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Virtual URLs

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In addition to transforming images, you can take advantage of virtual URLs. A virtual URL allows you to add to the name of the generated image URL so search engines can find your image more easily. 🎉

Tipe is the first service to offer virtual filenames at the CDN level.

Using virtual URLs is simple. The URL construction includes two IDs; the Org ID and the Asset ID:

url
cdn.tipe.io / org id / asset id

Anything after the asset id is ignored so you can include your own filename.

Using a virtual URL

At the end of your image URL, you can use any name you wish. Here, we've named our image tipe-logo.png.

url
https://cdn.tipe.io/5a715b6a7d31e800136ac91e/f4a35612-98fb-423d-907a-3c1c43eb74f3/tipe-logo.png

To resize, as in the previous section, as well as use a virtual URL you add the resize settings after the custom filename.

url
https://cdn.tipe.io/5a715b6a7d31e800136ac91e/f4a35612-98fb-423d-907a-3c1c43eb74f3/tipe-logo.png/?w=150&h=150

For more information on the extensive possibilities (such as adjusting brightness, hue, and color), check out the Imgix URL API documentation.


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