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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Upload from Google Photos API

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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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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's New Photo Filters

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

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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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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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Editing Image Example

Upscale Images with React and FilestackRead More

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I have always been amazed by the upscale processes shown in action movies. Typically, a satellite photo captures the assumed location of the villain and the picture is infinitely zoomed while preserving a great amount of details. This works pretty well in fictional stories, but when you try to enlarge an image in real life, the result […]

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Programmatically Enhance Images with Filestack and ReactRead More

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With social media platforms like Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat and Twitter becoming staples in our lives, we regularly share moments in our lives through casual images on the web. Think about selfies: The simple term for a self-portrait photograph is a very common snapshot that invaded Facebook, Instagram and Twitter whose popularity is never decreasing. The fact […]

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Realtime Machine Learning with PyTorch and FilestackRead More

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Only a few years after its name was coined, deep learning found itself at the forefront of the digital zeitgeist. Over the course of the past two decades, online services evolved into large-scale cloud platforms, while popular libraries like Tensorflow, Torch and Theano later made machine learning integration far simpler and more efficient. Algorithms deemed intractable […]

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Compress Images Programmatically with Filestack and ReactRead More

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In recent years, we have seen an exponential increase in the number of images displayed online. Each of the 2 billion people with a smartphone is an amateur photographer, taking and sharing images regularly. Additionally, as the the capabilities of smartphone cameras continue to advance, file sizes are also trending larger. As a result, we are seeing scores of large images circulate […]

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File Picker V3 in ActionRead More

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Filestack has recently launched our File Picker V3 with a minimalistic design, in-app image transformations, and an even faster file uploading API.  In case you missed it, you can read more about the new features and improvements in our article Filestack Launches File Picker V3. The new UI is what everyone needs in a modern website. […]

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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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Create Profile Pictures with NodeJS, JQuery & Google MDLRead More

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In this tutorial, we will walk through using Filestack’s API to upload avatars for applications. Filestack’s team strive provide more and more sophisticated algorithms to manipulate images: This is not just for filtering or image transformations but rather to provide a complete API for users to ease app development. This is actually not the first time we […]

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How to Build an Instagram Clone with React, Node.js and ReduxRead More

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Today, I will demonstrate how to create an Instagram clone – in which you can upload files, apply image filters, and share your photos with the world. I will use  React, Node.js, and Redux, as well as Filestack to power the app’s file uploading and image processing functionality. To create an Instagram clone, you need to: Implement a file […]

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Secure File Uploads with Filestack using Pug and Node.jsRead More

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We are finally discussing one of the hottest features of our API – Security. In the previous list of tutorials we have seen Filestack implemented for different use cases (image galleries, responsive images, facial detection and manipulation, and more), with all integrations having one commonality: They are done in the front-end, so any person with basic […]

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Drag and Drop Files into your App, just like Slack (Demo in jQuery)Read More

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Slack recently announced new file sharing functionality.  Now, Slack users can easily share content by dragging and dropping files, or by accessing files on native and outside services, including Dropbox, Box and Google Drive. Drag and Drop File Uploads:   Native and Outside Service Files: Slack’s announcement made our geeky file-sharing-enthusiast hearts burst with joy […]

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Detect & Blur Faces to Create a “Guess Who” Game with Node.js & ReactRead More

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A Guess Who game?! Have you ever thought about integrating Filestack into a game? Today I am going to challenge you guys… During the past months, I have been writing posts to showcase different scenarios where Filestack comes in handy: We have seen more than once how Filestack handles pictures upload to help us create several […]

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How To Make An Image ResponsiveRead More

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Users are now accessing our websites from tons of different devices.  The idea of using a PC as the only source for surfing the net sounds like the Stone Age, doesn’t it?  Obviously, different devices mean different screens, different screens mean different sizes and so forth. To put it simply, one of our challenges as […]

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How to Collage Images in Your Code to Make Beautiful PostersRead More

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As I never tire of repeating –  Filestack shines when it comes to manipulating images. My last post on image enhancements demonstrates the depths and magnitude of our transformations, and this post will continue down the images path to make a new app for creating photo collages. And by the way, when you are ready to turn your app into a business, […]

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Enhance Images in your AppRead More

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Here at Filestack, we are never done developing.  As the Internet and general technology are constantly evolving, our mission to apply new functionality to our files management API is forever growing. It is with great pleasure that I am showing you the newest available feature for our Filestack Pro clients: We just released a set of Image Enhancements built […]

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How to Create an Image Gallery with FilestackRead More

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In the last tutorials, I gave an overview of Filestack’s ability to manipulate documents and audio files: We built a fanfiction website to showcase documents and a soundstack-like app to show the powerful audio transcoding function of Filestack’s API.  Nonetheless, I often highlight Filestack’s value when it comes to uploading and manipulating pictures, so it’s […]

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Building an ASCII Posters Store With Snipcart & FilestackRead More

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Editor’s note: This is a guest post by Charles Ouellet, the Co-Founder & Lead Engineer of SnipCart. Here he demonstrates how to easily create an online ASCII poster store using Filestack and Snipcart. When we launched Snipcart, our shopping cart platform, we decided to build something we, as developers, would love to use. Something that would make our […]

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Image Transformations: One Image, Infinite PossibilitiesRead More

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We tend to use the line “one image, infinite possibilities” when talking about Filestack’s image transformations. Our on-the-fly transformation of delivered images allows customers to serve a single image in an almost infinite number of variations without ever changing the original file. To show how easy it is to use our powerful image transformations in your app, I took one picture and served it […]

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The Right Widget For The Right WorkflowRead More

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Filestack’s mission is to provide a powerful, easy to use, end-to-end file management solution for application developers. There’s little doubt that our platform makes it exceptionally easy to upload, store, transform and deliver your application’s images and other files. But to provide true ‘end to end’ simplicity means we also have to make it exceptionally easy […]

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Insights and Automation: Using webhooks to run your businessRead More

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The grail for SaaS or other Internet companies is architecting a completely automated business that can practically run itself. To achieve this level of business autonomy you need a system that is as durable as it is scalable and provides accurate, real-time reporting to ensure everything is running smoothly. For many businesses, especially apps that […]

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An Introduction to FilestackRead More

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Like most SaaS businesses, describing what we do can be a challenge. In the past we’ve used a number of terms to describe what Filestack is (and isn’t) with varying degrees success and completeness. One of the key reasons we felt compelled to transition the company from Filepicker to Filestack was to expand the focus […]

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