6 Simple Ways to Automatically Improve Your Site’s PerformanceRead More

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Every developer knows that the images that live in your application carry a substantial amount of weight when evaluating the health of your site. When your site’s performance is maximized, not only is your user experience top-notch, but your site is given a major boost from an SEO perspective. When images aren’t properly optimized, your […]

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Filestack Image Captioning: An Image Describer Using Attention NetworksRead More

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The twenty-first century or, in other words, the Artificial Intelligence Era was started with the advent of deep learning in computer vision. Here, data scientists’ main goal was to extract visual features from images, classify them, and detect objects. As another point of view, during the past years, Natural Language Processing algorithms played an inevitable […]

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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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Gain More Control Over Your Documents with Document DetectionRead More

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Overview In late 2018 when we released the Document Detection service at Filestack, no one anticipated it to become an essential intelligence task alongside OCR. If you are working with images that contain documents inside, it’s essential to find your document in the image by detecting the edges and border of the document, transforming its […]

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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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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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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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How to Plan for Data Security in 2019Read More

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Organizations are collecting more data than ever – and it’s their responsibility to protect this data. Data security in 2019 is inevitably going to see an increased number of cyber security attacks across the board, with organizations rushing to shore up their defenses. Corporations and small businesses alike will need to take thorough and proactive […]

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2019 Cybersecurity Forecast with Filestack Virus DetectionRead More

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Cybersecurity attacks are on the rise. Crypto-jacking, ransomware, and data breaches were among some of the most distinct threats of 2018, with an estimated 12 billion records expected to have been breached in the past year. From educational institutions to healthcare facilities, many industries currently face the threat of data theft and attack. Any organization must […]

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No AI Developers? No ProblemRead More

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No AI Developers? No problem! Implement Filestack OCR and stay ahead of the competition. Whether sifting through big data or providing customer-friendly tools, artificial intelligence is now at the forefront of business technology. Yet it’s not always feasible for an organization to invest the time into artificial development themselves. How can your organization use Filestack Capture to […]

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How Filestack OCR Will Speed Your Time to MarketRead More

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Get to market faster with the all-in-one OCR SDK provided by Filestack. Filestack Capture provides advanced OCR technology, usable out-of-the-box or easily integrated into existing platforms and solutions. Regardless of your organization’s use cases or existing workflows, Filestack Capture can speed up your time to market, improve your efficiencies, and reduce costs. Cut Your Development […]

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Cut Costs with Filestack OCRRead More

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Filestack Capture provides an all-in-one optical character recognition suite that can be used right out of the box. With Filestack Capture’s OCR technology, an organization can immediately begin integrating optical character recognition into their existing infrastructure and business processes. Filestack Capture saves an organization money in a multitude of ways, improving a company’s bottom line, scalability, and agility. Filestack Capture Requires Fewer […]

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