Creative Edition

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.
  • Trim excess whitespace from your product photos - automatically.

  • Change image aspect ratio - without distortion or cropping - with energy-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 one registered domain and any subdomains. 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, and only in ImageResizer v3 and below.

  • SeamCarving plugin - Content-aware image resizing.
  • CopyMetadata plugin - Preserve metadata during image processing.
  • WIC Plugins - 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 basis.
  • Watermark plugin - Render multiple image & text overlays and background layers with incredible flexibility and great performance.
  • 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.
  • SimpleFilters plugin - Adjust photo transparency, brightness, and apply sepia and B&W filters through the querystring. Nearly zero performance overhead - matrix-based.
  • AdvancedFilters plugin - Blur, sharpen, remove noise, and perform automatic histogram adjustment. Plus several other cool effects.
  • WhitespaceTrimmer plugin - Automatically trims whitespace off an image using smart edge detection.

Also includes plugins from the Performance Edition:

  • CloudFront plugin - Allows you to use Amazon CloudFront with the resizer. Highly recommended - offers inexpensive worldwide edge caching and great scalability.
  • AzureReader2 plugin - Allows Azure Blob Storage images to be resized and served.
  • BlobProviderBase plugin - Base class for creating your own blob provider
  • SQLReader plugin - Process and resize images located in a MS SQL database. Extremely configurable, can work with nearly any database schema.
  • RemoteReader plugin - Allows images located on external servers to be securely resized and processed as if they existed locally.
  • S3Reader2 plugin - Process and resize images located on a remote Amazon S3 bucket. A VirtualPathProvider. Works best when combined with DiskCache.
  • 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.
  • FastScaling plugin - FastScaling offers the highest-quality image scaling and sharpening available. It can also be up to 43x faster than Graphics.DrawImage, the default.
  • 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.
  • Also includes plugins from the Essential edition:

  • VirtualFolder plugin - Create an IIS-like virtual folder that works in Cassini as well as IIS, and doesn't require IIS configuration.
  • IEPngFix plugin - Automatically serve GIF versions of PNG files to IE6 and below clients. Opt-in or opt-out, very configurable.
  • PdfiumRenderer plugin - Render PDFs to images
  • DiagnosticJson plugin -
  • Drop Shadow plugin - Adds drop-shadow feature (shadowOffset, shadowWidth, shadowColor).
  • FolderResizeSyntax plugin - Resize images without using the query string.
  • Image404 plugin - Supply default images instead of a 404 when an image is missing.
  • Gradient plugin - Create gradients from css, js, or html: /gradient.png?color1=FFFFFFAA&color2=BBBBBB99&width=10&width=10&rotate=90.
  • PdfRenderer (New in V3.1.3) - Render PDFs to images dynamically, then crop or process them as an image.
  • Diagnostics plugin - (default) - Whenever you have an issue, go to localhost/resizer.debug and you'll probably be told what is wrong.
  • Custom Overlay plugin -
  • Presets plugin - Created named settings groups and reference them with ?preset=name instead of specifying them all in the URL.
  • SpeedOrQuality - Gain a 15-30% speed boost by sacrificing rendering quality.
  • DefaultEncoder - (default) Adjustable jpeg compression, 24-bit PNG with transparency support, and standard (poor) .NET GIF encoding.
  • MvcRoutingShim plugin - Prevent System.Routing from taking over the ImageResizer's requests.
  • AutoRotate plugin (deprecated, built-in) - Use the EXIF rotation data from the camera to auto-rotate your images.
  • TinyCache plugin -
  • DefaultSettings plugin - Allows you to configure the default setting values when commands (like `scale`) are omitted.
  • ImageHandlerSyntax plugin - Migrate websites from other image resizing handlers without breaking any URLs.
  • SizeLimiting plugin - (default)- Limit maximum resolution of photos, or the total size of all processed images.
  • ClientCache plugin - (default) - Sets Cache-control, Expires, and Last-modified headers for optimum performance.