Example of image triangulation

How Math and Computational Geometry Influence Digital ArtRead More

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In this article we present a technique to triangulate source images, converting them to abstract, someway artistic images composed of tiles of triangles. This will be an attempt to explore the fields between computer technology and art. But first, what is triangulation?  Simply spoken a triangulation partitions a polygon into triangles which allows, for instance, […]

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document conversions, solved

Microsoft Document Conversions, SolvedRead More

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Looking to convert a document? Try our document conversion tool  The Need for Reliable Document Conversions Digital assets serve as the face of your brand, whether it’s making a first impression on a new lead or instilling confidence in customers who have chosen to work with you. It should go without saying that looks matter […]

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failed uploads are hurting your business

Failed Uploads Are Hurting Your BusinessRead More

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Failed uploads negatively impact user experience more than you think, and it’s results like these that make us cringe: From Emule: 2,9940 failed uploads for one user (20.61% failure rate), 2,758 for another (47.14% failure rate) This review of Flickr’s upload experience comes from ThomasHawk.com:   Yikes. Clearly the business and customer are suffering from a […]

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A photo collage

Use a Photo Collage to Tell a StoryRead More

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When you’re trying to tell a story, sometimes a picture doesn’t say enough, and a video says too much. Somewhere in between, a photo collage allows you to convey a compelling story without jeopardizing viewer interest. In fact, photo collages are a great way to boost social engagement and interest in your business. One case […]

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Content Personalization for CTOS

5 Things CTOs Need to Know About Content PersonalizationRead More

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Content personalization relies on both a “push model,” where users submit their own content for consumption, and a “pull model,” where content is served to the user based on their preferences. But personalization doesn’t exist in a technological vacuum. Content must be reviewed for appropriateness, categorized, verified and distributed. That’s why CTOs should be prepared […]

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Filestack Tutorials: Image Transformations

Filestack Tutorials: Image TransformationsRead More

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In this video tutorial, you will learn the basics of using Filestack’s image transformations. Topics include: A summary of our image transformations How to use our image transformation tool Using the Polaroid transformation Customizing transformation parameters Understanding a transformation in the content of a Filestack URL Enjoy, and please leave your questions in the comment […]

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Filestack & GDPR

Filestack’s Commitment to GDPRRead More

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In April 2016, European Parliament and European Council adopted legislation known as GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation). It replaces European Privacy Directive 95/46/EC. GDPR is a new comprehensive law that strengthens the protection of “personal data” and the rights of the individual. It regulates the processing of personal data about subjects in the EU including […]

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Content Personalization

5 Reasons Content Personalization MattersRead More

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One would think that content personalization is table stakes in an era where E-commerce is rapidly replacing traditional retail channels. Why then, as one consumer study cites,  have “…only 22% said they’re satisfied with the level of personalization they receive?” This is surprising, given the degree to which companies rely on personalized shopping experiences. For example, one […]

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Filestack Tutorials: Setting Up The Picker

Filestack Tutorials: Setting Up The PickerRead More

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  In this video tutorial, you will learn the basics of setting up the Filestack Picker. Topics include: Navigating your Developer Portal Choosing allowed filetypes Specifying upload sources Understanding your file data Utilizing a Filestack URL Generating your Picker code Enjoy! Like this tutorial? Check out our next one on Image Transformations

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content aware images with face detection

8 Steps to Generating Content Aware ImagesRead More

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There are many image resizing/cropping technologies available on the market, but almost none of them answer a simple question: how do I resize an image that preserves the relevant visual information without distorting the content? How do I make content aware images? Every front end developer or designer can relate to this situation: mocking up content […]

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An example of edtech challenges

The Top 5 Challenges Faced by EdTech CompaniesRead More

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Education Technology (EdTech) platforms are the foundation for educators and students to collaborate and foster learning. But if EdTech platforms take their eye off the ball from creating an engaging experience for both educators and students alike, they quickly alienate both groups. It disengages the audience. It hurts business. It fails to provide that great […]

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A representation of Bumble's potential content workflow

Bumble Bans Guns: Showcases Need for Content WorkflowRead More

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Bumble is a social network for discovering and fostering healthy relationships – be it personal or professional. With over 23 million subscribers to its platform, it certainly has the responsibility for ensuring that the content on their social networking application is appropriate for all. Recently, Bumble announced that it is going to ban all images […]

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A representation of cloud storage

Taking Advantage of Different Cloud Storage OptionsRead More

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Cloud computing has allowed business to completely revolutionize how they manage their computing and storage resources, changing how they handle their IT and infrastructure costs.   The big three vendors at this point for cloud storage are Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft with its Azure platform and of course Google with Google Cloud Services (GCS). Each […]

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Image optimization using machine learning

Image Optimization Using Machine LearningRead More

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The craze of deep learning has brought about many challenges to the information status quo. For some use-cases, its success makes sense and seems inevitable. For others, like image processing, its bid to outshine hardened algorithms in compression and optimization seemed harder to predict, begging the question of what feats of computer engineering are safe […]

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Using Sagemaker

Using Amazon Sagemaker for Scalable Machine Learning TrainingRead More

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Not long ago, Amazon unveiled Sagemaker, their machine learning training and deployment infrastructure. To understand why it might be useful, its worth considering the current difficulties of scaling out machine learning services to the cloud. The wild successes of deep learning have increased its demand and taught people to demand its accuracy, which is not easy […]

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A visual representation of how Detectron works

