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Integrating imgix with Next.js

Integrating imgix with Next.js

This guide provides instructions on how to integrate imgix with Next.js to handle image optimizations seamlessly. Next.js supports imgix as a custom loader which enables you to leverage imgix's powerful image processing capabilities directly in your Next.js applications.


Before integrating imgix with your Next.js project, ensure you have the following:

  • A Next.js project setup and running.
  • An imgix account and an active source configured.


To configure imgix with Next.js, you need to modify the next.config.js file to include imgix as a custom image loader.

Define the imgix Loader

First, at your project root, create a loader file that specifies how images should be handled by nextjs:

export default function imgixLoader = ({ src, width, quality }) => {
  const url = new URL(`${src}`)
  const params = url.searchParams
  params.set("auto", params.getAll("auto").join(",") || "format")
  params.set("fit", params.get("fit") || "max")
  params.set("w", params.get("w") || width.toString())
  return url.href

Update the Image Component Configuration

Next, in your next.config.js file, specify imgix as your custom image loader by updating the images section:

module.exports = {
  images: {
    remotePatterns: [
        protocol: "https",
        hostname: "",
    loader: "custom",
    customLoader: "loader.js",

Use the Image Component

Now, you can use the Next.js <Image> component to load images through imgix. Here's how to implement it in your project:

import Image from "next/image"
const MyImage = () => (
    alt="Description of the image"
    sizes="(max-width: 768px) 100vw, 50vw"
export default MyImage

Further Reading

For detailed information on configuring image loading in Next.js, refer to the Next.js documentation (opens in a new tab) on the next.config.js images configuration.