I need to generate a large amount of images one time, which plan should I use?
If an existing monthly plan does not fit your needs, please email us at: email@example.com with the number of images you need to generate. We can send you a one time invoice and credit your account with the number of images you need to generate.
Can I use external CSS stylesheets?
Yes, embed the
link tag in your HTML and it will be loaded on render. Multiple CSS files are supported. Large files may slow down initial render time. See this CodePen for an example.
How do I render an entire webpage?
When passing your HTML to the API, include the full HTML markup. Starting and ending with the
<html> tags. The HCTI API will enter full page mode and render the entire page as displayed by Google Chrome.
How long will my image url work?
Forever. As long as your HCTI account is active, we keep a copy of your generated image stored and accessible from your image url.
Can I load external images?
Yes, be sure to include the full URL to your external image. The API will load it before creating the image.
<img src="https://example.com/yourimage.png" />
How do I upgrade my account?
You may change your plan anytime by visiting the Dashboard.
How much bandwidth can I use?
All images served by the hcti.io domain are cached by Cloudflare's global content delivery network. Bandwidth is unlimited and paid for as a part of your subscription.
Can I use the API for a hackathon?
Definitely. If you're a student and using the API to build something cool. Email us and we'd be happy to add free images to your account.
Can I set my images filename?
The filename for your image is a randomly generated (and unique!) UUID. We currently do not have the option to set the filename.
v1/image namespace is shared by everyone who uses the API. Auto generating the file names makes your content more secure (hard to guess). We also use these long keys as partition keys for our infrastructure. This helps us scale the API for creating millions of images each month.
So what we're saying is, yes they aren't pretty, but they help keep the service easy to use, fast and secure. Which is important to us.
What version of Google Chrome does HCTI use?
We regularly keep HCTI up-to-date with the latest version of Chrome. We run a full test suite to ensure images render as expected before upgrading the API.
I have other questions, who do I ask?
Email us! firstname.lastname@example.org. We'd love to hear from you.