CKEditor Cloud Services is a cloud platform for editing and real-time collaboration services.
# Easy Image
Easy Image is a service that takes care of image uploads. It reduces the effort required on your part to build a complete modern editing solution with support for embedding images.
Easy Image guarantees that all images inserted into your content are responsive. With a single image upload, several optimized versions of the image are created after upload by CKEditor Cloud Services, for different sizes of displays. All this is transparent to the end user who uploaded the image. Rescaled and optimized images are delivered through a blazing-fast CDN.
Easy Image is a service that runs in the cloud, however, it also requires the client-side part to operate. At this moment there are three integrations available: for CKEditor 5, CKEditor 4 and inside Letters.
# Easy Image for CKEditor 5
The Easy Image plugin is included in all CKEditor 5 Builds. No special steps are required to use it, apart from configuring the CKEditor Cloud Services access.
See the Better images section of the “What’s new in CKEditor 5?” article for a few short demos of image uploads with Easy Image.
# Easy Image for CKEditor 4
Starting from the CKEditor 4.9 release, CKEditor 4 comes with an optional plugin called Easy Image that provides a similar modern user experience as the feature available in CKEditor 5.
# Easy Image in Letters
Easy Image is included in Letters, so there are no extra steps needed to use it.
# Real-time collaboration
CKEditor Cloud Services offers a fast and highly scalable service for real-time collaboration, compatible with rich text editors built on top of CKEditor 5 Framework. It is capable of handling real-time collaboration on text documents and tracking users connected to the document. It also serves as a storage for comments added to the document.
Apart from having a supporting backend to transmit operations, resolve conflicts and apply changes between users connected to the same document, there are several missing blocks on the client side to offer a full real-time collaboration experience:
- Showing multiple cursors and selection coming from other users.
- Showing users connecting to and disconnecting from the document.
- Offering the UI for managing comments and markers in the document.
This is why CKEditor Ecosystem offers Letters, a real-time collaborative editor with all the essential features.
Letters is a ready-to-use, distraction-free real-time collaborative editor built on top of CKEditor 5 Framework.
For an in-depth introduction to Letters features refer to the Letters overview.
# Next steps
Check Quick start for a short instruction on how to start using Easy Image.