Digital asset management teams often need to produce images with specific characteristics and attributes to fit in defined media spaces, such as websites and print ads. With Automated Image Renditions, Admins can define image rendition options that Vault can automatically generate for certain file types. The ability to automatically generate images in a defined size, quality, format, and colorspace removes the time and manual effort needed to create these specific image formats.
Consult your organization’s style guide or contact your marketing team for information on the products and imagery your organization uses. This information will help you configure your Automated Image Renditions.
About Automated Image Renditions
You can configure Automated Image Renditions to create images that meet the needs of the distribution channel and the material delivery method. For example, you could define a number of Automated Image Renditions for use in different media formats.
First, you could define an Automated Image Rendition for a web browser, which would create a PNG file up to a size of 800✖️ 600 pixels with an sRGB color space. You could then define another Automated Image Rendition for that same material for a high quality print format. That rendition could create a TIFF file at 1800dpi with a CMYK color space.
Vault supports source files with the following file types and extensions for Automated Image Renditions:
- Adobe® Photoshop® (*.psd)
- Adobe® Illustrator® (*.ai)
- Bitmap (*.bmp)
- JPEG (*.jpg, *.jpeg)
- Portable Network Graphics (*.png)
- Scalable Vector Graphics (*.svg)
- Tagged Image File Format (*.tif, *.tiff)
- WebP (*.webp)
Note: Vault does not support Automated Image Renditions for multipage Adobe® Photoshop® (.psd) and Adobe® Illustrator® (.ai) files.
Configuring Automated Image Renditions
To create an Automated Image Rendition:
- Navigate to Admin > Configuration > Rendition Types and click Create.
- Enter a Rendition Type.
- Select the Automated Image Rendition checkbox.
- Select the image file Format from the drop-down, for example, PNG.
- Enter a parameter in the Resize field if you wish for all image renditions of this type to be a certain size. See Resize parameters.
- Enter a Quality for the image based on the Output Format you selected. For example, entering a Quality of 10 would result in a high-quality PNG image but a low-quality JPEG image.
- Select the file Color Space from the drop-down, for example, CMYK for print or sRGB for web.
- Enter a Density to determine the image resolution in pixels per inch (PPI). You can specify both width and height for density, for example, 200✖️ 300. If you enter a single value, Vault uses that value for both width and height. The maximum Density is 1800.
- Optional: Select the Resample checkbox to force an image to resample, changing the image’s pixel dimensions.
- Optional: Select the Preserve Transparency checkbox to maintain transparent backgrounds from source files. Transparency is only preserved with .PNG, .WebP, .BMP, and .TIFF formats. Vault renders pure white (#FFFFFF) elements in source files as transparent elements in output files.
- Optional: Select the Flatten Image checkbox to merge image layers into a single layer.
- Optional: Select the Include Document Name checkbox to name renditions in the format
[document name] - [rendition].[format extension].
You can enter the following parameters to specify the characteristics of the resized image:
||Scales the X and Y dimensions while maintaining the aspect ratio.||
||Allows Vault to alter the aspect ratio as a percentage. Scale-x is the aspect ratio for the x dimension and Scale-y is the aspect ratio for the y dimension.||
||Sets the number of pixels in width.||
||Sets the number of pixels in height.||
||Sets the maximum values of either dimension.||
||Sets the minimum values of either dimension.||
||Sets a defined dimension that can override the image’s aspect ratio.||
||Reduces images larger than the entered dimensions.||
||Enlarges images smaller than the entered dimensions.||
||Resizes the image to the area specified. For example, if you entered “200,000”, Vault would create an image of 200,000 pixels and resize the image to fit into that area while preserving the aspect ratio.||
||Sets the aspect ratio of the image.||
- You can create up to 25 Automated Image Renditions per Vault.
- You cannot convert a standard Rendition Type to an Automated Image Rendition. You can convert a custom Rendition Type to an Automated Image Rendition.
- Vault does not support the LinearGray Color Space.
- When the Preserve Transparency checkbox is enabled, if the output file supports transparency, white and white backgrounds will be processed as transparent.
Applying Automated Image Renditions
After creating your Automated Image Rendition, you must apply it to any applicable document types, subtypes, or classifications. See Managing Rendition Types for detailed information.
Enhanced Automated Image Renditions
To enable enhanced .PSD to .PNG Automated Image Renditions, navigate to Admin > Settings > Application Settings and select the Enable enhanced PSD file image conversion checkbox. When enabled, Vault uses an alternative method when creating Automated Image Renditions from .PSD source files, improving the rendition quality.