ImageEngine's device-aware edge servers automatically feed device-specific paramaters into the image optimization process. The result: faster image loading with images tailored to the requesting device. As a standalone service, Thumbor does not have either device detection or CDN included.
ImageEngine Outperforms Thumbor
Image optimization improves SEO and sales conversions. However, image compression tools like Thumbor are only part of a streamlined image optimization and delivery solution.
If you are looking for the best image compression, then consider an image CDN like ImageEngine. ImageEngine combines image compression, device detection, and a CDN for a low-code solution that simplifies workflow and provides 66% greater image payload reduction.
Streamline Workflow. Optimize Entire Site
Eliminate 90% of image workflow and optimize all images on your website at once. With a single original high-quality image, ImageEngine will automatically generate variants optimized for requesting devices. Then, it will cache and deliver from its CDN. Eliminate image variant processing at build time and setting breakpoints.
Reduce Code Bloat
Responsive images generates code bloat for each image. This counteracts the payload reduction from image optimization. With ImageEngine, you add the ImageEngine Delivery Address to your single image tag and voila! The image is perfectly optimized with no bloat. A true low-code solution.
Next-Gen Image Formats
ImageEngine automatically selects and uses the most effective next-gen image formats like WebP, JPEG-2000, GIF, MP4s, AVIF, and more.
Directives are commands you can pass to ImageEngine in the URL which explicitly instructs ImageEngine on what to do with the image, overriding the automated decisions made by ImageEngine.
Mobile Device Detection only from ImageEngine
Mobile device detection is the key to ImageEngine’s industry-leading image optimization. In addition to Client Hints support, ImageEngine has device detection on its edge servers instantly recognizing hundreds of important aspects of a requesting device.
Global CDN Included with ImageEngine
ImageEngine includes a fully automatic image CDN. ImageEngine will automatically optimize the original image, then deliver/cache from a CDN. Adding a CDN to your image optimization further accelerates page loading performance. ImageEngine's CDN's edge servers include mobile device detection. Device-awareness is critical for more effective image optimization.