any application, protecting the platform’s upload gateway. In addition to this, the Filestack API is protected through parameters like custom API keys, domain whitelisting and Filestack Policies and Signatures. Here’s what you need to know about the […]

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Case Study | Making Paper Mail Digital and Actionable with Earth Class MailRead More

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“As much as businesses wanted to go paperless, paper never got away” Industry Office Mail Automation Use Case Filestack Capture and Image Intelligence for digitizing mail envelope data About Earth Class Mail Earth Class Mail allows businesses to manage mail like email. With Earth Class Mail, customers are able to prioritize their mail and transform […]

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Don’t Let Infected Code Get the Best of Your BusinessRead More

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Every company should have robust virus protection to handle the monitoring and quarantining of files that have possibly been infected with a virus or malware. Many major companies have been in the news after becoming victimized by infected files. These companies have suffered in the form of bad press, application downtime and millions of dollars […]

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Secure Your App Content with Filestack SecurityRead More

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Everybody knows that the Internet can be a dangerous place for both personal and professional users alike, making security more than necessary. Not only is cyber crime fast becoming more profitable than even illegal drug trade around the world, but 230 new malware samples are produced every single day – a trend that shows absolutely no signs of slowing […]

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Filestack Concepts: WorkflowsRead More

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If you’re a developer who understands the importance of building a consistent flow, Filestack’s Workflows can help. This feature has built-in processes that allows developers to automate assets and customize everything from business rules to conditional logic that saves time and resources. What does the Workflows feature do? Workflows allows developers to wire up conditional logic […]

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Top OCR Platforms to Watch in 2019Read More

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Optical Character Recognition (OCR) technology provides the basis for a number of flexible, advanced features for developers and non-developers alike. Mobile device, augmented reality and machine learning analysis programs all involve the knowledge of OCR technology. Users in these sectors are able to quickly identify and analyze written text, porting this functionality into next-generation technologies. […]

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Will OCR Revolutionize Your Workforce?Read More

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Optical Character Recognition technology is about more than just digitizing documents – it’s about revolutionizing the way that your organization interacts with its data. With OCR, you can give your workforce access to superior tools, ultimately making every part of your business more efficient. Here are just a few ways in which Filestack OCR’s technology can […]

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The Vue from Manhattan: VueNYC Meetup #18Read More

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Tuesday, January 29, 2019 6pm-9pm EST HBC Tech Headquarters, Manhattan Meetup Link: https://www.meetup.com/vueJsNYC/events/256976538/ My Mission: Learn more about VueJS As a Developer Evangelist in New York City, going to meetups keeps me on my toes. There’s always something happening, and usually 3 out of 4 seasons of weather in the short walk to and from […]

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Document Detection, Enhancement, and Preprocessing APIRead More

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Document Detection and Preprocessing is one of Filestack’s latest intelligent products. Not only is its main objective detecting the documents in the images, transformations, and denoising, but it can also serve as an advanced tool for enhancing and improving OCR results. The following article explores and elaborates on the details of how this tool has […]

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5 Scenarios That Require Enhanced UploadingRead More

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Does your company require enhanced uploading capabilities? With Filestack Upload, you get a seamlessly integrated uploading platform that can handle your uploads from start-to-finish. There are many scenarios that might require enhanced uploading. Here are just a few of them: 1. Uploading Files to a Community-Based Platform Social media sites and other community-driven platforms often thrive on a wealth […]

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5 Things CTOs Need to Know About OCRRead More

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CTOs are constantly investigating new technology. While it can be difficult to identify the technologies that will produce the highest ROI, optical character recognition (OCR) has made great strides over the past few years and is now one of the most all-around advanced utilities. Here are a few things that you should know about Filestack […]

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