Serverless Image Handler on AWS

Boost user engagement with embedded images on websites and mobile applications


Serverless Image Handler on AWS creates a serverless architecture to initiate cost-effective image processing in the AWS Cloud. The architecture combines AWS services with sharp, an open-source image processing software, and is optimized for dynamic image manipulation. You can use this AWS Solution to help you maintain high-quality images on your websites and mobile applications to drive user engagement.


Dynamic content delivery

Deliver dynamic images at run-time based on your customer’s device.

Content moderation

Detect and blur inappropriate images using Amazon Rekognition.

Smart cropping

Crop images using the facial recognition capabilities of Amazon Rekognition.

Interactive web interface

Interact directly with your image handler API endpoint using image files that already exist in your account with a simple web interface.

Low-cost storage

Save on storage costs via automated version control, eliminating multiple versions of images.

Technical details

You can automatically deploy this architecture using the implementation guide and the accompanying AWS CloudFormation template.

Use cases for this AWS Solution
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Case Study

When product design and software development company Perpetual began working with a new sports startup client, Perpetual quickly realized that it needed a solution for an image management tool that was both flexible and cost effective. Perpetual found the optimal fit for its challenge: Serverless Image Handler.

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AWS Architecture Blog
Fast and Cost-Effective Image Manipulation with Serverless Image Handler
As a modern company, you most likely have both a web-based and mobile app platform to provide content to customers who view it on a range of devices. The resulting image management can be a headache as it can be expensive and cumbersome to manage.

Serverless Image Handler (SIH) is an AWS Solution Implementation you use to store a single version of every image featured in your content, while dynamically delivering different versions at runtime based on your end user’s device.

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