fast_image_resize VS portable-simd

Compare fast_image_resize vs portable-simd and see what are their differences.

fast_image_resize

Rust library for fast image resizing with using of SIMD instructions. (by Cykooz)

portable-simd

The testing ground for the future of portable SIMD in Rust (by rust-lang)
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fast_image_resize portable-simd
3 19
243 820
- 2.4%
7.7 8.7
11 days ago 21 days ago
Rust Rust
Apache License 2.0 Apache License 2.0
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fast_image_resize

Posts with mentions or reviews of fast_image_resize. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2022-11-01.
  • Rust/WebAssembly image processing library
    2 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 1 Nov 2022
    Unfortunately mostly useless for professional applications.

    It fails the most simple test from [0] in the online demo[1]. ImageMagic also has a page about this[2]. I.e. also try the 'city lights' test with the online demo to see it fail for the same reason.

    The issue is that if you write code that deals with color you must understand color spaces and gamma. A non-linearly encoded color can't be plugged into any of the math you use to manipulate images and get meaningful results.

    Almost all code I come across in the Rust ecosystem (or elsewhere no less) treats color as linear. But color incoming from image files that are not RAW, EXR or some TIF variant is almost /never/ linear.

    The reason is that it is written by people who are (often very skilled) software developers but lack any basic understanding of color science.

    And then it often takes convicing the maintainers first and the yonx before it is fixed. I'm speaking from multiple experiences here.

    For example, the fast image resize crate[3] addressed the resp. issue I filed last Dec.[4] less than a week ago. From the crate being released in the wild to it adding an option to treat color correct almost 1.5 years passed.

    This is not the same as forcing crate users to treat color correct btw. The crate added a function that calls a closure but a user who do not understand color science may not grok why this is needed and not use it.

    I guess I'm saying there is also often an 'UX' issue that perpetuates the problem to the user side of the API after the crate itself addressed it somehow.

    That said, there are some very good crates that abstract the resp. parts away to address the issue. E.g. [5].

    [0] http://www.ericbrasseur.org/gamma.html?i=1#explanation

    [1] https://silvia-odwyer.github.io/photon/demo.html

    [2] https://legacy.imagemagick.org/Usage/resize/#resize_colorspa...

    [3] https://docs.rs/fast_image_resize

    [4] https://github.com/Cykooz/fast_image_resize/issues/3

    [5] https://docs.rs/colstodian

  • Announcing: ImageSieve, a tool to assist in sorting and archiving images and videos
    6 projects | /r/rust | 13 Feb 2022
    I absolutely loved all the crates available that made my life very simple in many cases. I used (among others) the slint ui framework, kamadak-exif, img_hash, fast_image_resize and rawloader.
  • fast_image_resize - crate for fast image resizing with support of SIMD instructions.
    2 projects | /r/rust | 13 Nov 2021

portable-simd

Posts with mentions or reviews of portable-simd. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2023-05-28.

What are some alternatives?

When comparing fast_image_resize and portable-simd you can also consider the following projects:

async-graphql - A GraphQL server library implemented in Rust

rust-base64 - base64, in rust

rawloader - rust library to extract the raw data and some metadata from digital camera images

faster-hex - fast hex

image-sieve - GUI based tool to sort and categorize images written in Rust

config-rs - ⚙️ Layered configuration system for Rust applications (with strong support for 12-factor applications).

exif-rs - Exif parsing library written in pure Rust

cargo-about - 📜 Cargo plugin to generate list of all licenses for a crate 🦀

watchout - Automatically run scripts and reload images

ulid-rs - This is a Rust implementation of the ulid project

slint - Slint is a declarative GUI toolkit to build native user interfaces for Rust, C++, or JavaScript apps.

ulid-lite - Generate unique, yet sortable identifiers