Kraken is an image optimization service that supports JPEG, PNG, GIF, and SVG files. It helps users compress and optimize their images to save on bandwidth and reduce site load times. Kraken can also perform image cropping and resizing operations prior to optimization. Kraken users can optimize a small number of images for free using the web interface, or they can buy access to the REST API for larger-scale jobs.
Six APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories such as Natural Language Processing, Search, and Payments. Featured today is the Google Knowledge Graph API, which replaces the Freebase API. Here, we summarize the new additions and how they can assist developers.