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JavaScript library for the Photon image manipulation service.

How to use


Install for Node.js via npm:

$ npm install photon

Now you can simply require('photon') in your module to generate Photon URLs.

var photon = require('photon');
var url = photon('')


Include dist/photon.js in a <script> tag. A photon global variable function is exposed:

<script src="photon.js"></script>
  var url = photon('')

You can also consume photon.js via browserify when installed via npm (see Node.js instructions above).

Terms of Service

  • Use of this service is for users of the Jetpack by plugin only, and may be used by sites hosted on, on Jetpack-connected WordPress sites, or sites who have gotten special permission from Automattic Inc. If you move to another platform, or disconnect Jetpack from your site, we can’t promise it will continue to work.

  • Abuse of the Jetpack by Terms of Service could result in suspension of your site from services. By enabling Photon you agree to be responsible in what you publish; in particular be sure that you don’t use the service for prohibited items (things like spam, viruses, or hate content). reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to temporarily or permanently revoke your ability to use and access Photon, with or without notice.


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