Plugin Index

ImageResizer Essential Edition is free, and includes 19 plugins. Development of Essential edition is supported by purchases of the paid editions. You can evaluate the paid editions locally, without time-limits, as they are included in the free download. You are required to purchase a license before deploying them publicly.

Performance Edition (11 plugins) - $249/domain

This bundle gives you scalable performance, high-quality GIF, animated GIF, and 8-bit PNG support.

When purchased as the Performance Edition (under the Domain license), you are allowed to use the plugins on a registered domain and any subdomains. If you choose to use the floating registration method, you can change domains at any time. If purchased with the Elite Edition or Support Contracts, you do not need to register your domains.

  • SQLReader plugin - Process and resize images located in a MS SQL database. Extremely configurable, can work with nearly any database schema. A VirtualPathProvider.
  • DiskCache plugin - Makes dynamic image processing as responsive and scalable as static images - because they are! Suggested, nay, required for websites with significant traffic. Medium-trust compatible.
  • RemoteReader plugin - Allows images located on external servers to be securely resized and processed as if they existed locally.
  • CloudFront plugin - Allows you to use Amazon CloudFront with the resizer. Highly recommended - offers inexpensive worldwide edge caching and great scalability.
  • AzureReader plugin - Allows blobstore images to be resized and served. (Azure 1.X compatible)
  • S3Reader2 plugin - Process and resize images located on a remote Amazon S3 bucket. A VirtualPathProvider. Works best when combined with DiskCache.
  • S3Reader plugin - Process and resize images located on a remote Amazon S3 bucket. A VirtualPathProvider. Works best when combined with DiskCache.
  • AzureReader2 plugin - Allows blobstore images to be resized and served. (Azure 2.0 compatible)
  • PrettyGifs plugin - Get rid of ugly .NET GIFs, and get photoshop-like results for GIFs and 8-bit PNG images. Uses tuned octree quantization and smart, adjustable dithering.
  • AnimatedGifs plugin - Process and resize GIF animations like normal GIF images. Every frame is processed and re-encoded.

Creative Edition (11 + 13 plugins) - $499/domain

With the Creative Edition, you have access to a comprehensive imaging suite.

  • Bring clarity to your photos with the unsharp mask, white balance adjustment, and noise removal tools.
  • Apply sophisticated filters to give your photos the right look.
  • Design multiple text and image overlays, backgrounds, and watermarks for branding purposes.
  • excess whitespace from your product photos - automatically.
  • Change image aspect ratio - without distorion or cropping - with engery-aware seam carving.
  • Process RAW, CR2, NEF, and PSD files from your web browser.
  • Get a 2-4x speed boost with the WicBuilder pipeline, for a slight quality penalty.

When purchased as the Creative Edition (under the Domain license), you are allowed to use the plugins on a registered domain and any subdomains. If you choose to use the floating registration method, you can change domains at any time. If purchased with the Elite Edition or Support Contracts, you do not need to register your domains. Only the Watermark and SimpleFilters plugins are medium-trust compatible.

  • SeamCarving plugin - Content-aware image resizing (Fast C++ exe, requires Full Trust)
  • CopyMetadata plugin - Preserve metadata during image processing
  • FreeImage Plugins - Includes 4 plugins: FreeImageDecoder adds support for RAW & HDR source images - over 20 formats supported. FreeImageEcoder provides 2-4x Faster jpeg encoding. FreeImageResizer adds support for Lanczos3 and CatmullRom scaling. FreeImageBuilder provides an alternate imaging pipeline.
  • WIC Plugins (V3.1+) - 3 plugins: WicDecoder supports decoding images through WIC, supporting any image codecs installed on the computer. WicEncoder encodes jpeg, gif, and png images through WIC for better performance and more control. Adjust jpeg quality, subsampling, gif dithering, and palette size. WicBuilder provides a completely alternate pipeline, which supports most basic resize/crop/pad operations. 2-4x faster than the default pipeline. Enable on a per-request bass.
  • New Watermark plugin (v3.1+) - Render multiple image & text overlays and background layers with incredible flexibility and great performance.
  • SimpleFilters plugin - Adjust photo transparency, brightness, and apply sepia and B&W filters through the querystring. Nearly zero performance overhead - matrix-based.
  • WhitespaceTrimmer plugin - Automatically trims whitespace off an image using smart edge detection
  • AdvancedFilters plugin - Blur, sharpen, remove noise, and perform automatic histogram adjustment. Plus several other cool effects.

Elite Edition (11 + 13 + 6 plugins) - $849/enterprise

  • PsdReader plugin - Adds support for PSD source files.
  • RedEye plugin - Provides sophisticated eye detection and red eye correction
  • FFmpeg Plugin - Extract frames from videos by time or percentage. Includes basic blank frame avoidance. Based on ffmpeg.
  • PsdComposer - Dynamically edit and render PSD files - turn layers on and off, edit text layer contents, and apply certain effects.
  • WebP plugins - Decode and encode .webp images
  • MongoReader plugin - Allows GridFS files to be resized and served
  • Faces plugin - Provides face detection
  • CropAround plugin - Automatic cropping based on a set of areas to preserve
  • BatchZipper plugin - Asynchronously generated .zip archives of files and resized images. Great for providing customized downloads to customers.

Essential Edition (17 plugins) - free

Except for PdfRenderer, which is under a different license due to its use of GPL components, all of the plugins in this bundler are released under the Freedom license.

Everything here can be found in the free download.

Logging, MvcRoutingShim, and PdfRenderer are seperate DLLs (due to extra dependencies), but all the rest are found in ImageResizer.dll in the ImageResizer.Plugins.Basic namespace.

Check out the maturity chart to see which plugins are the most stable.

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