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Increase customer engagement with beautiful digital experiences that are also fast.

Your customers demand a fast, engaging experience across all of your digital properties. Image Manager automatically delivers the best combination of size, quality, and file format suited for each image, browser, and device. Remove costs and headaches associated with creating, storing, and managing images by offloading the artistic transformation of derivative assets to the cloud. The result is high-quality, engaging web and mobile experiences that are fast and easier to manage.

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Image + Video Optimization

Image Management Software

High-quality images and videos are proven to be effective in driving better engagement online, but it has become increasingly difficult to deliver a consistent experience across desktop and mobile devices. Often times, website performance gets bogged down by images and videos that are too heavy, and developers are wasting too much time and effort designing or managing solutions to create all of the derivative assets for their site or app, not to mention trying to solve the puzzle of when to deliver the right asset for each and every user.

Image Manager introduces a simple way to automate your image and video creation workflow and intelligently optimize and deliver the best experience every time. Lighter pages, simplified operations, and less derivative assets helps you drive higher revenue and engagement, reduce costs, and gain an advantage in mobile and responsive web design strategies. Improve customer experiences by automatically optimizing images and videos for both maximum visual quality and performance while reducing the cost and effort to transform digital assets images for faster time to market.



Video Optimization

Deliver high-quality, short-form videos without worrying about byte size or bloated web pages. Image Manager can now automatically create and deliver optimized videos with the optimal quality, format, resolution, and size based on the user’s device.

Responsive HTML5 Media Viewer

Group images and videos together as a collection and display them via a mobile-aware HTML5 interactive 360° viewer with the ability to spin and zoom images, leading to increased customer engagement.

Dynamic Policy-Based Artistic Transformations

Need to apply image transformations at the code level? Create variant images without having to use the UI by simply changing the transformation values via query string parameters. Developers even have the flexibility to leverage any combination of transformations from a single policy.

Perceptual Quality Algorithm

Lighten the weight of your images while maintaining the best visual quality by intelligently calculating and applying a precise degree of compression for the maximum level of byte reduction that is imperceptible to the human eye.

Mobile and Network Aware

Automatically resize images and videos for smaller mobile device screens so users are not over-downloading digital assets that are larger than they need to be. Image Manager also delivers the best image derivative based on network conditions to accommodate high-latency mobile connections.

Automatically Convert Image and Video Formats

Automatically detect and convert digital assets to software-specific formats to take advantage of compressions that WebP, JPEG-XR, JPEG 2000, MP4 (H.265), and WebM (V9) can offer users. Even animated GIFs will be automatically converted to animated WebP for Chrome browsers.


Image Manager Demonstrations

Quickly create slideshows with product zoom features and controls. Image Manager even allows you to create 360° views of your products based on the set of images provided

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Lightens the weight of your images while maintaining the best visual quality by intelligently calculating and applying a precise degree of compression for the maximum level of byte reduction that is imperceptible to the human eye.

Size Reduction





Improvement, Visualized

Original Image Kb VIEW

Optimized Image Kb VIEW

Store only a single pristine asset and dynamically create derivative images to meet artistic requirements managed thorugh policies, making the design process less cumbersome

Original Image

Load Dynamically Generated Image

Dynamic Image Properties


w X h

From 1 to 2048
From 1 to 1210
x=1 to 2048, y=1 to 1210
From 1 to 542

Image Manager can automatically detect facial features and create dynamically cropped images from your pristine originals.

facial recognition, dynamic image url

Click on an image to test the Facial Cropping feature

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