Configuring Image Sizes

How to create new Image Sizes for your OpenAsset system and edit existing sizes

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Written by CJ Teeter
Updated over a week ago

OpenAsset automatically resizes images and allows you to export them in a variety of ways. Image sizes allows you to define the parameters of images which will be made available to users. Access rights can be set for individual image sizes (see image size permissions).

Note: creating new image sizes or editing existing sizes will only effect files added to your system from that point onwards. To apply these changes retroactively, contact the Support Team to discuss reprocessing your image sizes.

View Image Sizes Used in Your System

You can access your Image Sizes from the Settings menu. Navigate to 'Files' then 'Image Sizes'.

From the following page you can view and manage the Image Sizes used in your OpenAsset system.

Create a New Image Size

To create a new image size, click on the 'New Image Size' button. The following parameters can be defined:

  • Extension: This is a phrase or text that is appended to a filename when a new image is created by OpenAsset. Typical examples would include: medium, webview, hires etc. The image size extension needs to be correct first time. It cannot be changed once the image size has been created.

  • Format: Image format (jpg, tif)

  • Colourspace: Image colourspace (RGB, GRAY, CMKY)

  • Width x Height (pixels)

  • Resolution (dpi)

Once you have entered the correct settings, select 'Save'.

Edit an Existing Image Size

To edit the image size, click on 'Edit' next to the size name. The following information can be edited:

  • Name – Name displayed on image size list

  • Hints of usage – Hints will appear when users hover over the image size in the image info page

  • Extension – Filename extension inserted automatically when image is created

  • Built in image size (if it is a special image size certain values are locked)

  • Format – Image format (jpg, tif)

  • Colourspace – Image colourspace (RGB, GRAY, CMKY)

  • Width x height (pixels)

  • Resolution (dpi)

  • Crop to fit (rarely used)

  • Always create – Image automatically created on upload

  • Use for: zip, contact sheet and PowerPoint

  • Enabled

  • Display order – Display order on image size list

Make any amendments and click 'Save' to save your changes. You will then be returned to the image size list.

Note: we recommend editing image size settings with caution. If you have any questions, contact our Support Team.

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