Oct 6, 2020 — Image and Video Manager updates

  • New transformation: Aspect Ratio Crop changes the height or width of an image, by cropping or expanding the area, to an aspect ratio of your choosing.
  • Dashboard:
    • Additional data about image formats and quality levels more visible on the screen.
    • Updated the hover text for the Quality Level Distribution metric.
    • Renamed the JXR content type to JPEG-XR and JPG to JPEG for accuracy and consistency.
  • WebP support: with iOS 14, Safari 14 supports WebP. Image and Video Manager automatically sends WebP derivative images to Safari when appropriate.
  • Event Viewer in Akamai Control Center now records Image and Video Manager - Policy Manager events and details.
  • API updates: You can now use the API to view the log and error details that the Image and Video Manager API generates for images and videos over the last three days. The API also lists the range of HTTP status codes along with their likely causes.
    For more information refer to the List log details section and the List error details section in the Image Manager API v2 documentation.

Aug 6, 2020 — The Fast Activation feature and Dashboard optimization

  • To decrease deployment times when activating or updating policies, Image and Video Manager now supports Fast Activation.
  • Dashboard: the links to the Top Hit Videos and Largest Pristine Videos by Byte Size are now clickable and include the hostname.

Jun 30, 2020 — Three new Experimental transformations

  • New transformations available on staging or on pre-production traffic:
    • Remove Color – removes a specified color from an image and replaces it with transparent pixels.
    • Chroma Key – changes any color in an image within the specified volume of the HSL colorspace to transparent or semitransparent.
    • Mono Hue – sets all hues in an image to a single specified hue of your choosing.
  • Policy Rollout Speed Recommender: provides multiple rollout periods to choose from when activating a policy on production. To help you select a rollout option we’ve included policy insights about the number of hits or percentage of your total traffic in the last 24 hours.

May 1, 2017 — Cookie headers stripped

To ensure security of sensitive information, rules containing the Image and Video Manager behavior no longer allow Request Cookie matches.

Nov 1, 2016 — What's new? information available

You can now get information about the changes included in the last three Image and Video Manager releases in the What's new? window. To access it, click the What’s New button on the main Policy Manager page.

Nov 1, 2016 — Top Image URLs Report

See the most heavily served images on your site in the Top Image URLs Report. You can view the data by either hits or volume.