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Helm chart for imgproxy

This repo contains a Helm chart to deploy imgproxy.

imgproxy is a fast and secure standalone server for resizing and converting remote images. The main principles of imgproxy are simplicity, speed, and security.


To install imgproxy to your kubernetes cluster simply run:

helm repo add imgproxy

# With Helm 3
helm upgrade -i imgproxy imgproxy/imgproxy

# With Helm 2
helm upgrade -i --name imgproxy imgproxy/imgproxy


imgproxy can be used to provide a fast and secure way to replace all the image resizing code of your web application (like calling ImageMagick or GraphicsMagick, or using libraries), while also being able to resize everything on the fly, fast and easy. imgproxy is also indispensable when handling lots of image resizing, especially when images come from a remote source.

imgproxy does one thing — resizing remote images — and does it well. It works great when you need to resize multiple images on the fly to make them match your application design without preparing a ton of cached resized images or re-doing it every time the design changes.

imgproxy is a Go application, ready to be installed and used in any Unix environment — also ready to be containerized using Docker.

See this article for a good intro and all the juicy details! imgproxy: Resize your images instantly and securely

See official README for more.


  • Kubernetes 1.4+ with Beta APIs enabled

Installing chart

helm repo add imgproxy

# With Helm 3
helm upgrade -i imgproxy imgproxy/imgproxy

# With Helm 2
helm upgrade -i --name imgproxy imgproxy/imgproxy

The command deploys imgproxy on the Kubernetes cluster in the default configuration. The configuration section lists various ways to override default configuration during deployment.

Tip: To list all releases use helm list

Uninstalling the Chart

helm delete imgproxy

The command removes all the Kubernetes components associated with the chart and deletes the release.


Specify each parameter using the --set key=value[,key=value] argument to helm install or provide your own file via -f values.yaml. For example,

helm upgrade -i imgproxy \
  --namespace imgproxy \
  --set image.tag=v2.10.0 \

The above command installs a specified version of imgproxy.

Supported Chart values

URL Signature Settings

Value Description Default
features.urlSignature.enabled enable URL encoding true
features.urlSignature.key hex-encoded key for URL encoding CHANGE IT!!!
features.urlSignature.salt hex-encoded salt for URL encoding CHANGE IT!!!
features.urlSignature.signatureSize number of bytes to use for signature before encoding to Base64 32

Imgproxy Server Settings

Value Description Default
features.server.readTimeout the maximum duration (in seconds) for reading the entire image request, including the body 10
features.server.writeTimeout the maximum duration (in seconds) for writing the response 10
features.server.keepAliveTimeout the maximum duration (in seconds) to wait for the next request before closing the connection. When set to 0, keep-alive is disabled 10
features.server.downloadTimeout the maximum duration (in seconds) for downloading the source image 5
features.server.concurrency the maximum number of image requests to be processed simultaneously double number of CPU cores
features.server.maxClients the maximum number of simultaneous active connections concurrency * 10
features.server.ttl duration in seconds sent in Expires and Cache-Control: max-age headers 3600
features.server.setCanonicalHeader when true and the source image has http or https scheme, set rel="canonical" HTTP header to the value of the source image URL. false
features.server.cacheControlPassthrough when true and source image response contains Expires or Cache-Control headers, reuse those header false
features.server.soReuseport when true, enables SO_REUSEPORT socket option (currently on linux and darwin only) false
features.server.pathPrefix URL path prefix.
features.server.userAgent User-Agent header that will be sent with source image request imgproxy/%current_version
features.server.useEtag when true, enables using ETag header for the cache control false
features.server.customRequestHeaders PRO: list of custom headers that imgproxy will send while requesting the source image, divided by \; (can be redefined by IMGPROXY_CUSTOM_HEADERS_SEPARATOR)
features.server.customResponseHeaders PRO: list of custom response headers, divided by ; (can be redefined by IMGPROXY_CUSTOM_HEADERS_SEPARATOR)
features.server.customHeadersSeparator PRO: string that will be used as a custom headers separator \;
features.server.enableDebugHeaders when true, imgproxy will add X-Origin-Content-Length header with the value is size of the source image. false

Imgproxy Security Settings

Value Description Default the authorization token. If specified, request should contain the Authorization: Bearer %secret% header the maximum resolution of the source image, in megapixels. 16.8 the maximum size of the source image, in bytes. 0 (disabled) the maximum of animated image frames to being processed. 1 the maximum number of bytes imgproxy will read to recognize SVG. 32KB when set, enables CORS headers with provided origin. CORS headers are disabled by default. false whitelist of source image URLs prefixes divided by comma. When blank, imgproxy allows all source image URLs. When true, disables SSL verification false when true, imgproxy will respond with detailed error messages. Not recommended for production because some errors may contain stack trace false

