Large-scale image processing. In the cloud.

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Platform

With everything moving to the cloud, it is essential that the tools and strategies for processing images move as well. 6px is a series of microservices built for large scale image processing in the cloud. Processing millions upon millions of images per month, our battle-tested software and infrastructure allows companies, large and small, to build next-generation, image-oriented applications and services in a fraction of the time.

High Performance Compute

Our large compute clusters are consistently performant, scalable, reliable and highly secure. By operating on a private global fiber network, we ensure lightning fast bandwidth.

Developer Oriented

Built for developers, by developers. Our HTTP API and supporting client libraries were engineered from the ground up to be powerful, flexible, and easy to use.

CDN Agnostic

6px lets you store your images where you want. You are free to use an FTP server or CDN provider of your choice, or to use our CDN backed by Google's Cloud Storage.

Libraries

6px has multiple full-featured libraries for major web and mobile platforms and bindings for the most popular frameworks. Need something special? Our REST API has you covered.

Expert Support

6px offers numerous support packages to meet your individual needs. If you need 24/7 coverage, phone support and access to a technical account manager, we've got it. If you don't, leave it out!

Personalized Stats

Our processing platform lets you gain insight into the performance and status of your 6px powered applications through real-time performance metrics and logs.

Predictable Pricing

Pricing is based on the number of outputs, inbound and outbound bandwidth, and optional storage. Overages are charged at a discounted rate, and can be disabled at anytime.

Batch Processing

Our batch processing support gives you the ability to process multiple images simultaneously in less time. Simply specify multiple inputs and outputs and our API will take care of the heavy lifting.

Features

Looking for detailed documentation? Check out our API documentation!

Rotate

While you’ll occasionally run into image that looks just fine in both landscape and portrait modes, you may prefer a specific version. 6px gives you that flexiblity.

Resize

Resizing an image is as simple as specifiying a height and width (both integers and percentages are supported). You can even pass a flag to hold onto the image proportion.

Crop

The crop mode is used to extract only part of a given width and height out of the image. The original proportions are retained and so is the size of the image.

Filter

With 6px, filtering images has never been easier. Choose from over a dozen manipulation options to get your images just right.

Layer

Specify multiple input images, and we'll take care of the rest. You can set the size, and even the x and y coordinates, of layered images. If you'd like to get fancy, you can even combine layering with characteristics such as opacity using our filter methods.

Watermark

We know watermarking is not only a common, but crucial practice used to make sure that photos aren't circulated without their owner's authorization. We encourage you to utilize our layer method to protect your property.

Analyze

Extract EXIF data, such as colors, date taken, camera model, exposure, aperture, focal length, focal speed, ISO speed, exposure bias, flash, x resolution, y resolution, orientation, and more!

Recognize (Private Beta)

Our recognition algorithms provide the power for facial analysis, image deduplication, similarity identification, and more! (Please note that the analysis feature is currently in beta and under heavy development.)

Support

Our talented team of support engineers understands the 6px platform inside and out. What's more, they are well versed in multiple coding languages and frameworks, so they can help you debug any issues you may encounter.

Tier 1

All customers receive Tier 1 support, giving you access to online documentation, community forums, and billing support.

Tier 2

Tier 2 support gives you direct access to our support team for questions related to service functionality, best practice architectures, and service errors.

Tier 3

Tier 3 adds 24x7 phone support, more rapid target initial response times, consultation on application development, and personalized architecture for your specific use case.

Tier 4

Tier 4 is the most comprehensive, with the most personal and customized support we offer. Your support will include everything in Tier 3 support, as well as direct access to the Technical Account Management team.

Features Tier 1 Tier 2 Tier 3 Tier 4
Support Chat
Support Help Center
Documentation, Best Practices Guides
Billing Support
Architecture Support
Target Response Time 24 business hours 8 business hours 4 business hours 2 hours
Bug Related Tickets
Consulting Related Tickets
Phone Support
Pricing Contact for Quote Contact for Quote Contact for Quote Contact for Quote

All plans include free basic support. In the (free) support package, you'll receive the following features: Support Help Center, Documentation, Best Practices Guides, Billing Support, and Bug Related Tickets. You will not receive Architecture Support, Consulting Related Tickets, or Phone Support.

The free support tier is subject to a 48 hour response time, though we generally do our best to get back within 24 business hours.

Processing Tiers

Select a tier that corresponds to the maximum number of images required to be processed by your app per month. (Don't worry, you can change this at a later time!)

Micro
$25/mo
Up to 75K outputs
  • 50 GB CDN Storage
  • Basic Support
  • No Contract
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Small
$75/mo
Up to 500K outputs
  • 150 GB CDN Storage
  • Basic Support
  • No Contract
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Medium
$150/mo
Up to 1M outputs
  • 500 GB CDN Storage
  • Basic Support
  • No Contract
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Large
$500/mo
Up to 5M outputs
  • 5 TB CDN Storage
  • Tier 1 Support
  • No Contract
Get Started

Not what you're looking for? We also offer a 100% free image processing tier with 5K outputs, 2 GB CDN storage, and basic support!

Dedicated & On Premises

We've got you covered with our dedicated and enterprise tiers, both of which are customized to your every need.

DedicatedLet our team deploy and manage a dedicated environment, offering lightning fast processing with minimal latency.

  • Flexible monthly cost
  • Dedicated resource allocation
  • 24/7 phone, email and chat support for immediate issues
  • Integration guidance, best practices and more
Learn more about our dedicated cloud

EnterpriseYou will have complete control when running the 6px infrastructure on your cloud provider of choice.

  • Annual license
  • Custom control over server resources
  • 24/7 phone, email and chat support for immediate issues
  • Higher touch, on-site consultation
Learn more about deploying to your own cloud

Frequently Asked Questions

You have questions, we have answers!

  • What happens if I down/upgrade?

    Your monthly bill will be prorated to reflect any changes to your account. If you downgrade to a plan that doesn't support features you're using, the feature will be disabled but your settings will be saved.

  • How do you calculate bandwidth usage and storage usage?

    Your monthly bandwidth usage is the cumulative network bandwidth you use over the month. Your monthly storage usage is the average storage you use over the month.

  • Does 6px offer a service level agreement?

    No. At this time, 6px does not offer a service level agreement (SLA). We do have plans to provide a SLA in the near future.

  • What happens if I exceed plan limits?

    Our limits are soft limits. Once you exceed these, we'll email and ask you nicely to upgrade to a plan to better support your usage. If an upgrade does not happen after an extended period of time, our systems will automatically add overage charges to your account.

  • What is an output?

    An output is simply the number of images that you generate or inspect using 6px.

  • Why not use [insert other platform]?

    There are various other platforms that exist, however they are often too complicated, too slow, or not customizable (if not all three). Your API is the best tool you have going for you!

Open Source

6px is a series of microservices built for large scale image processing in the cloud. Processing millions upon millions of images a month, our battle-tested software and infrastructure allows companies, large and small, to build next-generation, image-oriented applications and services in a fraction of the time.

Our code is Apache 2.0 licensed and is built to be cloud provider agnostic. For more information, please visit 6px on GitHub to view our code. For questions or concerns, please contact us.