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Micrio & IIIF

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 the specific sub pages of this section.

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?

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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 <micr-io> HTML tag.

    No browser or integration hassle.

  4. 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 fast, and not one single server will be overloaded due to server autoscaling. Micrio published data is presented as a static JSON file; no database connections are made for visitors.

    No long waits viewing your images around the globe.

  5. Micrio is more than IIIF compatible

    Micrio offers a bunch of features that are not in the IIIF spec, such as 360° image and video uploads, and using those to make large, enriched navigable spaces. Also, it offers fully programmable camera tours, positional audio, and easily customizable publications using custom CSS or Javascript.

    See our Features, Showcases and this knowledge base for more info.

Which parties use Micrio's IIIF?

Dutch Rijksmuseum and the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam, and the Philadelphia Museum of Art are already using Micrio's IIIF functionality for their entire collection.