Image Compression Settings

Value Description Default
features.compression.quality quality of the resulting image, percentage 80
features.compression.formatQuality default quality of the resulting image per format, comma divided.
features.compression.gzipCompression GZip compression level 5
features.compression.jpegProgressive when true, enables progressive compression of JPEG false
features.compression.jpegNoSubsample PRO: when true, chrominance subsampling is disabled. This will improve quality at the cost of larger file size false
features.compression.jpegTrellisQuant PRO: when true, enables trellis quantisation for each 8x8 block. Reduces file size but increases compression time false
features.compression.jpegOvershootDeringing PRO: when true, enables overshooting of samples with extreme values.
features.compression.jpegOptimizeScans PRO: when true, split the spectrum of DCT coefficients into separate scans. Reduces file size but increases compression time. Requires IMGPROXY_JPEG_PROGRESSIVE to be true false
features.compression.jpegQuantTable quantization table to use. Supported values are: 0-8 0
features.compression.pngInterlaced when true, enables interlaced compression of PNG false
features.compression.pngQuantize when true, enables PNG quantization. libvips should be built with libimagequant support false
features.compression.pngQuantizationColors maximum number of quantization palette entries. Should be between 2 and 256 256
features.compression.gifOptimizeFrames PRO: when true, enables GIF frames optimization; this may produce a smaller result, but may increase compression time false
features.compression.gifOptimizeTransparency PRO: when true, enables GIF transparency optimization; this may produce a smaller result, but may increase compression time false
features.compression.avifSpeed controls the CPU effort spent improving compression (0-8). 5

Detection of WEBP/Avif Support by Browsers

Value Description Default
features.formatsSupportDetection.webp.enabled Enables WebP support detection. When the file extension is omitted in the imgproxy URL and browser supports WebP, imgproxy will use it as the resulting format false
features.formatsSupportDetection.webp.enforced Enables WebP support detection and enforces WebP usage. If the browser supports WebP, it will be used as resulting format even if another extension is specified in the imgproxy URL false
features.formatsSupportDetection.avif.enabled Enables AVIF support detection. false
features.formatsSupportDetection.avif.enforced Enables AVIF support detection and enforces AVIF usage false

Imgproxy Client Hints

Value Description Default
features.clientHintsSupport.enabled Enables Client Hints support when the width is ommited for automatic responsive images false

Video Thumbnails

Value Description Default
features.videoThumbnails.enabled PRO: when true, enables video thumbnails generation false
features.videoThumbnails.probeSize PRO: the maximum amount of bytes used to determine the format. Lower values can decrease memory usage but can produce inaccurate data or even lead to errors 5000000
features.videoThumbnails.maxAnalyzeDuration PRO: the maximum of milliseconds used to get the stream info. Low values can decrease memory usage but can produce inaccurate data or even lead to errors. When set to 0, the heuristic is used 0
features.videoThumbnails.second PRO: the timestamp of the frame in seconds that will be used for a thumbnail 1


Value Description Default Base64-encoded image data
features.watermark.path Path to the locally stored image
features.watermark.url Watermark image URL
features.watermark.opacity Watermark base opacity
features.watermark.cacheSize PRO: size of custom watermarks cache. When set to 0, watermarks cache is disabled. By default 256 watermarks are cached 256


Value Description Default
features.unsharpening.mode PRO: controls when unsharpenning mask should be applied (auto, none, always). auto
features.unsharpening.weight PRO: a floating-point number that defines how neighbor pixels will affect the current pixel. 1
features.unsharpening.dividor PRO: a floating-point number that defines the unsharpening strength. 24

Fallback Image

Value Description Default Base64-encoded image data. You can easily calculate it with `base64 tmp/fallback.png tr -d '\n'`
features.fallbackImage.url fallback image URL.

Skip Processing by imgproxy

Value Description Default
features.skipProcessing.formats list of formats that imgproxy shouldn't process, comma-divided.