Evaluating Detectron, Facebook’s Object Detection PlatformRead More

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A few weeks ago, Facebook open-sourced its platform for object detection research, which they are calling Detectron. Object detection, wherein a machine learning algorithm detects the coordinates of objects in images, remains an ongoing challenge. To find algorithms that provide both sufficient speed and high accuracy is far from a solved problem. Detectron’s ostensible purpose […]

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Portfolium and Filestack: A Case StudyRead More

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Why Portfolium Matters Let’s be honest, filling a job opening sucks. On one hand you have the applicant, blindly distributing bullet points of accomplishments they poured their time and energy into while constantly refreshing their email for a response. On the other hand is the person doing the hiring, inundated by descriptions of grandiose accomplishments […]

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Filestack Artificial Intelligence Meetup

Join Filestack at the New San Antonio Artificial Intelligence MeetupRead More

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What: San Antonio Artificial Intelligence Meetup When: Wednesday, February 21st, 2018 Where: Filestack, 122 Houston Street, San Antonio, TX 78205 Filestack is proud to host San Antonio’s new artificial intelligence meetup, a monthly event where local tech communities can gather to discuss, learn and present on various topics related to machine learning and artificial intelligence. […]

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An example of a progressive image

Why Progressive Images MatterRead More

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Images are typically the most bandwidth demanding element of a page and their impact is most often mitigated by resizing them or reducing their quality.  Progressive images are another option in your toolbox to optimize your end user’s experience of a web site.  Progressive images allow you to provide a more compelling user experience as […]

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How Google’s AutoML Takes Machine Learning A Step FurtherRead More

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Last week Google announced an alpha launch of AutoML, a new machine learning platform that takes the space to the next level. In the product announcement, AutoML is described as a service that allows users to train machine learning models without requiring an in-depth knowledge and proficiency in machine learning. The potential of this platform is very appealing: […]

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The Hacker Zone at DeveloperWeek Austin 2017

Filestack is at DeveloperWeek Austin 2017!Read More

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Filestack is in town for DeveloperWeek Austin 2017! This is such an exciting opportunity for us. DeveloperWeek has a nice split on attendance between people who manage tech teams, and people who are actively developing and pushing code every day. There is also a pretty awesome hackathon happening alongside the “pro” tracks. One of the […]

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The Filestack for Confluence Plugin enhances team collaboration

Filestack for Confluence Plugin Enhances Team CollaborationRead More

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The Need for a Confluence Plugin Every startup has hit the point where they outgrew stickie notes as their primary communication and organization tool, and this demand naturally lead to a highly competitive project management market. Leading the way in this field sits Atlassian whose tremendous suite of products help companies manage projects and customers […]

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A picture of drones

You have Drones. You have Data. You need Filestack.Read More

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Filestack was in attendance for our second drone show, Commercial UAV Expo, in as many months. Last month we attended Interdrone 2017, and much like that event, we found data problems loom large in the drone space. With higher efficiency batteries, rotor innovations, and lighter, more resilient bodies, drones are becoming more capable. Longer flight […]

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Filestack's DIY Matrix

Don’t DIY, API With FilestackRead More

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We have seen 100+ home-grown uploading solutions. We have helped thousands escape the DIY-drag.  Why build a solution for an already solved problem?  Learn how Filestack solves uploading for you and why you might want to think twice about building an in-house solution.   “I can build X in Y days!” “Ha! I can build […]

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Filestack's image tagging

Add Automatic Tag Suggestions with Filestack’s Image TaggingRead More

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How Does Content Affect My Business?  Everyone seems suddenly hyper-aware of just how much content surrounds us, everywhere and all the time. Content drives the vast majority of our social lives, of our work lives, of our tangible and intangible possessions. As a business owner, entrepreneur, or developer, content likely makes up a large part […]

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Google Drive API Upload Example in Action

How to Upload with Google Drive APIRead More

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Google Drive is an extremely popular platform for creating, editing, and storing documents. Over 800 million users keep more than 2 trillion files on Google Drive. Whether your application uploads resumes, blog posts, slide shows, or other documents, you can benefit from integrating the Google Drive API to allow your users to upload directly from […]

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Make sure you know the difference between all of the machine learning services out there.

Signal to Noise: Understanding the State of Machine Learning ServicesRead More

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Getting past the buzzwords to the meat of what is on offer in the machine learning services landscape isn’t easy. It’s also sometimes difficult to separate tools from APIs, algorithms from services, the plausible from just plain speculative. That’s why we’ve put together a little guide to help you understand how you can start utilizing […]

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Improve OCR Results with FilestackRead More

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Machine learning services such as Microsoft Cognitive Services and Google Vision provide a wrapper over complex and resource-intensive algorithms, turning dense and arcane problems into simple REST requests. But these services, despite being state-of-the-art, cannot do all of the work for you (though some do more than others). And when it comes to optical character […]

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self-organized map of fashion images dataset

Self-Organizing Maps and their Benefit: Part OneRead More

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At Filestack, we are committed to helping you use, engage and analyze your data in intelligent ways through the best in machine learning. The algorithms that create self-organizing maps, optical character recognition (OCR), video and audio analysis, and so forth, are complex. Often, these algorithms become a major hardware and software investment to build out […]

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Upload from Google Photos API

Upload With The Google Photos APIRead More

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Google Photos has been in hyper growth mode since its transformation from Picasa, currently boosting more than 500 million monthly users. With sharing capabilities and added intelligence, Google Photos strives to make camera rolls obsolete.  As a developer building a file uploader, you can stay ahead of the curve by allowing your users to upload […]

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