You can access any image on a publicly-available URL using Web Proxy origin. This allows you to use ImageKit.io's real-time image optimization and transformation features on all existing images.
Go to the external storage section in your ImageKit.io dashboard, and under the Origins section, click on the "Add origin" button.
Choose Web proxy from the origin-type dropdown.
Give your origin a name. It will appear in the list of origins you have added. For example - My proxy origin.
Leave the advanced options as it is for now.
Click on the Submit button.
When you add your first origin in the dashboard, the origin is by default made accessible through the default URL-endpoint of your ImageKit.io account. For subsequent origins, you can either create a separate URL-endpoint or edit the existing URL-endpoint (including default) and make this newly added origin accessible by editing the origin preference list.
Let's look at a few examples to fetch the images:
Image public URL (old URL) https://www.example.com/rest-of-the-path.jpg
The same master image using ImageKit.io URL-endpoint https://ik.imagekit.io/your_imagekit_id/https://www.example.com/rest-of-the-path.jpg
So when you request
https://ik.imagekit.io/your_imagekit_id/https://www.example.com/rest-of-the-path.jpg, ImageKit.io internally fetches the file from
URL-endpoint transformation image public URL┌─────────────────────────────────────┐┌─────────────┐┌───────────────────────────────────────────┐https://ik.imagekit.io/your_imagekit_id/tr:w-300,h-300/https://www.example.com/rest-of-the-path.jpg
If you get a "Not found" error while accessing the image, check out this troubleshooting guide.
Now start using ImageKit.io URL endpoint in your application to accelerate image loading.
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