Value Description Default
features.presets.definitions set of preset definitions, comma-divided
features.presets.onlyPresets disable all URL formats and enable presets-only mode false

AWS support

Value Description Default When true, enables image fetching from Amazon S3 buckets false AWS account ID (for authentication via IAM Role) the name of IAM Role used for authentication AWS Access Key ID AWS Secret Access Key AWS Region Custom S3 endpoint to being used by imgproxy

Google Cloud Storage support

Value Description Default
features.gcs.enabled When true, enables image fetching from Google Cloud Storage false
features.gcs.jsonKey Google Cloud JSON key. When set, enables image fetching from Google Cloud Storage buckets

MS Azure Blob Storage support

Value Description Default
features.abs.enabled when true, enables image fetching from Azure Blob Storage containers false
features.abs.accountName Azure storage account name
features.abs.accountKey Azure storage account key
features.abs.endpoint custom Azure Blob Storage endpoint to being used by imgproxy

Integration to the New Relic

Value Description Default
features.newRelic.enabled Enables New Relic integration false
features.newRelic.licenseKey New Relic license key
features.newRelic.appName New Relic application name

Error Reporting

Value Description Default
features.errorReporting.bugsnag.enabled Enable integration with Bugsnag false
features.errorReporting.bugsnag.key Bugsnag API key. When provided, enables errors reporting to Bugsnag
features.errorReporting.bugsnag.env Bugsnag stage to report to
features.errorReporting.honeybadger.enabled Enable integration with Honeybadger false
features.errorReporting.honeybadger.key Honeybadger API key.
features.errorReporting.honeybadger.env Honeybadger env to report to production
features.errorReporting.sentry.enabled Enable integration with Sentry false
features.errorReporting.sentry.dsn Sentry project DSN.
features.errorReporting.sentry.env Sentry environment to report to production
features.errorReporting.sentry.release Sentry release to report to imgproxy/{imgproxy version}
features.errorReporting.reportDownloadingErrors when true, imgproxy will report downloading errors true


Value Description Default
features.logging.format the log format. The following formats are supported: ['pretty', 'structured', 'json'] pretty
features.logging.level the log level. The following levels are supported error, warn, info and debug info
features.logging.syslog.enabled when true, enables sending logs to syslog false
features.logging.syslog.level maximum log level to send to syslog. Known levels are: crit, error, warning and info info network that will be used to connect to syslog. When blank, the local syslog server will be used. Known networks are tcp, tcp4, tcp6, udp, udp4, udp6, ip, ip4, ip6, unix, unixgram and unixpacket
features.logging.syslog.address address of the syslog service. Not used if IMGPROXY_SYSLOG_NETWORK is blank.
features.logging.syslog.tag specific syslog tag imgproxy

Memory Usage Tweaks

Value Description Default
features.memoryUsageTweaks.downloadBufferSize the initial size (in bytes) of a single download buffer. When zero, initializes empty download buffers 0
features.memoryUsageTweaks.gzipBufferSize the initial size (in bytes) of a single GZip buffer. When zero, initializes empty GZip buffers. Makes sense only when GZip compression is enabled 0
features.memoryUsageTweaks.freeMemoryInterval the interval (in seconds) at which unused memory will be returned to the OS. 10
features.memoryUsageTweaks.bufferPoolCalibrationThreshold the number of buffers that should be returned to a pool before calibration 1024

Miscellaneous imgproxy Settings

Value Description Default
features.miscellaneous.baseUrl base URL part which will be added to every requestsd image URL.
features.miscellaneous.useLinearColorspace when true, imgproxy will process images in linear colorspace. This will slow down processing. Note that images won’t be fully processed in linear colorspace while shrink-on-load is enabled (see below) false
features.miscellaneous.disableShrinkOnLoad when true, disables shrink-on-load for JPEG and WebP. Allows to process the whole image in linear colorspace but dramatically slows down resizing and increases memory usage when working with large images false
features.miscellaneous.stripColorProfile when true, imgproxy will transform the embedded color profile (ICC) to sRGB and remove it from the image. true
features.miscellaneous.autoRotate when true, imgproxy will auto rotate images based on the EXIF Orientation parameter (if available in the image meta data). true
features.miscellaneous.stripMetadata whether to strip all metadata (EXIF, IPTC, etc.) from JPEG and WebP output images true

k8s deployment

Deployment specific options.

