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Faster loading of topics with (lots of) images

June 16th, 2016

Another performance improvement for the live manuals.
We found that topics including images experienced a slight delay before they started loading. I won’t bother you with the details, but it was related to fetching the image sizes.

Our system now caches this information, making the loading of image-heavy topics much faster.

Further improvements to the Image Manager

March 17th, 2016

We know most of you spend a lot of time with the Image Manager, so it’s an area we keep improving, for maximum clarity and usability.


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Image Manager: fixed three UI annoyances

February 10th, 2016

Two small tweaks to the Image Manager today, fixing three user interface annoyances:

  1. After adding an image, it is now automatically selected, for easy instant inserting to your topic.
    (previously, one had to find the newly added image in the list first)

  2. The Image Manager now remembers the Sort Order you select.
    (previously, it was reset to Name order each time you opened the screen)

  3. When clicking a folder on the left, it is automatically expanded to show sub-folders, if any.
    (previously, it was necessary to click the tiny folder icon to make it expand)


Faster image delivery through

October 7th, 2015

As promised earlier, we have now taken the next step in improving our manual content delivery.
As of today, all manual images are delivered through Manula’s upcoming sister product:, a high performance image resizing and delivery system. is now used for images included in manual topics, side bar images and top bar images, resulting in faster loading of your live manuals. The thumbnails versions of images in your Image Managers are served through too, making the Image Manager load faster too.

Also new today:
PDF files are now delivered through a world-wide content delivery network, resulting in faster downloads.

New Image and Video Managers

April 28th, 2015

You may have been wondering about the lack of feature updates for well over a month. Well, this is why. We have been working on a complete rewrite and redesign of the Image and Video Managers, making them clearer, easier-to-use and adding a few features.


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Faster image downloads through Amazon Cloudfront

January 18th, 2015

We have been experimenting with Amazon Cloudfront for Manula for a few months already, but today we switched over permanently. As of today, all images in your manuals are delivered through Amazon’s Cloudfront world-wide content delivery network.

This will result in faster downloads of all manual images for your readers. Once an image has been cached by a Cloudfront server near your (or your reader’s) location, it will be served super fast to other users in the same area.

Nothing to do on your end, just enjoy the performance improvements.

Faster Image Manager screen

January 7th, 2015

For some users, those with LOTS of images in their account, the Image Manager was getting slower and slower. The main cause for this was the Image Manager loading the full size original images into the screen.

We have now updated our image storage system to automatically generate and deliver thumbnail versions of your images, so that the Image Manager will open much faster.



New: Add captions to your images

May 28th, 2014

It is now possible to add captions to the images you include in your manual topics.

First, use the Image Manager to set a Caption for your images:


Then, when inserting an image, check the “Show caption” checkbox.

The result in your live manual: