Learn IIIF

What can IIIF do?

As we saw previously, IIIF has several applications for using images on the Web. There are many more.

IIIF can be used for georeferencing historic maps
Or collaborate with a research group on annotating a manuscript

Because these images are delivered using the IIIF API specifications. Different viewers, clients, and applications can reuse the exact same content!

The API specifications have been driven by community use cases and integration with other Web standards.

As of July 2017 the current IIIF Technical Specifications are:

The two most established IIIF APIs are the Image and Presentation APIs. This guide will discuss these in more depth. Let’s get started with the Image API.