This is not ImageMagick running on EC2.
This is way better.
Fast Image Rendering
We run our proprietary GPU–optimized, multi–process rendering server on real hardware, deployed in high–end data centers geographically distributed across the continental United States.
Delivered By An Incredible CDN
imgix integrates deeply with the best SSD–based CDN to deliver your images anywhere in the world extremely fast. In most cases, your images will traverse the entire stack without ever touching a hard drive.
Intelligent Caching And Routing
Our platform intelligently routes all incoming requests to the rendering clusters that are closest to where your images live. Images are cached throughout the imgix pipeline so that the next images return even faster.
Why use imgix?
front-end engineers have dreamt of.
imgix fits directly into your existing image asset pipeline. Hybrid OS X/Linux architecture allows for broad file format support and minimizes edge cases. Multiple caching layers intelligently store large working sets of imagery. Distributed, redudant render farms process images in real-time on GPUs. Rendered imagery travels over the fastest content delivery networks.
Every web format
Output to PNG, JPG, GIF, animated GIF, JPEG 2000, progressive JPEG, WebP and JPEG XR.
Served by a fast CDN
Global distribution for all of your images by default.
Secure image content
Protect your images from modification using signatures.
Creative control at every stage of development.
imgix gives users the ability to make art direction decisions in late stages of project development with our non–destructive pipeline.
We provide users with a full suite of color adjustment, enhancement, stylization, masking, text and image compositing operations to apply to their imagery.
Art Directors can collaborate with developers to execute fine tuned tweaks or grand site wide design changes that impact imagery, with only a few code edits. No need to re–batch image libraries.
You can’t build this in a weekend.
Real hardware running in real data centers. Proprietary rendering software balances GPU speed with CPU intelligence. Highly tuned load balancing and work distribution layers.
Our team has spent years building infrastructure at Google, YouTube, Yahoo, Dropbox, Foursquare, and more.