See the Big Picture

Reference Image makes it possible to work with high quality imagery in the art world like never before. Archiving, sharing and converting very large images is easy, allowing for simple workflows while sustaining original quality.

Share Quality

with clients and collaborators

Using Reference Image in your browser, you can share full resolution images at the click of a button - up to 100 high quality images at up to 2 Gigabyte each. Recipients can view your images using any supported browser or mobile device.

Deep Zoom

when you need it, because details matter

With Reference Image, viewing even minute details in very high resolution images (up to 1’000 Megapixels) is possible without sophisticated hardware.

Once images are part of your Reference Image library, you and your clients can easily access them on any laptop or supported mobile device.

Simplify Your Workflow

upload your images, we’ll take care of the rest

Download Images for any Purpose

Reference Image processes high quality images for you to use for print or screen display, offering unprecedented on demand conversion - professional color management included.

Use Deep Zoom on Your Website

Reference Image has been successfully integrated with personal and corporate websites. If precision and love for detail define your business, we’ll make you shine.

The Bigger, the Better

Upload the highest quality versions of your images available. Reference Image accepts TiFF, JPEG, PSD and PNG, with up to 2 Gigabyte per file.

Safety First

Your privacy and data security is of utmost importance to us. Reference Archive is a cloud-based service, and all connections to our servers are encrypted, as are all of your files and backups stored on our servers. And you can have your own local backup, too.


Swiss Re is proud to present its new Art at Swiss Re website that has been developed over the last few months in close collaboration with creative agencies and photographers, IT and editorial specialists.[…]
Besides the new look and feel, an attractive deep zoom function has been introduced.
This special function by Reference Image spotlights the commissioned art projects forming the backbone of Swiss Re’s impressive art collection, so that they can be experienced directly – also by thos offsite.

Diana Pavlicek
Mgr Sponsoring & Curatorship Art at SR

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Art at Swiss Re

We use RI everyday. Not just as a safe and secure repository for our images, but to share them too. RI’s unique software ensures color consistency across platforms, and that is very important to us.

Update May 2016: We’ve delivered the next level of Urs Fischer’s website which now offers the immersive experience of the Reference Image Deep Zoom on mobile devices as well.

Urs Fischer,
Artist, lives and works in New York

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Urs Fischer

Reference Image has great and competent customer service, and this is the only solution that meets all of my needs. My visitors, clients and myself can zoom deep into huge art images to check details, the user interface is simple and pragmatic and updates are a breeze.
Click and be happy!

Lukas Wassmann

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Lukas Wassmann

We’ve been busy building the new, image-centric web presence for the Presenhuber Gallery, which went live just a few days ago. Check it out at, play around and immerse yourself in gorgeous deep zoom images – we think you’ll like it.

The Website is build on Magnolia CMS and is integrated with Reference Image, radically simplifying the image workflow in online publishing.

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Galerie Eva Presenhuber

We signed on as partner for the Zurich Contemporary Art Weekend website – check out the great venues and artists at

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Zurich Contemporary Art Weekend

The art duo Andres Lutz und Anders Guggisberg have been working on sculptures, paintings, photography and installations since 1996. A few months ago, they decided to upgrade their website. The requirement was to keep the website simple but make it much more focussed on images and allow viewers to immerse themselves into Lutz & Guggisberg’s work. The new site also needs to serve as an archive to collect and review images and information about their work over the years. Reference Image delivered an image-centric website powered by our unique image management system for the arts. The integrated Deep Zoom allows viewers to get really close and personal with the images of works and shows.

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Lutz Guggisberg

Basic 1 User Standard 1 User Professional 1 User Small Groups 2-4 Users
Monthly Subscription (per User) CHF 15 CHF 40 CHF 65 CHF 55
Included Library Size (Total) 10 GB 40 GB 200 GB 1 TB
Included Features:
Sharing Yes Yes Yes Yes
Deep Zoom Yes Yes Yes Yes
Image File Conversion Yes Yes Yes Yes
Additional Features:
User Rights / Roles No No No Yes
Custom Download Presets No Yes Yes Yes
Download Batch Renaming No Yes Yes Yes
List Edit Tool No Yes Yes Yes
iPad Optimized Version No No Yes Yes
Share by Link No Yes Yes Yes
Included Pages No No 10 30
Basic 1 User
Monthly Price (per User)
CHF 15
Included Library Size (Total)
10 GB
Standard 1 User
Monthly Price (per User)
CHF 40
Included Library Size (Total)
40 GB
Professional 1 User
Monthly Price (per User)
CHF 65
Included Library Size (Total)
200 GB
Small Groups 1-4 Users
Monthly Price (per User)
CHF 55
Included Library Size (Total)
1 TB

For Corporate Accounts with 5 users and more, please get in touch with

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