This is part two of a two-part comparison between ImageKit and ImageEngine, you can find part one here.

ImageKit vs. ImageEngine
ImageKit vs. ImageEngine

In a 2018 talk, Google themselves highlighted images as one of the top contributors to page weight and one of the top opportunities for website admins to improve their performance metrics. Since April 2020, Google has also stepped up the role that performance metrics play in search engine rankings with the introduction of core web vitals and user-centric performance metrics.

To keep their websites competitive in the wild-wild internet and Google SERPs, webmasters are adopting smarter image optimization strategies using specialized services…

This is part II of this comparison series, you can find part I here where we look at the user experience and features.

On the internet, speed means everything. It’s the difference between a frustrating user moving to the next search result — or even ranking high on Google SERPs in the first place. However, as our online presence grows and we use more media on our pages, our web pages are slowing down.

It’s no wonder that tools like ImageEngine and Cloudimage are becoming increasingly popular to accelerate web pages, without having to get rid of your precious images.

This is part I of a two-part comparison. You can find part II here that features a performance and pricing comparison.

Website owners today are stuck between a rock and a hard place when it comes to images. While images are non-negotiable for attractive and engaging websites, they can seriously impact your performance — and, consequently, everything from user experience to SEO rankings — if not used correctly.

Unfortunately, images aren’t that easy to optimize. …

This is part two of a comparison between two similar services for optimizing images; ImageEngine and Cloudinary. You’ll find part one here.

Performance and pricing are what it all comes down to in the end when talking about image CDNs. In most cases, your goals are to score higher on SERP metrics, improve user experiences, and generally enhance the performance of image-heavy websites.

In this article, I’ll put both ImageEngine and UploadCare to the test by running a Google PageSpeed audit against the same image-heavy page optimized by each in turn. …

This is part one of a comparison between two similar services for optimizing images; ImageEngine and UploadCare. You’ll find part two here.

ImageEngine and UploadCare are both SaaS platforms operating in the realm of content delivery. ImageEngine is an intelligent, image-optimizing CDN that only handles image content, plus GIFs. On the other hand, UploadCare is a complete file uploading and media processing utility for everything from spreadsheets to images to videos.

Both platforms offer similar capabilities to optimize image content using intelligent, dynamic, and responsive image processing engines and accelerate delivery via global CDNs. …

Asset management and website performance optimization are two of those unavoidable headaches faced by every website owner.

A digital asset management (DAM) platform, can provide centralized asset repositories with intuitive dashboards to help you manage assets. On the other hand, an image CDN can help you get rid of that messy responsive syntax and provide dynamic asset optimization with huge performance boosts.

The problem is that website performance has become such a competitive factor that DAMs with other priorities tend to fall short. …

The numbers are shocking. Images are (overall) the second largest contributor to page weight, making up just under half the total payload of most website pages. Unless you want to muck around with messy, unscalable, and code-bloating responsive syntax — an image content delivery network (CDN) is the smart way to go.

You might think the best move is to simply sign up for Cloudinary, one of the world’s most popular digital asset managers (DAMs). After all, you can kill two birds with one stone — solving your image CDN as well as asset management needs.

However, I want to…

This is part II of a comparison between two similar services for optimizing images; ImageEngine and ShortPixel. You’ll find part I here.

If you read Part I of this comparison, you already have a feel for each of these image CDNs and have read about their powerful features. Now I am going to put ImageEngine and ShortPixel to the test thanks to Google PageSpeed Insights.

After comparing the results of their image optimization and delivery speeds, I’ll also breakdown the pricing to see whether either has a better value-for-money proposition.

Performance

To run this test, I set up a page on…

This is part I of a comparison between two similar services for optimizing images; ImageEngine and ShortPixel. You’ll find part II here.

Both ImageEngine and ShortPixel are image CDNs focused on providing customers with an automated image optimization service. Both compress and reformat images to drastically reduce payloads, while maintaining visual quality, in a way that’s tailored to each unique viewport that accesses the image on your website. That means no more hardcoded responsive syntax, happier website visitors, and better SEO rankings for next to no effort.

Both also support WordPress, Magento, a range of other popular Content Management Systems…

This is part two of a comparison between two similar services for optimizing images; ImageEngine and imgix. You’ll find part I here.

Both ImageEngine and imgix are pure image CDN platforms mainly aimed at improving website performance by optimizing images and image content and accelerating delivery.

Images make up more than half of website payloads today and are one of the main causes of slow loading pages, according to Google.

Both CDNs claim to do most of the heavy-lifting themselves, drastically reducing payloads by automatically formatting, compressing, and resizing images for optimal performance. …

Hendrik Human

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