Image Manager

Intelligently deliver lighter, faster images at the highest visual quality and accelerate time to market.

Image Manager automatically optimizes each online image for the best combination of size, quality, and file format suited for each image and device and offloads the artistic transformation of derivative assets to the cloud.

Akamai Image Manager
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High-quality images 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 that are too heavy, and developers are wasting too much time and effort designing or managing solutions to create all of the derivative images for their site or app, not to mention trying to solve the puzzle of when to deliver the right image for each and every user.

Image Manager introduces a simple way to automate your image creation workflow and intelligently optimize and deliver the best image every time. Lighter pages, simplified operations, and less derivative images 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 web images for both maximum visual quality and performance while reducing the cost and effort to transform images for faster time to market.

Akamai Image Manager

Image Manager Capabilities

Perceptual Quality Algorithm

Using the Structural Similarity Index Metric (SSIM), Image Manager 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.

Auto-convert Image Format

Image Manager will 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.

Auto-resize for Mobile Screens

Automatically resize images for mobile devices based on viewport width so that mobile users are not over-downloading images that are larger (and slower) than they need to be to fit their screen size.

Policy-based Artistic Transformations

Store only a single pristine asset and dynamically create derivative images to meet artistic requirements managed through policies that consider breakpoints, help to standardize image attributes, and make future design changes less cumbersome.

Easy and Flexible Integration

You can use any web-accessible storage location, and image manager is compatible with your existing publishing and purging workflows, giving you full control over your image assets and infrastructure decisions and allows you to gain maximum benefit from your CDN solution.