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imgix vs scikit-image: What are the differences?

imgix: Real-time image resizing service and CDN. imgix is a real-time image processing service and CDN. Resize, crop, and edit images simply by changing their URLs; scikit-image: Image processing in Python. scikit-image is a collection of algorithms for image processing.

imgix and scikit-image can be primarily classified as "Image Processing and Management" tools.

Some of the features offered by imgix are:

  • Process Images - Resize, crop, and composite multiple images simply by changing their URLs.
  • Optimize Images - Change output formats, device-pixel ratios, and chroma subsampling rates.
  • Make Images Responsive - Easily integrate imgix into the latest HTML5 responsive image standards without reprocessing your entire image library.

On the other hand, scikit-image provides the following key features:

  • Provides I/O, filtering, morphology, transformations, measurement, annotation, color conversions, test data sets, etc.
  • Written in Python with a well-commented source code
  • Has had 5,709 commits made by 116 contributors representing 29,953 lines of code

"Image processing on demand" is the top reason why over 23 developers like imgix, while over 5 developers mention "More powerful" as the leading cause for choosing scikit-image.

scikit-image is an open source tool with 3.1K GitHub stars and 1.31K GitHub forks. Here's a link to scikit-image's open source repository on GitHub.

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Pros of imgix
Pros of scikit-image
  • 26
    Image processing on demand
  • 23
    Easy setup
  • 17
    Smart Cropping
  • 17
    Reduce Development Costs
  • 14
  • 11
    Insanely Fast
  • 10
    Filters, resizing, blur and more as url parameters
  • 9
    Easy to understand pricing
  • 8
    Professional Features and Options
  • 5
    Excellent Face Detection
  • 5
    Lightyears better than ImageMagick
  • 4
    S3 as source
  • 3
    Scales to your company's needs
  • 3
    Great for Dynamic Compositing
  • 6
    More powerful
  • 4
    Anaconda compatibility
  • 1
    Great documentation

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What is imgix?

imgix is the leading visual media platform that businesses choose to improve user experience, website performance, and cost-saving. imgix offers robust image and video processing, global content delivery, and intelligent asset management.

What is scikit-image?

scikit-image is a collection of algorithms for image processing.

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