Things to know about Resize Images Firebase Extension (Version 0.1.1)
- Still in Beta (Oct 2019)
- It doesn’t work with webp images
- It doesn’t support crop image (e.g. center crop it to 100x100 square image)
- This extension is written in NodeJs and uses
ImageMagickto perform resize operation
- Each extension has a version number, I am not sure will be the extension be updated automatically when a new version is available.
- I don’t think it’s possible to edit/customized the code beyond the configuration parameters provided; the source code is provided, so you could manually upload the customized version (though you might loose some advantage of using a firebase extension).
- Whenever you upload a file to the cloud storage bucket, a resized version will be created.
Prerequisite: Setup cloud storage
I install the extension via Firebase Console
Review APIs enabled and resources created
Cloud Function: generateResizedImage
Review access granted to this extension
Installation of this extension generates a new service account that has the following access to your project and resources:
Deployment location: Iowa (us-central1) (I use my project/bucket location)
Cloud Storage bucket for images: [BUCKET_NAME].appspot.com (this feature will be applied to the entire bucket, so you probably need to create a special bucket for images which require resize)
Sizes of resized images: 280x280,1600x1600
Cloud Storage path for resized images: thumbs
Cache-Control header for resized images: max-age=86400 (1d)
To configure this extension, you specify a maximum width and a maximum height (in pixels, px). This extension keeps the aspect ratio of uploaded images constant and shrinks the image until the resized image’s dimensions are at or under your specified max width and height.
For example, say that you specify a max width of 200px and a max height of 100px. You upload an image that is 480px wide by 640px high, which means a 0.75 aspect ratio. The final resized image will be 75px wide by 100px high to maintain the aspect ratio while also being at or under both of your maximum specified dimensions.
/images/original.jpgwill create resized image as
If you prefer to store resized images at the root of your bucket, leave this field empty
Install extension, wait and click
- The cloud function will triggered whenever an image is uploaded to the bucket.
- By default the extension assign 1GB memory to the cloud functions.
- Extension configuration can be changed at
Firebase Console -> Extensions.
- Extension can be uninstalled (the cloud functions and service account shall be deleted)
- There seems to be a bug with the code if my uploaded file doesn’t have a file extension (e.g.
/images/filename), where the resized file shall be
- The extension is free, so you shall only be charged for Cloud Functions and Cloud Storage usage.
NOTE: Refer Android Upload File to Cloud Storage for Firebase.
NOTE: I believe a better solution at the moment is to use Image Processing Service/API.