Pixaven

Modern GPU-powered image processing API

Transform, adjust, enhance, stylize, filter, apply watermarks, and store your images with blazing speed. Pixaven guarantees ultra-fast image operations and unparalleled quality of your visual content thanks to a modern, GPU-powered image processing engine.
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Tod SacerdotiEntrepreneur, investor, lifelong learner
I am a big fan of @matylla and he is a definitive expert on image processing and managing an at scale image infrastructure business. His products also have the added bonus of being easy to use and beautifully designed. Congrats on the launch!
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Przemek Matylla
Maker
Founder and CEO, Optidash
@tod_sacerdoti Thank you for the kinds words. It really means a lot!
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JohnEntertainer or variety artist
Signed up an hour ago with with a free account and pushed some images through your API. That thing is FAST. Good luck with your product! P.S I would only change the index page to include more information about the actual image operations offered
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Przemek Matylla
Maker
Founder and CEO, Optidash
@farsadhasan Thanks for taking Pixaven for a spin!
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Amazing work @matylla, I really liked how the API documentation is presented. Clear, concise and with a lot of examples.
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Przemek Matylla
Maker
Founder and CEO, Optidash
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Przemek Matylla
Maker
Founder and CEO, Optidash
Thank you @chrismessina for the hunt! 🎉 This is @matylla, founder and CEO of Pixaven. After almost two years of hard work, we are excited to launch Pixaven on Product Hunt! We’d love to get some feedback and I’m here to answer any questions. Pixaven is a modern GPU-powered image processing API that enables developers to transform, filter and enhance visual content at blazing speed. All heavy processing takes place on our specialized infrastructure, built entirely from the ground up. Because we think it’s time to say goodbye to legacy solutions (like self-hosted ImageMagick), we wrote our image processing engine from scratch and deployed it to Apple Mac Pros that we host ourselves in a Tier-3 data center in Frankfurt, Germany. Our API currently offers: - Resizing and scaling (with multiple modes) - Cropping (with multiple modes) - Face detection - Watermarking - Masking - Filtering (such as blurring, color isolation and duotone effect) - Manual adjustments (such as brightness, contrast and exposure) - Automatic enhancements - External storage to AWS, GCP, Azure, IBM, DO and Rackspace cloud On top of all that, we offer an optional ‘Storage and Delivery’ addon and distribute visual content over a global 65+ Tbps content delivery network. Developers integrating Pixaven API into their apps and websites can process any of the 13 different file formats that we support, stack together as many operations as they like and instruct the API to store the resulting images in their preferred cloud object storage service. Pixaven API is also an excellent solution for apps deployed on serverless platforms (such as AWS Lambda) as it allows for great savings by offloading heavy image processing to Pixaven. Because any serverless offering is billed per time spent on code execution, speeding up image processing, which might take a couple of seconds per image with legacy solutions like ImageMagick, really is a no-brainer. We have tried to create the most complete solution for all image processing tasks and would love to hear your feedback on how we can make it better.
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says Dermot MulroneEnvironmental consultant
Great work and congrats on the launch! I am curious why you decided to use Mac Pros?
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Przemek Matylla
Maker
Founder and CEO, Optidash
@herakatun Thanks for your kind words! Mac Pros give us access to two graphic cards per machine and we host a vast array of those in the datacenter in Frankfurt. We rely on Apple's Metal framework (among the others) for high-performance image processing hence we invested in our own infrastructure that can run our software.
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Landing page looks very pleasing. Did you use any stock illustrations with this? Also, do you offer any free tier to try this out? To me personally $49 seems a bit steep just to test the service.
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Przemek Matylla
Maker
Founder and CEO, Optidash
@danekrebecca Happy to answer. The illustrations you see on our landing page are created by one of our designers we work with. We took some extra time with them and are very happy with the outcome. When it comes to free tier - sure we have one! Every signup starts with a free account (no cc required) and comes with a recurring quota of 1000 API calls per month. Simply reach out to us if you need more testing quota during your integration phase!
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Hi @matylla. What would be the ideal customer of yours and what are the use-cases for Pixaven?
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Przemek Matylla
Maker
Founder and CEO, Optidash
@lopezrosalee Happy to answer! Pixaven is tailored to businesses producing visual content at scale and looking for a solid and fast platform that would handle the job. E-commerce would be the most obvious target market.
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I can see that you offer a CDN with your product. Can use image transformations without automatically putting images on your CDN? Other than that, great job, really polished on the frontend.
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Przemek Matylla
Maker
Founder and CEO, Optidash
@peacockleo2 Sure you can, Pixaven is a very flexible platform. You can: - download back processed images (we offer a 1-hour ephemeral storage) and host them on your own - instruct our API to push the image to your cloud storage of choice (we support all major cloud providers). - rely on our SSD-based global CDN Hope that answers your question!
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It's not just a product but also it's an amazing helper! Thanks for this, I'll use it in my next product.
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Przemek Matylla
Maker
Founder and CEO, Optidash
@volcanioo Wow, thanks!
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ConstantinDev ∙ Maker ∙ Blogger
Though it's not a tool I would use at this point I love your design and the thought you put into it. The illustrations stand out in particular (kudos to your designer), but the API docs are also very clean and straightforward. Great work!
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Przemek Matylla
Maker
Founder and CEO, Optidash
@brbcoding Damn, we spent days perfecting the illustrations. We explicitly didn't want to use any stock materials and really wanted form them to stand out with a unique and clear look. I'm glad you liked them!
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