Image Manager - Static Intro

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.

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

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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

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Dynamic Image Properties


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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

New! 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, resolution, and format based on the user’s device.

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.

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.

Auto-resize for Mobile Screens

Automatically resize images for mobile screens based on the device size so that mobile users are not over-downloading images that are larger (and slower) than they need to be.

Dynamic Policy-based Artistic Transformations

Need to apply image transformations directly at the code level without using the UI? Dynamic policies enable your developers to create variant images without having to use the UI by simply changing the transformation values via query string parameters, promoting agility and granular controls.

Auto Convert Image Format

Automatically detect and convert images to software-specific image formats to take advantage of advanced levels of compression that WebP, JPEG-XR, and JPEG 2000 can offer for users on Chrome/Android, iOS/Safari, and IE/Windows software.

Faster Time to Market

Automate the manual effort to create, modify, and publish artistic and technical derivative image assets for various uses across desktop and mobile sites and apps.

Reduce Storage and Infrastructure Costs

Eliminate DIY imaging and video infrastructure, store only a single pristine image or video, dynamically create and cache derivative assets, and improve offload.

Lighter and Faster Pages

Automatically reduce image bytes for all users across desktop and mobile sites and apps, leading to better performance and engagement that drives business results.

Quality Without Compromise

Automatically optimize images and video for the highest visual quality at the least number of bytes, so visitors are treated to a web or mobile app experience that is both beautiful and fast.

Improving RWD and mobile app experiences by dynamically transforming online images and videos for mobile screens

Engaging online audiences with an interactive 360° Media Viewer, with support for zoom and spin

Simplifying art-direction challenges and complexity for image layout, color, watermark, or other artistic treatments

Reducing the complexity to apply industry best practices in using browser-specific image formats and video containers

Replacing an in-house DIY image and video transformation process and speeding time to market

Optimizing user-generated content and standardizing web image attributes

Streamlining the creation and delivery of high-quality images for media and entertainment experiences on connected TV apps or set-top devices

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