One of Asia's largest contemporary art online galleries highly recommends imagekit.io
July 29, 2021

One of Asia's largest contemporary art online galleries highly recommends imagekit.io

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with ImageKit.io

We have connected imagekit.io to our S3 bucket that contains close to 400GB of fine art images. Our website frontend then uses the imagekit.io CDN to render all images. We also make heavy use of their transformations, so for example by simply adding something like `?tr=w-200,h-200` imagekit will then serve a 200x200 pixels thumbnail of the actual image.
  • The imagekit team is very hands-on. Whenever we had a question or an issue, we were able to reach out via their chat and got friendly and competent replies quickly.
  • The documentation is superb and the web interface is very user friendly as well.
  • The cost is reasonable, but can blow up if traffic blows up.
  • We don't have any issues with imagekit whatsoever. The only thing that always can be improved with pretty much any service is cost, but I understand that this is a tough call, as they are basically just forwarding bandwidth cost from AWS that we would have anyways if we would build this service ourselves.
  • Thumbnail generation
  • React component for lazy loading images
  • CDN
  • Our code has become easier to maintain, we no longer need to let the backend generate thumbnails
  • Our site speed up significantly, which boosted our SEO ranking
  • We had a similar solution built in-house on AWS lambda, but we no longer have the headache to maintain this solution ourselves.

Do you think ImageKit.io delivers good value for the price?

Yes

Are you happy with ImageKit.io's feature set?

Yes

Did ImageKit.io live up to sales and marketing promises?

Yes

Did implementation of ImageKit.io go as expected?

Yes

Would you buy ImageKit.io again?

Yes

ImageKit is very well suited as a CDN for images. It can generate thumbnails on the fly, show metrics about usage and traffic, and can even serve highly compressed web images and tiny blurry placeholder images to speed up the initial load time. It also has a very good React component that allows for lazy-loading images that are below the fold.