Quick Start

The first thing you need is an ImageEngine account. We offer three different plans: Basic, Standard or Pro.

You can get instant access to a working ImageEngine Basic account by signing up. If you choose, then you can upgrade the account later.

  • No credit card needed.
  • 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 the location, usually a domain name or hostname, where the original images are located. This can be your current web site domain name, an S3 bucket or other cloud storage.

If you website domain name is, this is probably a good origin of your images.

# 3. Find Your Delivery Address

Regardless whether you register for a Basic, Standard or Pro account, you’ll get a Delivery Address at the end of the process.

domain names and origin

You can also find this by logging into your account at Go into your ImageEngine Account, and look at the Summary and Usage section, and copy the Delivery Address

domain names and origin

This Delivery Address is all you need to start using ImageEngine. For example, if you had an image at,then you will be able to serve the optimized version by replacing your origin domain name,, 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 its elements anytime in the control panel.

# 4. Update your img tags

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="//">, or maybe <img src="/img.png"> then change it to <img src="//">, where 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 into 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.