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Ruby library and Rails plugin to generate and sign LibPixel URLs.


Add this line to your application's Gemfile:

gem 'libpixel'

And then execute:

$ bundle

Or install it yourself as:

$ gem install libpixel


Configure the LibPixel client:

LibPixel.setup do |config| = "" # Your LibPixel domain. Required.
  config.https = true # Generates HTTPS URLs. Optional. Default is false.
  config.secret = "..." # Auth secret for your LibPixel account. Required for signing requests.
  config.default_source = "us-east-1/source" # optional source to be used, can be overriden

The configuration for host and secret will be automatically set from the environment variables LIBPIXEL_HOST and LIBPIXEL_SECRET if they are present.

Sign URLs

You can sign an existing URL using the sign function:

url = LibPixel.sign("")

Generate URLs

You can also generate and sign URLs at the same time with the url function:

url = LibPixel.url("/us-east-1/images/1.jpg", height: 400, blur: 20, saturation: -80)

If you're using the src parameter, you can skip the path:

url = LibPixel.url(src: "http://...", width: 300)

But even simpler, if the library sees a url beginning with http or https it knows what to do:

url = LibPixel.url("http://...", width: 300)

You can specify whether you what an http or https url in your call:

url = LibPixel.url("/us-east-1/images/1.jpg", height: 400, blur: 20, saturation: -80, https: true)

If you are using a default_source, you don't need to specify it in the path:

url = LibPixel.url("1.jpg", height: 400, blur: 20, saturation: -80)

But you can override it with the source parameter:

url = LibPixel.url("1.jpg", height: 400, blur: 20, saturation: -80, source: "us-west-1/source2")

Multiple clients

It's also possible to have multiple instances of LibPixel clients (e.g. when dealing with multiple accounts):

client = "", https: true, secret: "...")

You may then call the #url and #sign methods on the client object.

Ruby on Rails

The LibPixel gem includes a Rails plugin that provides a view helper that you can use in place of normal calls to image_tag. The libpixel host and libpixel secret settings should be set in an initializer, or will be automatically picked up from the environment variables LIBPIXEL_HOST and LIBPIXEL_SECRET.

=> "<img src=\"\" alt=\"Foo\" />"

You specify the libpixel processing parameters in a hash within the normal options hash, denoted by the key :libpixel.

libpixel_image_tag("eu-west-1/source/foo.jpg", libpixel: {width: 300})

The normal parameters that Rails uses will also work.

libpixel_image_tag("eu-west-1/source/foo.jpg", libpixel: {width: 300, dpr: 2}, size: "300x250")

If all your images are from the same source, it's helpful to configure a default_source in an initializer.

LibPixel.default_source = "eu-west-1/source"

Then you can omit the source in your tags.

libpixel_image_tag("foo.jpg", libpixel: {width: 300, dpr: 2}, size: "300x250")

If you need to override the default source, you can do that using the source parameter.

libpixel_image_tag("foo.jpg", libpixel: {width: 300, dpr: 2, source: "eu-west-1/source2"}, size: "300x250")

Referring to an image outside of your configured sources is also possible.

libpixel_image_tag("", libpixel: {width: 300, dpr: 2}, size: "300x250")

You can configure your generated image src urls to use https or http in your initializer.

LibPixel.https = true  # default is false

And you can specify it on a per-tag basis.

libpixel_image_tag("us-east-1/source/foo.jpg", libpixel: {https: true})
=> "<img src=\"\" alt=\"Foo\" />"




Ruby library to generate and sign LibPixel URLs.







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