Unsplash, the leading provider of free high-definition stock photography, had long used an in-house image processing solution. But as the site grew to over 40,000 Origin Images, with its community adding thousands each week, they were spending all their time maintaining it. Unsplash switched to imgix for all its image processing needs, and saved thousands of hours of developer time, while giving its team powerful tools that enabled them to add new features like circular image cropping.
As the largest worldwide platform for funding creative projects, Kickstarter serves over 1.4 billion images each month, all of which need to be normalized into the right set of features and sizes based on the context and design, and optimized for fast loading. imgix enables them to do so on-demand instead of pre-generating all of the variations, reducing server load and increasing flexibility for future designs.
Other Social Media & Sharing Customers
As the “front page of the internet,” Reddit hosts a wide range of user-uploaded images and GIFs for a diverse collection of community discussions.
Product Hunt makes finding out about the coolest new products and online services easier than ever.
DriveTribe helps bring automotive enthusiasts together with live chats, shared user content, and stunning vehicle photography.
Coffee Meets Bagel gives women more control over their dating experience, presenting engaging user photos of men who are serious about taking the next step.