The first thing you need is an ImageEngine account. We offer three different plans: Basic, Standard or Pro.
- No credit card needed.
- The trial period is 30 days.
If you want to trial an ImageEngine Pro account, please reach out to our Customer Success Team who will happily help you get started.
During the signup process, you’ll be asked some questions to configure ImageEngine, outlined here.
**Note:** All info provided during the initial account setup can be modified in the control panel at a later stage.
1. Sign up for ImageEngine Account
Click the Free Trial button to start the signup process.
2. Define Your Image Origin
An origin is a location, usually a domain name or hostname, where the original images are located. This can be your current website domain name, an S3 bucket, or other cloud storage.
In most cases, the website domain name (such as
https://foo.com/)is probably the origin of your images.
3. Find Your Delivery Address
When you register for a trial, you’ll get a Delivery Address at the end of the process.
You can also find this by logging into your account at my.scientiamobile.com. Go into your ImageEngine Account, and look at the Summary and Usage section, and copy the Delivery Address
This Delivery Address is all you need to start using ImageEngine. For example, if you had an image at
https://foo.com/image.png,then you will be able to serve the optimized version by replacing your origin domain name, foo.com, with the Delivery Address:
SSL/TLS is enabled by default for Delivery Addresses like
Each row in the Engines table describes an Engine: the relationship between a Delivery Address, ImageEngine Address, and an Origin. An Engine always has a Delivery Address which when implemented will direct requests for images to ImageEngine.
If you want to customize the Delivery Address to your own domain name by using an alias to the ImageEngine Address, then this option is available in Standard and Pro tiers.
You can add, modify or delete Engines and their elements anytime in the control panel.
4. Update your
Whether you use responsive images markup or the good ol’ image tag, the approach is the same; change the url of your images.
If your original image tag looks like this
<img src="//foo.com/img.png">, or maybe
<img src="/img.png"> then change it to
<img src="//xxxxxx.cdn.imgeng.in/img.png">, where
xxxxxx.cdn.imgeng.in is the Delivery Address assigned to you in previous steps.
Your platform may also provide a method to streamline updating img tags. See our integration guides in the left menu.
5. Tweak and Tune
When set up, you can always log in to the control panel and adjust any settings and add or delete new engines, origins, or customize delivery addresses.
6. Follow Best Practices
Make sure you’ve implemented ImageEngine according to the best practices.