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Micrio & IIIF
Micrio is a fully compatible IIIF client & cloud-based hosting platform
Micrio is a fully IIIF (International Image Interoperability Framework) compatible image viewer and image server, and also has compatibility for the IIIF Presentation API.
To see more information about the specific Micrio IIIF implementation, see:
IIIF Image API
IIIF Presentation API
Why use Micrio for IIIF?
There is already a range of available (open source) IIIF solutions available, both as Image Server and Image Viewer. Why would I choose Micrio?
Micrio is a hosted solution Even though available (IIIF) Image Servers are available for free (open source), you still have to run and maintain your own physical server(s), which can cost a lot of man hours to operate on a yearly basis.
Micrio takes that weight off your shoulders. You can upload original image files (TIFF, RAW, PSD, PNG) to Micrio, and all image processing, hosting, and high speed global delivery will be taken care of for you. Thus making it a managed solution.
No sysadmins needed.
Micrio has a unique online dashboard and image editor
Unique to Micrio is the fully functional and easily useable Dashboard, where you can upload, arrange and administrate your images.
Also, it is extremely easy to enrich your images by adding annotations, content, tours, audio and more using our web-based Image Editor. Enrich your image and simply press Publish to make it available to everyone instantly.
No programmers needed.
Micrio works seamlessly on all platforms and browsers
Micrio works on all modern mobile and desktop browsers, and is very easy to integrate into your existing website, using a single
No browser or integration hassle.
Micrio is cloud-based
If you have very large image collections or a highly visited website, you might run into paying a lot for bandwidth, file storage, and server scaling and maintenance. When you have a single image server, it could get clogged when too many people try to view your images simultaneously.
Micrio runs on Google Cloud, and all content is delivered by a Content Delivery Network, meaning that around the globe, downloads will be incredibly, and not one single server will be overloaded due to server autoscaling. Micrio published data is presented as a static JSON file; no DB connections are made for visitors.
No long waits viewing your images around the globe.
Micrio is more than IIIF compatible
See our Features, Showcases and this knowledge base for more info.
Which museums already use Micrio's IIIF?
Dutch Rijksmuseum and the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam, and the Philadelphia Museum of Art are already using Micrio for their entire collection.