Value Description Default
image.pullSecrets.password Password to your private registry ``
image.pullSecrets.registry URL of a private registry you want to authorize to ``
image.pullSecrets.username Login to your private registry ``
image.addPullSecrets List of existing image pull secrets []
resources.deployment.affinity Node and inter-pod affinity configuration
resources.deployment.annotations Custom annotations for imgproxy deployment {}
resources.pod.annotations Custom annotations for imgproxy pod {}
resources.pod.labels Custom labels for imgproxy pods {}
resources.deployment.readinessProbe Timeouts and counters for the readiness probe
resources.deployment.livenessProbe Timeouts and counters for the liveness probe
resources.deployment.nodeSelector A node selector labels The name of the priority class
resources.deployment.priority.level The level of the pod priority 0
resources.deployment.priority.preempting If the pod should be preempting (k8s v1.19+) true
resources.podDisruptionBudget.enabled Enable or disable a disruption budget policy false
resources.podDisruptionBudget.maxUnavailable maxUnavailable option for the PodDisruptionBudget 0
resources.podDisruptionBudget.minAvailable minAvailable option for the PodDisruptionBudget 0
resources.deployment.replicaCount How many pods with imgproxy should be running simultaneously (DEPRECATED, use replicas.default instead!) 1
resources.deployment.replicas.default How many pods with imgproxy should be running after deployment 1
resources.deployment.replicas.minCount The minimal number of pods the imgproxy can be scaled to. 1
resources.deployment.replicas.maxCount The maximum number of pods the imgproxy can be scaled to. 1
resources.deployment.replicas.stepCount The max number of pods to be added/dropped during autoscaling step. 1
resources.deployment.replicas.stepSeconds The period in seconds (1-1800) during which up to stepCount pods can be added or dropped by autoscaler. 60
resources.deployment.replicas.stabilizationInterval The number of seconds for which past recommendations should be considered while scaling up or scaling down (0 - 3600) to prevent flapping. 300
resources.deployment.replicas.cpuUtilization The target percentage for the average CPU utilization by pods after which they should be scaled. 80
resources.deployment.resources Hash of resource limits for your pods {}
resources.deployment.tolerations Tolerations for Kubernetes taints
resources.serviceAccount.annotations Annotations for the Kubernetes service account for imgproxy ``
resources.service.type Kubernetes service type for imgproxy ClusterIP
resources.service.loadBalancerIP Load balancer ip for service type "LoadBalancer" ''
resources.service.loadBalancerSourceRanges Load balancer source ranges for service type "LoadBalancer" `[]
resources.service.externalTrafficPolicy Enable client source IP preservation Cluster

Ingress configuration

Value Description Default
resources.ingress.acme Enables the ingress resource annotation which tells cert-manager to issue a Let's Encrypt certificate false
resources.ingress.annotations Additional annotations for the ingress resource
resources.ingress.enabled When true, enables ingress resource for imgproxy false Comma separated string of CIDR addresses that are allowed to access /health url of imgproxy
resources.ingress.hosts Hostnames for the ingress resource to use [""]
resources.ingress.tls TLS config array
resources.ingress.tls[].hosts Hostnames this tls secret is used for [""]
resources.ingress.tls[].secretName Name of the k8s Secret resource which stores crt & key for the ingress resource


Options to configure ServiceMonitor for Prometheus Operator.

Value Description Default
features.prometheus.enabled Set IMGPROXY_PROMETHEUS_BIND environment variable to bind metrics to port 8081 false
features.prometheus.namespace Set IMGPROXY_PROMETHEUS_NAMESPACE environment variable to prepend prefix to the names of metrics ""
resources.serviceMonitor.honorLabels Chooses the metric's labels on collisions with target labels true
resources.serviceMonitor.interval Interval at which metrics should be scraped (if it differs from default one) 0
resources.serviceMonitor.namespace Namespace with PrometheusOperator monitoring
resources.serviceMonitor.selector Selector to select Pods release: prometheus-operator
resources.serviceMonitor.targetLabels Transfers mentioned labels on the Kubernetes Service onto the target ["app","release"]

See values.yaml for some more Kubernetes-specific configuration options.


Options to mount a persistent volume.

Value Description Default
persistence.enabled Enable persistence for deployment. false Set name for persistent volume claim. imgproxy-data
persistence.existingClaim Reference an existing PVC instead of creating a new one. ""
persistence.mountPath Mount path for PVC in the imgproxy pod. /images
persistence.subPath Mount sub path of the persistent volume. ""
persistence.accessModes Access modes for the persistent volume. - ReadWriteOnce
persistence.size Storage size of the PV. 10Gi
persistence.storageClass Set the storageClass for the persistent volume claim. ""
persistence.dataSource Create a PV from a data source (e.g. snapshot). ""


Value Description Default
nameOverride String to partially override imgproxy.fullname template with a string (will be appended to the release name) nil
fullnameOverride String to fully override imgproxy.fullname template with a string (will be used as pod name prefix instead of release name) nil

You can also add custom env variables for the latest version of imgproxy:

# values.yml
# ...
  # ...
    FOO: bar

Notice, that all custom env variables are sent through the secret (encoded to base64 under the hood).