bimg VS fastimage

Compare bimg vs fastimage and see what are their differences.


Go package for fast high-level image processing powered by libvips C library (by h2non)


Finds the type and/or size of a remote image given its uri, by fetching as little as needed. (by rubenfonseca)
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bimg fastimage
5 -
2,539 91
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4.2 0.0
2 days ago almost 2 years ago
Go Go
MIT License MIT License
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Posts with mentions or reviews of bimg. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2023-03-09.
  • Go Image Converting
    3 projects | /r/golang | 9 Mar 2023
    h2non/bimg can handle both if the underlying libvips is compiled with support for both formats.
  • What is the coolest Go open source projects you have seen?
    84 projects | /r/golang | 15 Sep 2022
  • WASM instead of C Dependencies?
    9 projects | | 14 Jan 2022
    I have web applications written in Rust and Go that need some basic image processing (reading JPEGs, PNGs, writing JPEGs, WebPs, AVIFs and resizing). This is something I always struggle with, because most libraries for image processing are written in C (libpng, libwebp, mozjpeg; or higher-level ones like vips). While there are usually dependencies in each language build on top of those C dependencies, like bimg for Go, I don’t like having C dependencies in a Rust, Go or even Node.js projects.
  • Image manipulation with Go
    8 projects | /r/golang | 31 Dec 2021
  • Image Compression with Golang
    6 projects | | 28 Aug 2021
    For image processing, I will use the bimg library because in my opinion it has a very intuitive API and is easy to use, in addition to being very fast.


Posts with mentions or reviews of fastimage. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects.

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Tracking mentions began in Dec 2020.

What are some alternatives?

When comparing bimg and fastimage you can also consider the following projects:

govips - A lightning fast image processing and resizing library for Go

imaging - Imaging is a simple image processing package for Go

imaginary - Fast, simple, scalable, Docker-ready HTTP microservice for high-level image processing

picfit - An image resizing server written in Go

resize - Pure golang image resizing

bild - Image processing algorithms in pure Go

pt - A path tracer written in Go.

goimagehash - Go Perceptual image hashing package

go-nude - Nudity detection with Go.

svgo - Go Language Library for SVG generation

Primitive Pictures - Reproducing images with geometric primitives.