what people are saying about thumbor
Thumbor made our lives better.
At Properati.com.ar we care a lot about user experience.
When our design team came up with a beautiful design that included thumbnails of 5 different sizes and specific cropping specs, instead of enhancing our home-made, simple thumbnail-generator process we moved to Thumbor and now, we cannot live without it.
Thanks a lot!
Thumbor allows Yipit to iterate quickly on new designs without having to worry about introducing new image sizes.
On demand image generation was just too slow when integrated into our application servers, but Thumbor makes it possible.
No more going through old images and creating new thumbnails before we can roll out a new design!
Our initial Thumbor installation took less than an hour to set up, and we haven'thad to spend much time thinking about it since then.
Zach Smith - CTO
The Viadeo Group owns and operates professional social networks around the world with a total membership base of over 55 million professionals. Professionals use the networks to enhance their career prospects, discover business opportunities and build relationships with new contacts as well as to create effective online identities.
With headquarters based in Paris, the Group currently has over 450 staff with offices and teams located in 10 countries.
Viadeo is using Thumbor more and more. We used to have some home-made Java code to deliver images from http://www.viadeo.com. This code is still alive for some parts of our site.
Since the end of summer 2013, Thumbor is a reality at Viadeo. First via IOS application for member's profile photos, then our news platform uses it for new parts of the site, taking more and more place and also some Android applications.
Thumbor helps us in migrating and decoupling applications from our storage backend. We were able to move from NFS (centralized and very sensitive to high loads) to a distributed storage like HBase, using a hbase storage plugin. Using the same technique of lazy loading (via Storage cache in thumbor) we can imagine changing our image's storage at our convenience should apache HBase start to show deficiencies. This is really comfortable for Ops.
We've previously adapted the size of the thumbnails to what was required by our design team, forcing us to have many different versions of the images we have on our site.
With Thumbor we don't have to worry about this anymore, and we can quickly iterate and make changes to our layouts serving the optimal image format each time.
Thumbor is awesome!
TypeTees is an easy-to-use iPhone app that lets you speak your mind by putting your super witty slogan into an original tee and order it immediately.
We use Thumbor to generate mobile thumbnails directly from the same large images that are sent to the t-shirt garment printer. It requires dealing with masks, feature trimming, transparent images, and replacing backgrounds to give users an easy-to-see preview of the t-shirt.
Thumbor made this possible and simple without having to write an image processor from scrap.
TypeTees was developed by www.prolificinteractive.comand you can learn more about how thumbor helped them at their engineering blog post.
We created thumbor because of our very large collection of images.
Every time we introduced a new image size, a colossal effort followed to re-generated our images. Thumbor solved this and much more and it's a key strategic piece of our portal infrastructure now.
Afterwards thumbor's filters added depth to the tools available to designers and mobile web developers.
The extensible nature of thumbor's infrastructure also helps it adapt quite transparently to every environment we need it to.
VivaReal uses thumbor behind Amazon CloudFront
Here in VivaReal we are using Thumbor to generates not only the different sizes we need for our sites and apps and also to create awesome effects like blur.
Roberto Marin - Engineering Manager
We have more than 1 million users, generating a huge amount of 30 gigas of avatars. With Thumbor we could save space, resources and even get our site loading much faster! In some cases it saved us 78% of resources! Thanks, guys!
This is just Awesome !
We have been using thumbor for sometime now and this surely speed up your website.