Should You Be Using OCR For Credit Cards?Read More

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Creating an effective business strategy requires a competitive advantage, and an easy place to do this is with your tools. Using machine learning is a great place to start because it helps you address and solve specific concerns within your company. In the case of credit cards, you limit risks to your company by using […]

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Should You Be Using OCR For Your Business Cards?Read More

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Staying professional in this modern business landscape is an interesting process. Dress codes have relaxed dramatically over the decades, and the methods of communication have changed completely from one decade to the next. How well do business cards fare in this contemporary space? With the use of optical character recognition (OCR), business cards are holding […]

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Should You Be Using OCR For Receipts?Read More

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From data duplication to predictive modeling, machine learning tasks are revolutionizing the business world. When used to its fullest potential, machine learning frees businesses from wasting resources on repetitive and time-intensive tasks of all kinds. When it comes to data duplication, in particular, optical character recognition (OCR) releases companies from wasting time on manually inputting […]

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Should You Be Using OCR For IDs?Read More

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Using OCR for IDs is a great way for businesses to cut down on bottlenecks while gathering more information. Before we jump into specific use cases, let’s take a look at the machine learning landscape in general and how OCR fits into it. OCR for IDs in the big picture Machine learning, first introduced in […]

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Rethinking The Open Source UploaderRead More

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Rethinking The Open Source Uploader

Most developers stick with the default open source uploader in web forms. They believe trying a different third-party solution brings complications with little upside for them. This unwillingness to adapt and grow ends up causing issues due to the following circumstances: Increasing content consumption – The days of large corporations being the primary curators of content are long […]

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Should You Be Using OCR For Documents?Read More

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Every business is looking for a competitive edge, whether it be marketing, data collection to track sales, or fulfilling orders. All of this reliance on technology has brought about a need for machines that are smarter, more capable than ever, and this is where machine learning was born.  According to Wikipedia: “Machine learning is a subset […]

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Should You Be Using OCR For Invoices?Read More

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Should you be using OCR for invoices?

OCR for invoices becoming common practice seems inevitable, but the adoption is slow for OCR and machine learning in general. Fewer than 10 percent of all global invoices are electronic, despite efforts of companies and governments around the world to change the perception of e-invoices. Machine learning, specifically OCR, has made it easy and secure […]

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Is ImageMagick Holding Your Application Back?Read More

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Is ImageMagick Holding Your Application Back?

ImageMagick is a popular tool for transforming images, but it’s not your only option. When, in 2016, news broke of glaring vulnerabilities within ImageMagick, many developers escalated their search for an alternative to the imaging tool. We may be biased, but let us tell you why you should quit using ImageMagick in favor of Filestack. Opportunity […]

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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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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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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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How to Upload with Google Drive APIRead More

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Google Drive API Upload Example in Action

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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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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Recreate Silicon Valley’s Not Hotdog App with Filestack’s Tagging FeatureRead More

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Deep learning has gone from sci-fi concept to industry buzzword within only a matter of years. What started as proof-of-concepts and enhanced facial recognition software quickly ballooned into state-of-the-art image and speech recognition, video analysis, behavioral predictions and untold other successes, where the goal was specific enough and the dataset large enough to benefit from […]

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Filestack Tutorial For Beginners: Part 2 WatermarkRead More

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Welcome Back! Hello, and welcome back to the Filestack Tutorial For Beginners. If you have not seen the first half then check it out here. Otherwise, let’s keep making progress on our watermarking application. Perform a Transformation: Watermark Working with Uploaded Files: The Filestack Handle At this point you are probably wondering: “Okay, I understand […]

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Ansible: AcceleratedRead More

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So, you’ve been using Ansible, and have realized it can be really slow. You ask, why is Ansible slow? The answer is simple. Ansible uses ssh as a ‘transport layer’, which starts a new connection for every task in a playbook. This is not ideal, but luckily, we can change this behavior with a few simple steps. How […]

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Improve Your Workflow with Cache and DebugRead More

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In my last few articles we discussed several features that make Filestack’s API such a big game changer in your development process. We compared Filestack pick function with a more traditional approach to handle files upload in the article “Comparing Node & JQuery File Upload vs Filestack” showing that it allows for fast development and no hassle when […]

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LinkedIn Launches Photo Filters and Editing in their App… And You Can, Too.Read More

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LinkedIn's New Photo Filters

On March 14, LinkedIn released Photo Filters and Editing for profile pictures, along with guidelines on how to get noticed with a “professional” photo (read more here). The fact is, profile pictures are important, and you don’t always need a professional headshot to look good. Often, a selfie with some nifty filters will do the […]

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Create an Awesome Photo Collage with React and FilestackRead More

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A photo collage is a popular way of sharing amazing moments in our lives. From exotic vacations, to crazy parties, to romantic seaside weddings and more, collages capture many moments to create one multifaceted composite. As a printing application, the ability to upload pictures and create photo collages for your customers is an absolute must-have. The are a few open […]

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Take a Screenshot with Filestack and ReactRead More

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Taking screenshots is common for those of us who live on our phones and laptops. Sometimes we want to share glimpses of funny conversations with friends, other times, in the office for example, we take screenshots to quickly share unexpected results on our screens. Screenshots are so common that nowadays the majority of our devices offer a specific key […]

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Comparing Google Vision and Clarifai in ProductionRead More

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A few weeks ago, we published our thoughts and research into the major image-labeling service providers, including Microsoft Cognitive Services, Amazon Rekognition, Google Vision, and Clarifai. While we believed each had its merits and all returned accurate labels for most inputs, a combination of speed, content-detection and cost led us to choose Google Vision as […]

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Filestack Launches File Picker V3Read More

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Now with a minimalistic design, in-app image transformations, and faster file uploading API.  Today, we are proud to launch the newest version of our File Picker.  The result of months of user research and beta testing, the File Picker V3, a more powerful uploading API and new features to create the ultimate file uploading experience for […]

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Yahoo study finds filters increase photo views 21%, comments 45%Read More

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Photo filters are everywhere on the internet.  But do they really affect engagement? Yes.  A lot. At least according to an  interesting 2015 study from the team at Yahoo Labs and Georgia Tech called Why We Filter Our Photos and How It Impacts Engagement (PDF) which looked at the use of photo filters in the Flickr community. Based […]

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A how and why primer on video transcoding: Webm to H.264 and moreRead More

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Rendering videos seamlessly across browser types is often an arduous process for developers. It is important to consider the format and codec of a video file. Different browser types support different video codecs, which means that you need to provide multiple formats to ensure that your video renders on all browsers.   Browser Video Codec Audio […]

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Crop, Resize and Filter Photos Using JavaScript, React and the Filestack APIRead More

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Developing and maintaining an application that processes many images can be tedious and time consuming – even for the most skilled developer. Filestack strives to automate away the tedium, leaving you more time to focus on your core development. One of the ways we do this is by allowing you to crop, filter, resize, and apply more […]

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