Why use Micrio?
If you are a museum, agency, or photographer, take a look at these pages which list what Micrio can help you with specifically:
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
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
Micrio is a storytelling tool.
If you have more questions, check out our Frequently Asked Questions page.