Quicq

Lightning-fast images without work from your side? In this guide we'll tell you how our image optimization tool Quicq works. Quicq is composed out of several components.

Quicq uses the worldwide network of Google Cloud and guarantees reliable and fast hosting.

Download original

First of all, when calling the image, the original is retrieved. This is then stored in Quicq's storage (for up to 6 months). This way, we do not need to download the original from your server every time we need to load another image.

This saves you a lot of data traffic and ensures that your images can be loaded faster.

Editing

As also described in the article on editing images via the url; you can easily enlarge, reduce, crop or edit an image via adjustments to the URL. These edits are always done first, the output of these edits is optimized.

Optimization

The most important part is the part that takes care of optimizing the image. The possibilities of optimization depend on the requested file, but also on the visitor (the device being used).

We prefer to serve all images in the modern WEBP format. This is a format developed by Google and supported by most modern browsers. However, we cannot use this for all visitors, so we fall back to an optimized variant of JPG.

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In many cases, we will also try to convert images stored in poorly optimized formats (such as PNG or GIF) to WebP or jpg.

Caching / Serving

To be able to serve the images on a large scale, at fast response times and always from a server close to your visitors, Quicq uses Google Cloud CDN (Content Delivery Network). This network has been voted the fastest CDN in the world several times: ITM (Citrix).

With a network of over 100 datacenters worldwide, there is always a server available close to your visitors; this is extremely important to serve images quickly.

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Our servers are set up to automatically scale up as traffic increases; a highly scalable solution, ready to help you grow.