Luis H. Ball Jr.
Luis H. Ball Jr.
Luis is a Senior Software Engineer at imgix, focusing on delivering the best images and video developer experience on the web. He’s passionate about open source and baseball (let’s go Bucs!). He's a defunct tech collector, amassing a now-useless pile of everything from eMate 400s to HD-DVD players.
React Summit US 2023React Summit US 2023
5 min
Transforming Images Using AI Without Leaving Your React App
Image optimization libraries abstract away the hard parts of working with images so that you can focus on shipping. But these tools don’t let you do complex transformations to your existing images. Adding text, removing distracting backgrounds, or upscaling images to higher resolution all require you to download, transform, and re-upload your images. This talk will explore using AI image APIs and unpic-image to handle complex image transformations inside our React applications. We’ll remove and replace image backgrounds and use context-aware facial cropping to create responsive layouts.