Image Transcoding Imagick vs libvips

I’ve seen various references to Imagick as the driver behind image transforming. I’ve also seen benchmarks that indicate the libvips is a better performer.

I’m building a solution where users are uploading and waiting for thumbnails for a large amount (40 or so) of 10MB files. Realtime transformation performance is a big factor for me. It would be extremely helpful to confirm if images are converted with Imagick and if libvips be used instead?

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Transloadit uses ImageMagick for the majority of its image-processing backend, however you may be interested in using Transloadit’s URL Transform feature which is currently in beta - which uses libvips under the hood. We are very much looking into switching more of our image transformations over to it.

Hope this helps :+1: