CI is pay-as-you-go (postpaid).
For CI pricing details, see Pricing Overview.
As the data storage service of CI is based on COS, the storage fees will be listed on COS bills. For more information, see COS Pricing Overview.
After the bill for the current month is settled, 120% of its amount will be frozen for the next month. During settlement the next month, this frozen amount will be unfrozen first for deduction.
CI billable items include image processing, content recognition, content moderation, media processing, file processing, and traffic.
The billing cycles and sequence of CI billable items are as detailed below:
|Billable Item||Billing Cycle||Description||Billing Sequence|
|Image processing||Basic image processing||Monthly||Amounts are deducted and the bill for the previous month is generated on the first day of each month||Free tier > pay-as-you-go, or only pay-as-you-go in case of no free tier|
|Advanced image compression|
|Guetzli image compression|
|Content moderation||Image moderation||Free tier > pay-as-you-go, or only pay-as-you-go in case of no free tier|
|Content recognition||Image tagging (displayed as content recognition on bills)||Monthly||Free tier > pay-as-you-go, or only pay-as-you-go in case of no free tier|
|QR code recognition|
|Media processing||Video frame capturing||Monthly||Free tier > pay-as-you-go, or only pay-as-you-go in case of no free tier|
|Video metadata acquisition|
|Animated image generation|
|Intelligent thumbnail generation|
|File transcoding (audio/video transcoding)|
|File processing||File preview||Monthly|
|Privacy and compliance protection|